Golf - Girls' Varsity
The golf team practices and plays at the Watertown Golf Club, a championship 18-hole golf course that is part of the 226-acre Taft School campus. Practice facilities include a driving range with unlimited range balls, putting and chipping areas, and an indoor hitting net and mats. Taft golf players receive complimentary afternoon and weekend tee times. The team also travels for spring break training in March of each year.
For years, the team has been involved in supporting local charities, from the Special Olympics to organizations working to support children affected by domestic violence. During the academic year, the team organizes instructional golf clinics for local elementary school children.
Tournament and League Records
|Founders League Tournament (established 2009)||Pippy O’Connor Independent Schools Girls’ Golf Classic||Pippy O’Connor Individual Champions|
2018 Tied Fourth
|2018 Julia Kashimura
2016 Portia Wang
2012 Ali Eleey
2011 Ali Eleey
2010 Bridget Wilcox
About Head Coach Mark Traina
A graduate of St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island, Mark attended Wesleyan University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and was a four-year varsity letter winner in hockey and baseball. After Wesleyan, he began his teaching career as the Carpenter Teaching Fellow in history at Taft. From there, Mark earned a Master of Arts at Wesleyan and served as a teacher, dean, coach, and dormitory head at Kent, Holderness, and Taft, and as dean of students at St. George’s School. Mark now serves as senior associate director of admissions at Taft, in addition to teaching history, and coaching girls’ ice hockey and girls’ golf. He lives in Meyers House with his wife, Edie, and their two children, Caroline and Lucy.
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