The golf program at Hotchkiss strives to create a dynamic team experience within a sport that is usually very solitary. Together, we improve our golf game through hard work and practice, and look to have fun as a team by enjoying a sport we love. While we always want to win and play our best, we strive to do so in a way that balances our hard work with fun and forming strong team bonds. Golf is a lifelong activity and at all levels we seek to encourage a love for the game, respect for the rules and a healthy sense of competitiveness that will stay with our athletes for their entire lives.
The varsity team is comprised of eight players, but the line between varsity and JV is fluid. It is common for JV players to advance to varsity in subsequent years. We take pride in this aspect of our program and value the hard work and dedication that our young players bring to their game. The varsity and JV coaching staffs work closely together during both the season and the off-season.
-- Jason Maier, Head Coach, Boys Varsity Golf
We are fortunate to have our own 9-hole course (3,043 yards, par 35) that circles the campus of the school and is closed to the public every afternoon during the school season. Designed by prominent golf course architect Seth Raynor, the Hotchkiss golf course was ranked 10th in Golfweek Magazine's "Best Places You Can Play" in Connecticut for 2016. Its undulating greens and moderate elevation changes provide a fun and appropriate challenge for our team members. We also have an indoor facility for practicing during inclement weather.
Head Coach Jason Maier joined the Hotchkiss School as boys varsity golf coach and instructor in math in 2008. He grew up in western New York, where he began playing golf at a young age. Coach Maier played competitive golf both in high school and in college. He enjoys working with the golf team and prioritizes sportsmanship and hard work among his players.
Assistant Coach Tiffany Lim has more than 10 years of competitive golf experience, enjoying a successful junior golf career in California and eventually captaining the Harvard Women’s Golf team to several Ivy League titles. Most notably, she qualified for and made the cut at the 2010 US Women’s Open Championship. Coach Lim teaches math at the Hotchkiss School and works with both the girls and the boys golf programs.