Boys' Golf

Boys' Golf

Boys’ varsity golf at The Hill School has been played since the 1920s and a school champion has been crowned every year since 1933 – the first school champion was Jack Munger '34, who went on to play in the 1935 Masters Golf Tournament. All Hill School students have playing privileges at Brookside Country Club, adjacent to our campus. The team has use of the practice range, short game area and practice putting green, and hosts all of its home matches there. Brookside is a challenging 18-hole track that plays to close to 6,800 yards; it is both lush and hilly and shares many of the characteristics of courses designed when it was, in 1916.

The Hill boys’ golf team plays a split-season schedule, with varsity and junior varsity teams competing in the fall and varsity only playing in the spring. The fall and spring varsity schedules each consist of 12-15 matches, with most opponents coming from the Mid-Atlantic Prep League, the Philadelphia Inter-Ac and Friends Leagues, and independent schools from Maryland and Connecticut. 

In addition to playing daily on the beautiful Brookside course, we play at some of the finest courses in the region at away matches including Pro Tour stop Waynesborough C.C, Huntington Valley C.C., Applebrook G.C., TPC Jasna Polana, and fabled Merion G.C.  Most matches are stroke play, with a few match play rounds included throughout the season.

Throughout the offseason, players are able to utilize the Hill Golf Center, a state-of-the-art golf simulator located in Sweeney Gymnasium.

To qualify to join the program, all candidates are strongly encouraged to establish a USGA handicap and to play as much competitive golf as possible. Varsity players generally have less than a 10 handicap.

V Spring Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
V Boys' Golf (Spring) vs.
Lawrenceville
Brookside View Recap Win Hill 236 LVille 253
V Boys' Golf (Spring) vs.
Brunswick/Gilman Tri-Match
Brookside View Recap Loss Hill 452 Brunswick 395 Gilman 433
V Boys' Golf (Spring) vs.
Shipley
Brookside View Recap Win Hill 233 Shipley 271
V Boys' Golf (Spring) vs.
Westtown/Perkiomen Tri-match
Applebrook Golf Club View Recap Win Hill 163 Wtown 180 Perk 187
V Boys' Golf (Spring) vs.
Peddie
Brookside View Recap Loss Hill 221 Peddie 209
V Boys' Golf (Spring) vs.
Blair
Blair Academy Details POSTPONED: 4/17/19
V Boys' Golf (Spring) vs.
Blair Academy
Blair Academy View Recap Loss Hill 222 Blair 203 Hun 217
V Boys' Golf (Spring) vs.
Hun
Hun View Recap Loss Hill 216 Hun 205
V Boys' Golf (Spring) vs.
Swing Against Cancer Invitational
Peddie View Recap Hill 351 Peddie 322
V Boys' Golf (Spring) vs.
Blair
Brookside Details CANCELLED

V Fall Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
There are no events to display

JV Fall Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
There are no events to display

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Joe Lagor | joelagor@thehill.org
After ten seasons as the junior varsity coach, Joe Lagor inherited the boys' golf program from legendary coach Jim Reifsnyder at the conclusion of the 2010 season. Following his first year in 2011, he helped orchestrate the program's transition from a spring-only sport to a two-season sport that competes in both the fall and spring seasons.  In the fall of 2011, the team's first time playing fall competition, Coach Lagor guided the team to a second place finish in the inaugural Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA) State Championship tournament and led Hill to an independent school state championship in 2016.  In addition to coaching boys' golf, Coach Lagor has coached a variety of levels of boys' ice hockey since his arrival at The Hill in 1987.  He also was a longtime head of the World Languages department and is an instructor of French. 

Assistant/Head JV Coach
Skip Derecola 

Inquiry Form

Golf Beyond The Hill

The following alumni are currently playing golf for their respective colleges or universities:

Hunter Ramee '18 - Seton Hall University

Stuart Fuller '17 - Wofford College

Charlie Musto '17 - United States Naval Academy

Mat Holmes-Hackerd '16 Kalamazoo College

News