An article partially reprinted from The Forest Scout to SCOUT NATION written by Varsity Boys Golf Co-Captain, Wesley Dixon:
........we would love for Scout Nation to come out and support the team at our home invitational. On Saturday, September 23, at Lake Bluff Golf Course we host our yearly Lake Forest High School McDermand invitational. In our four years on the team we have never been fortunate enough to have a student section. We are one of the few sports that can say this. We would love to change that. We want Scout Nation to come out and support the team.
Do it for the people that you notice in class wearing a scouts golf pullover who you never have gotten the chance to know.
Do it for Mr. Matheson, who taught most people in Lake Forest High School’s Driver’s Education system how to drive. Do it for scout pride. We play for each other each and every week. Firing up teammates when we see them spread out throughout the course, to give us the extra motivation in hopes of playing our very best. But we want Saturday, September 23 to be different. We want the students of Lake Forest High School to be there cheering and bringing energy to a quieter sport. Bring signs, get rowdy, and have fun sporting the LFHS Men’s golf team. It would be awesome to give the team a major momentum boost before we start playoffs, with the first round being our conference tournament on Tuesday, September 26. So on Saturday, September 23, we hope to be playing for someone different than each other. On Saturday, September 23 at 1 pm we hope to play for all of you. We hope to play for Scout Nation.
Lake Forest Golf Team Members: Sam Davis, Wesley Dixon, Danny Fisher, Scott Frevert, Pierce Grieve, Brooks Kreiling, Erik Ludeking, Patrick Moorhead, Connor Polender, Michael Seamen, Spencer Silvernail, Jed Thomas and Tyler Trachsel.
09/19/17 The Varsity Scouts lost a close one at Northmoor on Tuesday. The Scouts finished second out of four with a 146 total and two shots behind Highland Park. Leading the way for the Scouts was Danny Fisher who finished the day with a 35. Also helping out for the Scouts was Connor Polender, Michael Seaman, and Pierce Grieve who all shot 37s.
The Scouts head to Bittersweet and Bonnie Brook on Wednesday for matches against Warren and Waukegan.
09/16/17 Varsity Boys Golf had a busy Homecoming weekend........The Scouts placed third out of 26 teams at the Wildcat Invite. The tournament was hosted at Countryside Golf Course in Mundelein. As a team they posted a 303 finishing behind Highland Park and Stevenson. Leading the way for the Scouts was Danny Fisher and Connor Polender who both finished with 74s. Also helping out for the Scouts was Scott Frevert (77) and Jed Thomas (78).
The Scouts placed third at the Mustang Invite hosted at Steeple Chase Golf Course. The Scouts finished with a 308 total finishing behind New Trier and Loyola. Leading the way for the Scouts was Pierce Grieve and Patrick Moorhead who both finished with 75s. Also helping out for the Scouts was Wes Dixon and Flynn Bradley who finished with 79s.
The Scouts defeated Mundelein with a solid performance by the team. Danny Fisher led the way with a round of 33. Scott Frevert came in next at 36.
The Scouts have had a successful regular season run. All players will be in action on a busy Saturday as the top six travel to Countryside Golf Club, and the others travel to Steeple Chase Golf Club and Chevy Chase Golf Club.
09/09/17 The Varsity Scouts placed Third at Twin Orchard on Saturday with a 305 total. The low man for the Scouts was Michael Seaman with a 74. He placed 4th overall in the tournament. Also counting was Pierce Grieve (76), Danny Fisher (77), Jed Thomas and Patrick Moorhead both shot 78.
The Scouts traveled to Buffalo Grove Golf Course on Saturday for the Bison invite. It was a close battle throughout the day, but the Scouts came out victorious in the 16-team field behind some impressive play.
08/29/17 Lake Forest 143 - Stevenson 151 The Scouts hosted Stevenson at Lake Bluff on a wet Tuesday afternoon. The Scouts continued their winning ways by beating Stevenson 143-151 with a strong showing by the whole Scout team. The low man for the Scouts was Scott Frevert, who fired an impressive -2, 34. Other contributing members included Connor Polender (36), Patrick Moorhead (36), Jed Thomas (37), and Michael Seaman (37).
The Varsity golfers travel to Winnetka on Wednesday for a match against Loyola.
08/26/17 On Saturday, the Varsity Boys Golf Team traveled to Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee to compete in the sixteen-team invite.
Connor Polender paced the Scouts with a 2-under par 70 on Saturday for medalist honors. Freshman Pierce Grieve followed close behind Polender with a 74....good for second place. Jed Thomas (74) and Danny Fisher (75) also shot scores that counted for a team total of 292....a first-place finish.
08/21/17 In the early stages of the Lake County Boys Golf Invite on Monday afternoon the eclipse visited Shepherd's Crook Golf Course in Zion, making it feel a little like it was late evening for a few minutes. Stevenson took the title with a 299, just ahead of Lake Forest (301), Highland Park (303) and Deerfield (304) in the 16-team event.
Lake Forest's Danny Fisher (74) Pierce Grieve (75) and Jed Thomas (75) were among those receiving medals.
08/16/17 The Varsity Boys Golf team continued their winning ways with two victories--one on August 14 against Lake Zurich and another on August 15 when they defeated Loyola, New Trier, GBS and Loyola in a quad tournament.
08/10/17 Lake Forest Varsity Boys Golf claimed a victory at Fox Run Golf Links with a team total of 271. York (274) came in second and Prospect (279) came in third. Prospects' C. Busch/D. Norton had the low score for the day with a 65. They were followed closely by Patrick Moorhead/Pierson Grieve with a -4 66.
Coach Matheson became Head Varsity coach in 2003. Prior to that, he was head coach at Waukegan HS for 2 years.
Jim received his BA in Marketing and Management from Trinity International Univ. and Roosevelt Univ. and his Master's in Educational Administration form Northern Ill. Univ. He teaches in the Driver Education Department at LFHS.
2017 marks Coach O'Connor-Brooks first year as Assistant Boys Golf coach at LFHS. Coach O'Connor-Brooks has also been a member of the basketball coaching staff at LFHS since 2011.
He is a 2006 graduate of LFHS and 2010 graduate of the University of Iowa. Coach O'Connor-Brooks played for Coach Matheson from the fall of 2003-2005. He has been helping out with the golf team at practices as well as different events since the fall of 2013.
He currently works in the Special Education Department at LFHS.