Golf

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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Team Roster
First Name Last Name YOG Hometown
Elijah Grammas 2020 Gloucester, MA
Andrew Gray 2018 North Reading, MA
Jack Jin 2020 Ningbo, China
Ester Lang 2020 Beijing, China
Will Maloney 2018 Maplewood, NJ
Carson Matza 2019 Campbell River, BC
Leif Olson 2018 South Portland, ME
David Temkin 2019 Kennebunkport, ME
Mai Wong 2021 ChengDu, China
James Wu 2021 Shanghai, China
Brian Xiao 2021 Zhuhai, China
Robert Xu 2021 Beijing, China
David Zhang PG Beijing, China

Coaching Staff

Alec Newell ’88

History Teacher
B.A. Hobart William and Smith
Golf Head Coach
Boys’ Varsity Baseball Coach

Bio

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), Mr. Newell 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 “Men’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 and Emma.