Amherts Men's Golf - A Tradition of Excellence
Amherst College has enjoyed an outstanding national reputation for over 175 years because of its academic tradition and educational standards. Amherst athletic teams have been a strong contributing factor to this "tradition of excellence."
As part of the athletic program, Amherst golf has emerged as one of the most successful in the East. In recent years, the Lord Jeffs have:
Won six Massachusetts State Championships
Won the New England Championship
Qualified for the NCAA Championships 13 times
Graduated nine All-Americans
Graduated six Academic All-Americans
Been consistently ranked among the top Division III teams in the country
The most exciting new aspect of the program is that the team is now allowed to compete at the NCAA Division III Championships. Previously, NESCAC conference rules dictated that members of the team could only compete if selected as individuals. Since the overturning of that rule, Amherst has earned a berth in the NCAA Division III National Championship in both 1997 and 1998.
the Amherst golf program offers a challenge as well as an opportunity to the qualified student-athlete by demanding hard work and commitment to excellence within a challenging educational environment.
Amherst has a strong commitment to the game of golf. As a result, its golf facilities are among the finest in New England. The golf team has a nine-hole course and an 18-hole track available for play and practice. Practice fields and balls are immediately available on campus. Indoor facilities include a room dedicated exclusively to golf with driving nets, pitch and putt pads, mirrors and extensive video equipment.