Fords golf thrives under new leadership

Gregor Weissenberger ’25 surveys his shot

Coming off of a major win against St. Joe’s Prep, the Fords golf team now sets their eyes on the Inter-Ac, a state title, and EA Day. While the roster is made up of experienced, returning players, the team is under new leadership in the hands of Third Form Dean Mr. Stephen Cloran, and Sixth Form Captains Quin Bongiovanni, Alex Nemo, and John Rouse.

Despite the new faces leading the team, the transition has been nothing but smooth.

“I’ve been coaching team sports for most of my professional life, and I have to say that [the captains] have been extraordinary as program leaders,” Mr. Cloran said. “I am not surprised at all though, as I have known them for more than a few years now. I’m quite fortunate and so grateful to have such strong captains.”

The team’s success hasn’t just been about skill; it’s also about the camaraderie and culture they have built. Whether it’s playing casual rounds, sharing team dinners, or competing together, the team maintains a strong emphasis on both competitiveness and unity. 

“For me, the team culture is really what makes this team so special,” Bongiovanni said. “Unlike other sports, where there may be a divide between underclassmen and upperclassmen, we all stay together on Haverford Golf. We’re all brothers and will always push each other to be better.”

The team has set ambitious goals for the season: winning the Inter Ac, beating EA, winning the state title, having the highest GPA of all the sports teams, and making the world a better place through a service learning project. 

Beyond these objectives, they also prioritize maintaining integrity and respect for the game.

“A Haverford golfer will always play, and enforce the game with complete honesty and respect”

Quin bongiovanni ’24

“A Haverford golfer will always play, and enforce the game with complete honesty and respect,” Bongiovanni said. “A Haverford golfer should be nothing shy of a gentleman at all times, and there absolutely no room for any disrespect to the game which has given us so much.”

Author: Arsh Aggarwal '24

Arsh Aggarwal is currently the Sr. Managing Editor of The Index. His previous roles were Editor of Features and Campus Opinions. In 2023, Arsh was awarded the First Place prize in the Pennsylvania Press Club Annual High School Journalism Contest for his piece titled "SAT going digital in 2024",