Golf - Coed Varsity
The Governor's Academy has had a golf team since the 1920s and the Ould Newbury Golf Club is the team’s home course for practice and matches. Ould Newbury is a semi-private club, but the Academy’s students and faculty have special privileges because the school owns the land that includes the course and the clubhouse. This nine hole gem is a challenging course, a great place to hone skills.
The Governor’s Academy golf team competes in the Independent School League against Belmont Hill, Brooks, BB&N, Lawrence, Middlesex, Milton, Nobles, Rivers, St. Georges, St. Mark’s, St. Sebastian’s, and Thayer. Besides playing each of these schools at least once during the regular season and competing for The Walworth Trophy (the team with the best win-loss record in the league), the Governors also vie for the Kingman Cup, a one day 18 hole medal play match between the top five players from the ISL schools. In addition, the golf team competes with Andover and Exeter at their home courses on three separate dates, in 45 holes of medal play competition for The Witherspoon Cup.
Both boys and girls are welcome to try out for spots on either the varsity or junior varsity team. Typically, there are 14 students who comprise the two squads and seven or eight players will earn spots for competition at the varsity level. The varsity team plays two or three matches a week during the spring season.
Recent graduates have played or are currently playing at Boston College, Colby, Williams, and Trinity. We look forward to an enjoyable and successful 2018 season.
For more information about golf at the Academy, please contact Coach Steve Ogden.
Coaches: Steve Ogden, Leonard S. Ceglarski