Golf - Girls' JV
The girls JV golf program was established in 2012 and has continued to grow in numbers since then. There is a wide range of ability on the team, from novice golfers to more experienced players. Competing in match play duel-matches allows the golfers the opportunity to practice their on-course skills, including golf etiquette, while getting to know competitors from other schools. Practices consist of working on consistent swing technique, chipping and putting, and course management. Taft JV golf's home course is Watertown Golf Club, which is adjacent to campus and is a competitive yet manageable 18-hole championship course. Taft students are permitted to play for free year-round, and tee times are set aside in the spring for Taft interscholastic teams.
The JV golf team is focused on three things: improving each player's golf skills, understanding the rules and etiquette on and around a golf course, and instilling a lifelong passion for golf.
About Coach Duffy
Erin earned a bachelor's degree in Classics from UC Santa Barbara, with a concentration on the language and literature. She graduated with Honors and received the undergraduate award for excellence in Classics. Erin began her teaching career in 2004 in her home state of California at The Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. At Stevenson, Erin held a variety of roles, including classics department head, head girls' varsity volleyball coach, dormitory head, and director of residence. While teaching at Stevenson, Erin earned her Masters in Classics from University of Florida. At Taft since 2012, Erin is the classics department head, teaching Latin courses ranging from Latin 1 to Post-AP. Erin also serves as the director of residential life at Taft and considers herself to be a lifelong boarding school educator. During her time at Taft, Erin has attended several conferences, including TABS, NAIS, GCLI, and has presented at the bi-annual ISGP conference. Erin lives in Vogelstein dormitory with her wife Riann, their two children, and their dog.