Varsity Golf

The Westover Golf team began play in 2009, and the program has made great strides over the past years. The Wildcats face strong competition from among others, Taft, Choate, Hotchkiss, Loomis and Ethel Walkers. The team participates in the Pippy O'Connor Independent School Golf Classic, which is an 18 and 9-hole stroke-play tournament that concludes the season. The team has had strong finishes over the past seasons.

The Wildcats’ home course is Highfield Club, located in Middlebury, CT, where they practice and play their home matches. The 9-hole course at the Highfield Club features 3,253 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. Designed by Orrin E. Smith/Al Zikorus, the Highfield golf course opened in 1953. Practice facilities and the rights to practice four days a week with home matches sprinkled in enables the team to work on all aspects of their game and improve their skills. As well as working with Coach Sutherland, players also have the opportunity for lesson instructions from a PGA professional.

This year, the team is made up of a competition squad and a developmental program. With a mix of novice and experienced players, the team hopes to continue to challenge their opponents.

Record: 0-4


2017 Schedule

Miss Hall's School, Ethel Walker School
Miss Hall's School
Loss 0-5, 0-4

Westover vs. Miss Hall’s and Ethel Walker

Saturday April 29, 2017 the Westover Golf team traveled to Lenox, MA to play a match with Miss Hall’s and Ethel Walker. While losing our matches with both schools we were competitive and with a good bounce here and a putt or two dropping in there it could have gone our way. Nonetheless we always live up to our team motto “work hard, play hard, eat well” stopping at the Red Lion Inn for dinner after our match. We do look forward to our match at Miss Hall’s every year.

Match results: Hall’s 0 – 5 – 0 EW 0 – 4 - 0

1. Hannah Geary L 4 and 2 L 2 and 1

2. Maddie Therrien L 3 and 2 L 5 and 4

3. Addie Visscher L 3 and 2 L 2 and 1

4. Lailai Dai L 4 and 3 L 5 and 3

5. forfeit

Miss Porter's School, Hotchkiss School, Taft School
Hotchkiss School
Loss 0-5, 0-5, 1-4

Westover vs. Hotchkiss, Taft and Miss Porter’s

Wednesday May 3rd the Westover Golf Team traveled to Hotchkiss to play a four school match including Taft and Miss Porter’s. Given it was a very windy day there was some outstanding play recorded by many of the participants including Westover’s number 1 player, Hannah Geary. In the game of golf you can only control what you do and not how the others play. Hannah, posting a 46 over a challenging course, played a wonderfully “smart” round. She remained competitive throughout giving herself a chance to win her matches. While losing to Taft and Hotchkiss she did post a convincing win against Miss Porter’s.

Match results: Hotch 0 - 5 - 0 Taft 0 - 5 - 0 MP 1- 4 - 0

1. Hannah Geary L 2 down L 3 and 2 W 3 and 2

2. Maddie Therrien L 5 and 4 L 4 and 3 L 4 and 3

3. Addie Visscher L 5 and 4 L 5 and 4 L 5 and 4

4. Lailai Dai L 5 and 4 L 5 and 4 L 4 and 2

5. forfeit

Choate Rosemary Hall, Williston Northhampton School
Choate Rosemary Hall
Loss 0-5, 0-5

Westover vs. Choate and Williston

On Saturday, May 6th the Westover Golf team traveled to Wallingford Country Club to take on Choate and Williston. While our ladies were competitive and played some good golf we were up against some more experienced players who simply outmatched us. The Wildcats are getting better with each practice and match played, it will just take a little more time for the squad.

Match results: Choate 0 – 5 – 0 WNH 0 – 5 - 0

1. Hannah Geary L 3and 2 W 3 and 1

2. Maddie Therrien L 5 and 4 L 4 and 3

3. Lailai Dai L 5 and 4 L 4 and 2

4. forfeit

5. forfeit

Pippy O'Connor Tournament
Taft School

Pippy O’Connor Golf Classic

The Pippy O’Connor Independent School Girls’ Golf Classic was held on Monday May 15, 2017 at Watertown Golf Club. Westover Golf team members, Hannah Geary '18 and Maddie Therrien '19, participated in the 9 hole division on a very windy and overcast day. With 62 young ladies competing in this tournament first year player, Maddie Therrien placed in a tie for 22nd and second year player and Westover team captain Hannah Geary finished in a tie for 4th place. This was an outstanding effort by Hannah on a very windy day who took advantage of her excellent putting skill averaging only 2 putts per hole. Congratulations to both of these young ladies for competing and representing Westover in the finest of traditions.

Head Coach

Scott Sutherland joined Westover School's coaching staff for the 2013 Golf season.

Scott, who attended Forman School was a three sport varsity athlete who continued his athletic career playing collegiate soccer for Monmouth University. He has been active in coaching swimming and baseball in his wider community.

He is a life-long golfer working with a variety of golf professionals and playing a wide variety of courses nationally and internationally. He is a past President and Golf Chair of Highfield Club (Westover's home course) and has strong associations with area clubs.


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