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. This year's captain is senior Hannah Geary, who competed with teammate Maddy Therrien '19 in last year's Pippy O'Connor, and both Wildcats saw success in the 9-hole.
Scott Sutherland - Head Varsity Golf Coach
Scott Sutherland joins 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.