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Girls' Golf

Golf

Each spring, when Hill girls hit the links for the first time, we make sure any new members understand completely the overriding mission of our program. Yes, we like to win, and we have had considerable success since our program was founded in 2006; however, our main goal is for each player to develop a love for the game that remains with her for a lifetime.
Our season consists of a nice mixture of individual events and team matches with other Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and Inter-Ac schools. We carry between seven and ten varsity players, depending on levels of experience, with most varsity players shooting from the high 30s to the low 50s for nine holes. Our JV program caters to younger and less experienced players with hopes that their games will develop to contribute later in their Hill careers. In addition to playing in the MAPL league, The Hill is a member of the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA), culminating each spring with participation in the independent state tournament, a tournament we won in 2018.

Our home course is Brookside Country club, which lies adjacent to The Hill School campus, easy walking distance for players. The women’s tees offer a strong test of golf at 5,400 yards, a fine training ground for future college players. Brookside is, by far, one of the better courses to play in the MAPL league. We also have the opportunity to compete on some of the premier courses in Philadelphia, including home of the U.S. Open, Merion Golf Club.

Even though playing in college is not the ultimate objective for Hill players, we have had a number of young women go on to compete at the collegiate level, with two earning All-American honors and League Player of the Year distinction at the Division 3 level (Jane Hopkinson-Wood ’14 and Elizabeth Gudas ‘14). Some of the schools where our players have matriculated include Amherst, Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, Middlebury, Ohio Wesleyan, Williams and Wittenberg. Jane Hopkinson-Wood, who was a 4-time All-American, is currently head women’s golf coach at Centre College in Kentucky.