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Golf - Boys' Varsity

Record: 12-2

Overview

Overview

Harley Fish Roberts started the Taft golf program in 1901 when he laid out the original nine-hole course on campus. Since those early beginnings, golfers at Taft have enjoyed playing their home course and have completed many fine seasons. Today the Watertown Golf Club has been transformed from its original 9-holes to an 18-hole championship course that plays host to all home Taft matches and the Connecticut Golf Association’s Junior Amateur Championship. Coached by Jack Kenerson since 1994, the goals each season are to provide each golfer with an experience that allows him to improve his golf and contribute to the success of the team. To accomplish these goals, the team takes full advantage of the practice and course facilities of Watertown Golf Club, which includes a full driving range, two putting greens and a short-game green. The varsity schedule includes 16 matches and four team tournaments.

A number of Taft golfers, under Kenerson's tutelage, have gone on to have successful DI and DIII college careers, the most notable being James Driscoll '96. Driscoll (UVA ’00) was a finalist in the US Amateur Competition, has played in The Masters, and is a member of the PGA Tour. More recently, Taft golfers have been honored as a NESCAC Champion, NESCAC Rookie of the Year, and been named to the All NESCAC team. Most recently, in May 2016, Taft golfers competed for Colgate University and Bucknell University in the Patriot League Championship, and for George Washington University in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.

The golf team has taken trips outside New England in both preparation for its spring season and as post-season excursions. In June 2004, the team traveled to Ireland for a week of golf at the Waterville Golf Links, and, in March 2006, traveled to Alabama for a week on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. In March 2011, the team prepared for the season at the Orange County National Golf Center in Florida, and in June 2012 the team traveled to the Home of Golf, St. Andrew's, Scotland. Most recently, the team prepared for the 2014 season on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, and in March 2016, the team traveled to south Florida to play at Seminole Golf Club and other area courses.

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Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Type Details Result Score Status
vs.
Hopkins School
Yale U. Golf club Away Details Win 190-240
vs.
Salisbury School
Yale U. Golf club Away Details Win 190-227
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Wallingford Country Club Away Details Win 387-405
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Wallingford Country Club Away Details Win 387-423
vs.
Brunswick School
Century Country Club Away Details Loss 7-14
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Home Details CANCELLED
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Home Details Win 393-451
vs.
Kent School
Home Details Win 393-419
vs.
Andover Invitational
Newport Country Club Away Details Placed
vs.
Salisbury School (CT), Tabor Academy, Deerfield Academy, Hotchkiss School, Phillips Academy Andover, Loomis Chaffee School, Phillips Exeter Academy
Newport Country Club Away Details Win
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
Home Details Loss 201-200
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Home Details Win 201-226
vs.
Westminster School
Home Details Win 201-204
vs.
Bulls Bridge Tournament
Bulls Bridge Tournament Away Details Placed
vs.
Kent School
Home Details Win 409-411
vs.
Berkshire School
Home Details Win 409-458
vs.
Suffield Academy
Home Details Win 206-245
vs.
Brunswick School
Home Details CANCELLED
vs.
Founders League Tournament
Avon Old Farms School Away Details
vs.
Kingswood Invitational Tournament
Oak Ridge GC Away Details

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
AJ Davidson 2020 Lake Forest, IL
James Donaldson 2020 Kirkland, QC
Jonathan Elkins 2020 South Deerfield, MA
Gus Harper 2019 Cobham, SY
Henry Horne 2020 Winnetka, IL
Rex Riefler 2019 Vero Beach, FL
Enrique Yen Chiang 2021 Iquique
Leo Yuan 2019 Shanghai

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Jack Kenerson

After graduating from Colgate University in 1986, Jack returned to Taft as a Carpenter Teaching Fellow, living on CPT3, teaching history, coaching, and working in admissions. Now the holder of the Robert Congdon Chair, Jack combines teaching AP European History with being senior class dean and coaching the varsity golf team (six-time Founders League champs). He has served as assistant varsity football coach, assistant varsity hockey coach, corridor head of HDT2, chair of the history department, admission officer, and he is a longtime member of the Disciplinary Committee. While a student at Taft, Jack was the winner of Reardon Prize for excellence in history, winner of the Cross Football Award, and captain of the varsity golf team. He lives on campus with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, Peter (Taft Class of 2019), Nicholas (Taft Class of 2021), and Alexander.

Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2006-07 14-2 2007-08 9-7
2008-09 14-1 2009-10 6-7
2010-11 10-1 2011-12 13-3
2012-13 15-2 2013-14 9-1
2014-15 11-3 2015-16 13-3
2016-17 11-0 2017-18 12-3

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