duPont Manual Men’s Golf is a KHSAA sanctioned sports team that competes in the Kentucky 6th Region. Manual fields teams at the varsity and junior varsity levels, playing approximately 20 events at each level. The Manual golf season begins with practice on July 15, and concludes with the State Championship in early October.

At the varsity level, Manual will compete in approximately 10 tournaments and 10 matches. Tournaments are 18-hole events where as many as 25 teams compete. Over the past years, the team has traveled to all parts of the state to play tournaments. These tournaments are typically played on Saturdays and are an all-day event. A tournament team consists of 5 players, with the top four scores being used to calculate a team score. Match play is a 9-hole event which is played after school, against one or two local teams, and typically at a Metro Parks course. Matches usually take three hours to complete. In match play, the team typically consists of six golfers, using the four best scores to determine the team score.

High school golf in Kentucky is one of the shortest sporting seasons. Manual golf is a competitive sport that represents the school, against other schools, in the field of play. Because Manual golf is not a ‘club’ sport, we ask that players achieve a certain level of skill before making a decision to participate. Incoming freshman are encouraged to shoot below 95/47 (18/9 holes), sophomores 90/45, juniors 85/43, and seniors 80/40. There is little practice time before the season begins, it is suggested you be on the top of your game when the season starts.

The Manual golf team is entirely self- funded, with the majority of those funds coming from our annual fundraiser, The Slyder Cup. The Sylder Cup is the booster club sponsored golf scramble held each year in late May. Players are responsible for getting teams to play, securing sponsors, and selling raffle tickets. This is a team function, for the team’s benefit, and all team members are strongly encouraged to participate.

Coach Todd Eastridge is starting his second campaign as head coach, and has been involved with Manual golf since 2009. Coach Eastridge has led golf teams for 10 years, and has participated in the State Championship four times.