The spring semester is done and dusted and during it our club grew to almost twice its size, we competed all around, practiced a bunch, and inaugurated new officers, among other things! Catch up on our semester with the Spring Newsletter!
On June 9th, we had the pleasure of playing at Indian Pond Country Club in the best golf weather one could have imagined. The course was in great condition and so was the field of scramble pairings, where the winners shot as low as 65. On our side, Alex and Will played a good 73. Only, Alex’s driver did not survive the round, falling victim to a Happy Gilmore on the longest-drive hole. The other two pairs with Andy and Katy as well as Antti and Hem were both struggling to keep up to their game, but, on a positive note, Andy won the par 3 nearest-to-the-pin with a great shot only 3 feet away from the hole. While Andy’s dart remained our only triump, we definitely had great fun and were treated to optimal conditions!
Amidst good ol’ Nor’easters, City Tour Boston treated us to a sunny day full of lush fairways and greens (and for some of us, bunkers and woods, too) at Red Tail Golf Club on May 11th. In our first scramble tournament of the season, our MVPs Kim and Will scored a respectable 2nd place finish with a 4-under 68, with few unfortunate missed putts costing us first place. The rest of us, Antti, Clemens, Brennan, and Cameron, all had our respective struggles, but in the end some highlight birdies were made, and the scenic 18th hole with a cheering clubhouse gallery helped finish our rounds on a positive note.
We won the City Tour event at Shaker Hills,* which means we qualified for the City Tour Championship at Pinehurst Resort! The fall season just got that much better! Thank you Nextgengolf for running a great tournament and Shaker Hills for having us!
*With tons of help from reinforcements outside the club. Thanks to y’all!
The last weekend of July had us at yet another City Tour Boston scramble tourney, this time at the beautiful Shining Rock Golf Club. Our team saw a lot of success, as Kim and Will etched close to the W, finishing T1. If only one extra putt had dropped! For consolation, Kim bombed a win in the long drive competition, while Antti and Clemens scored their virgin eagle with a chip in on hole 13. Onward and upward!
We’ll keep you posted on our endeavors in the summer’s City Tour events! You’ll find us at:
- Lake of Isles Golf Club and Resort, Aug 25th
The first truly beautiful day of spring on May 18th found the team out at Shaker Hills Country Club for the annual Senior Send-off, with Luka representing this year’s class. The course was in excellent condition and the gorgeous weather inspired plenty of other golfers to make a similar pilgrimage. Andy, Antti, Clemens, Kevin, and Kim did their best to celebrate Luka’s upcoming graduation with birdies and pars, as well as some wayward drives that we prefer to view as tributes. The team will miss Luka and our other seniors and we wish them all the best as they set off from MIT. We look forward to playing with you all and hearing about your accomplishments in the future!
6 MIT golfers (Antti + Clemens, Brennan R + Cam, Kim + Alex T) faced off against Harvard in a 2-person best-ball match play format, with each match offering 3 points for the taking (front 9, back 9, overall). Narrow, undulating fairways, steep changes of elevation, gusting winds, and wet conditions made The Meadow at Peabody quite the test on Saturday. Brennan + Cam took 2 points as did Kim + Alex, with a few birdies peppered in from the team as a whole. Ultimately, Harvard barely edged it out over MIT, with a final score of 4-5. More importantly, everyone had a great time and we made some new friends in the process.
The Ridge Club
The first tournament of the season took place on April 5 & 6 at The Ridge Golf Club on Cape Cod, in arguably the best weather we had so far this year, with wind picking up a bit on Sunday. Competing against teams from five other schools in the New England area, the MIT Club Golf Team came in fifth after two very enjoyable days on a course in pristine conditions, particularly for this time of year. Kim and Alex both scored in the Top 10, while less experienced golfers of the team broke 100 for the first time. Had a fantastic weekend out on Cape Cod!
Results can be found here.
Hyannis Golf Club
The season’s second tournament was held at Hyannis Golf Club, again on Cape Cod. Starting in heavy rain on Saturday and thankful that the club had provided carts, we pushed through a 5.5 hour 18-hole round with slow pace of play and fog on the back 9. Sunday’s round began with a shotgun start at 8 am and in far better weather than we had seen the day before. At times and with a bit of fantasy, the pine tree lined fairways reminded a bit of Augusta National, where the Masters’ final round would see Tiger have a lot more success on the course than we had.
Results can be found here.
It’s hard to believe another semester is at its end. The cold weather came in a hurry this year, but we still braved the cold and played until Thanksgiving break. We are all eagerly looking forward to the return of warmer weather. While we wait, we’ll be honing our games indoors and working with Joe.
This semester we grew from 25 to 38 members and practiced and played every week this semester. It was exciting for me to see the growth of our team and it goes to show golf is thriving at MIT. Click here for our newsletter, you can read about all our highlights from this Fall. Please enjoy on this Monday morning!
All of this does not happen without your support so I would like to express my sincerest thanks to everyone who has helped make this program successful. And remember, if you would like the most up-to-date news on our team, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact our Leadership Team at email@example.com.
Hit ‘em straight!
MIT Club Golf President