The girls' golf team closed out the spring 2017 season by winning both the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and New Jersey prep "A" state championships.
STATE PREP A CHAMPIONS
2017 2016 2014 2013 2012 2011
— MAPL CHAMPS —
2017 2016 2015 2011
Blair is blessed to have its own nine-hole golf course right on campus. Set among rolling hills and playing through the woods on the edge of campus, the course is both great fun and a great challenge for golfers of all levels. It is a 3,000 yard par 35, and its USGA rating/slope, adjusted for 18 holes is 69.4/126. Provided it is not covered in snow in the winter months, the course is open to students to play throughout the year. In the fall, students who are not otherwise required to play a team sport may participate in the recreational golf program. Students use this program as a way to work on their games, regardless of their level of play, in September and October. During the winter months, golfers can continue to work on their game in the indoor golf room using the simulator/golf net or the practice putting green.
The Blair Golf Team
In the spring, Blair has three separate golf teams: varsity and JV boys and varsity girls. The girls' team comprises approximately 8 to 10 players. Golf season runs from the end of March to the middle of May, and during spring break, the team travels south for a week of preseason training. For the past three years, both the boys’ and girls’ teams have trained at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Currently, the girls’ team holds a 55-5-2 record and has won five New Jersey prep “A” state championships in the past six years.
We believe that high school golf, at its best, is a vehicle for teaching important values both on and off the course. Chief among those values are honesty, integrity, and respect for both yourself and your opponent. As one of the few high school sports to be played without a referee or scorekeeper, the development of these values is critical to any successful golf season, and we stress them each and every day. In addition to those values, practices focus on three main components of competitive golf: short game, course management and performing in pressure situations.
All Blair teams compete in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL). Along with Blair, the MAPL is made up of Lawrenceville, Hun, Hill, Peddie and Mercersburg. The season culminates with the MAPL tournament and the New Jersey prep "A" state tournament. The team participates in the Red Devil Invitational (one of New Jersey’s premier girls’ golf tournaments) held at Copper Hill Country Club in Hunterdon and the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament held at the Peddie School.
For more information on girls' golf at Blair, please contact head varsity coach and Athletic Director Paul Clavel '88 at (908) 362-6121, ext. 5651, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Coach Clavel
As Blair's Director of Athletics, Paul Clavel '88 oversees the School's 28 varsity and 19 JV and thirds teams, supporting individual athletes and coaches at all levels of skill and ability.
In addition to his administrative responsibilities as AD, Paul teaches mathematics and coaches girls' varsity golf. During his tenure at Blair, he has also served as admission associate, housemaster, academic monitor, member of the Faculty Executive Committee and first assistant wrestling coach.
Paul is a proud member of Blair's class of 1988 who served as a prefect in East Hall, played lacrosse and wrestled, and was elected captain of the wrestling team his senior year. He went on to complete his undergraduate work at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he wrestled and earned his BS in secondary education and mathematics teaching certification.
Prior to joining Blair’s faculty in 2004, Paul taught mathematics in the Virginia public school system for more than a decade and served for six years as head wrestling coach and two years athletic director at Great Bridges Middle School in Chesapeake. He earned an MEd in school administration from Cambridge College in 2004.
Paul lives on campus with his wife, Erika, and their two daughters, Avery '19 and Emma. In his spare time, he enjoys quality time with his family and a quick round of golf on the Blair course.
