Message from the Coach
Kent Golf is an excellent experience, whether you are a competitive low handicap player, looking to get to that level, or just looking to improve at this exciting game. Our co-ed varsity team has a very competitive schedule, providing team members with ample opportunity to test themselves against some of the best golfers in New England high school prep golf. The sub-varsity team has a slightly less demanding schedule of competition, with many matches during the season, and a focus on development of talent.
The Kent Golf Team practices and competes at Bulls Bridge Golf Club in South Kent, CT. Afternoon practice sessions involve a combination of short-game work on the practice green, long-game development on the practice range, and pulling the physical and mental components of a good game together out on the course. Access to PGA-certified training professionals and excellent facilities are a definite advantage for the team.
Kent School has recently constructed our own practice range on campus, complete with a tee line with nine top-of-the-line hitting mats, and two large practice bunkers. A practice putting surface is in the works for the 2016 season, so we will have everything that we need right here at home. We have an indoor practice cage to keep everyone swinging during the winter term, and golfers have the option of weekly group lessons with our PGA-certified professionals from Bulls Bridge at their local indoor training facility all winter leading up to our spring term season.
We are committed to allowing each student who wishes to improve as a golfer the opportunity to do so at the level that best suits his or her abilities. Our sub-varsity team, and the developing players in the program who are not quite ready for competition, remain focused on improvement and gaining mental confidence, while our Varsity team is focused on competing at the highest level possible. Open movement within the program is always possible, where sub-varsity players may challenge their way into a varsity position with demonstrated merit.