The Gould Academy Golf team is a competitive program that consistently vies for the MAISAD Championship every year. The format is match play with a final stroke play championship.
Our co-ed team is made up of players who compete around the country and has included past Maine State Junior Amateur Champions. Thanks to our in-town location, the team practices and plays at the award-winning Bethel Inn Golf Course located just a short walk up the street from campus. Players on the team also have an opportunity to work with pros from the Bethel Inn Golf School.
Our golf season takes place amidst spectacular fall foliage, but there are many opportunities to play in the spring and on the weekends throughout both seasons.
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Mr. Newell grew up on campus as the son of Mr. Charlie Newell, the legendary Gould teacher, coach, and dorm head. Now as a faculty member (and 1988 Gould grad), he has a knack for finding the story in any historic moment and making that story come alive for his students. Before Gould, he taught at Telstar High School, the regional high school here in Bethel, where he was named “Teacher of the Year” by their student council in 2002, 2003, and 2004. Mr. Newell served as the Athletic Director and English/History teacher at Kents Hill School for eight years, where he was honored with Boy’s Basketball Coach of the Year” in 2000 by the Central Maine Newspapers. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, sports collectibles, and playing the harmonica. Mr. Newell lives off campus with his wife, Lynn, a local primary school educator, and their two daughters, Caroline ’20 and Emma.
Coach Brown is originally from Newry, Maine, and grew up skiing at Sunday River. He attended Gould Academy, graduating in 2010. At Gould, he was a member of both the Alpine Competition Program and the lacrosse team, and graduated top 10 academically in his class. He went on to Bates College, where he was a 4-year member of the Alpine team and competed in two NCAA Eastern Regional Championships. Graduating from Bates with a degree in mathematics, he stayed with the Bates Alpine Team for two more years, as Coach Connell’s assistant. He coached the FIS Women’s team at Sugar Bowl Academy in Truckee, California, before returning to Gould.