|4/3||Lawrenceville||Away||4:15 pm||198-173 L|
|4/5||Hill||Home||4:00 pm||179-178 L|
|4/5||Peddie||Home||4:00 pm||179-198 W|
|4/8||Hill Invitational||Away||3:00 pm|
|4/12||Lawrenceville Invitational||Away||3:30 pm|
|4/19||Gill St. Bernard's||Home||4:00 pm|
|4/22||Lawrenceville||Home||2:00 pm||198-183 L|
|4/25||Montville High School||Away||3:30 pm|
|4/26||Blair Invitational||Home||3:30 pm|
|4/29||Swing Against Cancer Tournament @ Peddie||Away||1:00 pm||3rd-Place|
|5/1||Montville High School||Away||3:30 pm||178-220 W|
|5/3||Hill||Away||3:30 pm||185-179 L|
|5/10||MAPLs @ Lawrenceville||Away||3:30 pm||1st-Place|
|5/12||Montville High School||Home||3:30 pm|
|5/15||Phillipsburg||Home||4:00 pm||189-219 W|
|5/19||States @ Peddie||Away||3:00 pm|
|4/4||Pope John||Away||4:00 pm||PPD|
|4/6||Hill||Home||3:30 pm||169-202 W|
|4/9||Hill Invitational||Away||2:30 pm||Canceled|
|4/11||Red Devil Invitational||Away||11:00 am||5th-Place|
|4/13||Lawrenceville||Away||3:30 pm||168-168 T|
|4/16||Peddie||Home||2:30 pm||168-210 W|
|4/20||Pope John||Away||3:30 pm||170-244 W|
|4/22||Montville High School||Home||4:00 pm||158-242 W|
|4/25||Montville High School||Away||3:45 pm||184-211 W|
|4/27||Blair Invitational||Home||3:30 pm||1st-Place|
|4/29||Kent Place||Home||4:00 pm||Canceled|
|4/30||Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament @ Peddie||Away||1:00 pm||1st-Place|
|5/16||Trinity Hall||Away||4:00 pm||Canceled|
|5/16||Hunterdon Central||Home||4:00 pm||159-187 W|
|5/20||States @ Peddie||Away||3:00 pm||1st-Place|
|4/8||Peddie||Home||3:30 pm||168-211 W|
|4/9||Montville High School||Away||3:45 pm||Canceled|
|4/11||Invitational @ Hill||Away||2:00 pm|
|4/13||Red Devil Invitational||Away||11:00 am||4th-Place|
|4/15||Lawrenceville||Away||3:30 pm||175-161 L|
|4/18||Invitational @ Lawrenceville||Away||3:00 pm|
|4/20||Randolph & Pope John||Away||3:15 pm||Canceled|
|4/23||Kent Place||Home||4:00 pm||Canceled|
|4/23||Pope John||Home||4:00 pm||Canceled|
|4/25||Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament @ Peddie||Away||1:00 pm||1st-Place|
|4/27||Montville High School||Home||4:00 pm||172-213 W|
|4/29||Lawrenceville||Home||3:30 pm||161-176 W|
|4/29||Hill||Home||4:00 pm||161-196 W|
|5/1||Wayne Hills High School||Home||4:00 pm|
|5/4||Pope John||Away||4:00 pm||172-222 W|
|5/6||MAPLs @ Hill||Away||3:00 pm||1st-Place|
|5/8||Hunterdon Central||Home||4:00 pm||Canceled|
|5/11||TBMS Charity Event||Away||8:00 am|
|5/13||Blair Invitational||Home||3:30 pm|
|5/15||States @ Peddie||Away||3:00 pm||2nd-Place|
|4/5||Invitational @ Hill||Away||2:00 pm|
|4/9||Peddie||Home||4:15 pm||169-210 W|
|4/10||Pope John||Away||4:30 pm||179-197 W|
|4/12||Invitational @ Lawrenceville||Away||3:00 pm|
|4/16||Lawrenceville||Home||3:00 pm||177-184 W|
|4/23||Hill||Away||3:45 pm||193-182 L|
|4/26||Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament @ Peddie||Away||1:00 pm|
|4/28||Red Devil Invitational||Away||11:00 am|
|4/30||Hill/Lawrenceville @ Lawrenceville||Away||3:30 pm||Postponed|
|5/3||Hill||Home||2:30 pm||171-170 L|
|5/7||MAPLs @ Peddie||Away||3:00 pm||3rd Place|
|5/10||Hill/Lawrenceville @ Lawrenceville||TBD||2:00 pm||Canceled|
|5/12||Pope John||Home||3:45 pm||Postponed|
|5/16||States @ Peddie||Away||3:00 pm||Postponed|
|5/17||States @ Peddie||Away||1:00 pm||1st Place|