The varsity golf team continues to make a name for itself at both the local and regional levels. Success within the FAA and against New England prep schools against the backdrop of some of the most challenging and historic courses in the area is remarkable. Brunswick holds an impressive match record of 158-20-8 since 2011, including multiple FAA championships, Hotchkiss Invitational titles and Fishers Island Invitational first-place finishes.
Brunswick hosts its own tournament at the Round Hill Club, and play most home matches at the Stanwich Club. In addition to Stanwichthe team practices and plays on a course rotation that includes the Bedford Golf and Tennis Club, Burning Tree CC, Century CC, Fairview CC, the GlenArbor Club, Greenwich CC, Rockrimmon CC, Round Hill Club and Tamarack CC.
Spring break trips have taken the team to Georgia, where the Bruins have practiced and played at the Atlanta Athletic Club, East Lake Golf Club and the Sea Island Club. Other stops included Florida destinations such as TPC at Sawgrass, PGA Village, Bears Club and the Medalist Golf Club.
All Brunswick players, both varsity and JV, are taught course management skills, match and stroke play strategies, as well as sportsmanship, course etiquette and the honor and values inherent in the game of golf. Recent graduates have gone on to play at Division I programs in the Big 10, Ivy League and the Patriot League, along with top Division III programs across the country.
Brunswick wrapped up the 2017 season with a third-place finish at the Western New England Invitational, held at Bull's Bridge GC in South Kent, Conn. Ben Carpenter tied for overall medalist with an even-par 72, as the Bruins finished in third, five strokes behind second-place Loomis Chaffee (383), as Taft won the five-score aggregate event (377).
Undefeated Hackley (12-0) took four of six individual matches, finishing with an aggregate score of 203 to Brunswick's 210 at the Fairview C.C. on Monday. The Bruins (12-4) picked up team points by tying two matches, as co-medalist Charlie Marvin shot a three-over 38, while Jack Kulesh carded a 43.
Brunswick finished third in the 25-team Metedeconk Prep Challenge on Sunday at the Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J. In the sixth-annual event, Connor Belcastro and Matthew Camel shot a one-over par 73 in the two-man best ball contest, five strokes behind champion Hill School (Pa.) and four behind runner-up Pennington School (N.J.).
The Bruins finished second at the Brunswick Invitational on Thursday at Round Hill Club, three strokes behind the winning score of 304 by Greenwich High School. Brunswick’s second-place total of 307 bested both Bergen Catholic (316) and New Canaan High School (322).
Taft edged Brunswick in an 18-hole match-play event by an 11.5-9.5 margin on Wednesday at the Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y. On the day, the Bruins won three of seven individual matches against the Rhinos, while three other Bruins earned team points.