Monday, March 20, 2017

Golfers head south for spring break

Seven students and two coaches traveled to St. Simons Island, GA, for six days of golf during spring break. Hosted by past parents Mary Jo and Bob Prater, the group played all three courses at the Sea Island Resort, as well as Brunswick Country Club. The highlight of the trip was a round at Ocean Forest GC, site of the 38th Walker Cup matches in 2001. 

The group also traveled to Savannah where they were treated to golf by current parent Andrew Rice at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Afterwards, current parents Felicia and Doug McManamy took the team B&D Burgers for dinner.

We also want to thank Francie and Shannon Hargrove for the wonderful breakfast they provided, and all the other parents who helped sponsor the trip.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Andrew Rice works with fall golfers

Andrew Rice, Director of Instruction at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa and current parent of Jameson Rice '19, returned to Woodberry Forest this weekend to work with the varsity golfers. Each student had an individual lesson and participated in group activities designed to simulate playing conditions during competitive rounds. As one participant put it, "I learned the true value of skill in the golf game, and how it isn't always the normal ways of practice that make you better."

Coach Marc Hogan said, "I appreciate Andrew's enthusiasm and expertise. For me, his weekend clinics are a graduate seminar in golf instruction."

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pro helps fall golfers with putting technique

Bill Fedder, Director of Instruction at Spring Creek GC, was on campus September 22-23, 2016.  He worked individually with our fall golfers using the SAM PuttLab.  Here, he works with Scott Gullquist ’17 in Woodberry's Wall Room.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Jack Stein ’19 finishes third in group at HJGT Northern Virginia Shootout

Congratulations to Jack Stein '19 for finishing third in the Boys' 14-15 age group at the HJGT Northern Virginia Jr. Shootout this weekend. Jack shot 79-79 on the Augustine GC's 6598-yard, par 71 layout. 

Jack, right, with the first and second place winners.

Also competing in the Boys' 14-15 group was Luke McNabb (79-84) who finished fifth.

The following competed in the Boys' 16-19 age group:
  • Mac Boney (83-81), 9th place
  • Crawford Humphreys (84-84), 13th place
  • Woodson Smith (85-87), 12th place
  • Judson Innes (113-102), 15th place
  • Sam Hull (115-NS)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Peter Knade ’16 places 15th in first collegiate tournament

Playing in his first collegiate tournament at Pete Dye's demanding Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Peter Knade '16 shot 215 (71-69-75) to tie for 15th (out of 92 golfers) and finished second (-1) on the Maryland team. The Terps finished third 859 (-5) behind Ole Miss 856 (-8) and winner Middle Tennessee State 850 (-14).

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Coach Hogan excels in summer play

During the summer of 2016, Mr. Hogan played in several senior events. Highlights include a third place finish in the 74th Valentine Invitational at Hermitage CC, winning his qualifying group for the 69th VSGA Sr. Amateur at Old Trail GC, and playing in the penultimate group during the final round at the 31st VSGA Sr. Stroke Play Championship at Petersburg CC. He currently stands 38th in the VSGA Sr. Men's player rankings.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Team Jamaica comes in second with Jack Stein ’19

Thanks to Vicki Stein, parent of Jack Stein ’19 for the update and photos!

Team Jamaica came in second at the Caribbean Junior Amateur Golf Championship in Barbados.  Jamaica has not placed since we have been going to that tournament so was nice to come back with something! 


Jack Stein ’19 is first on the left.