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Georgetown Prep Golf

In 1924 five Prep students formed a golf team to play matches with other schools in the DC area and thus laid the groundwork for one of the outstanding sports programs in the school’s history. Mr. Frank Emmet, who managed the development of both the golf team and golf course here at Prep, was instrumental in developing high school as well as junior golf in the Washington District and helped establish the USGA Junior Golf Championship. His name adorns the championship trophy for the Individual Schoolboy golfer.

Since the early 30s the Prep Golf team has been the most successful program of all area high schools. The Prep golfers won the school’s first state championship in any sport in 1933 and then won the Inaugural Washington Metropolitan Championship in 1934 as well as the Maryland Schoolboy Championship led by the triumvirate of Frank Allen, Billy Detweiler, and Maury Nee. Prep golfers have won the Metro title 19 times with the latest coming in 2023.

Prep joined the IAC in golf in 1966 and promptly won their first league banner that year. Their latest win was their sixth straight and 7 out of the last 8. Overall, the golfers have won 38 league banners and 6 Eastern Interscholastic Championships, in addition to their Metro titles. 72 players have earned All-IAC honors, six of whom did for all four years; 30 individuals won the IAC Gold Medal and six did more than once.  32 players were selected as All-Met while four were named Player of the Year, and three won the gold medal for the individual title at the Easterns. Coach Barry has been named All-Met Coach of the Year four times including 2024.

In total 7 Prep golfers have played in USGA National Championships in the past 20 years.


Golf team 1925

JV players warm up before a home match on Prep's putting green.

(L-R): AD Mr. Paro, Coach Barry, Rua Kimotho, Teddy Seitz, Matt Duke, Peter Barros, Zander Maloy, Luke Bowen, Luke Shaffer, Thomas Chalfant, Jordan Selby, Mr. Duke celebrate their 2023 IAC tournament victory.

Congratulation to our 2024 Spring All-Met Players and Coach!

First Team
Rua Kimotho '24
Jason Park ’26
Second Team
Matt Duke ’24
Coach of the Year
Bob Barry

Source: The Washington Post

Congratulation to our 2024 Spring All-IAC Players!

Matt Duke ’24
Carter Jillings ’26
Rua Kimotho ’24
Jason Park ’26

Recent golf students in college

Class of 2024
  • Matt Duke - The U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Class of 2023
  • Peter Barros - Villanova University
  • Tommy Chalfant - Trinity College
  • Alex Maloy - Georgetown University

Class of 2021

  • Nick Barros – Babson College
  • Joe Hemsley – Boston College
  • Zach Maloy – Fairfield University
  • Doug Markovitz – Emory, Oxford

Class of 2019

  • Gary Bullard – United States Military Academy
  • Keegan Shreves – United States Naval Academy

Class of 2018

  • Nicklaus Foster - Morehouse

Class of 2016

  • Davis Lamb – Notre Dame / Canadian tour

Class of 2014

  • Brendan Peel – Loyola, MD / Minor League Golf Tour

Class of 2011

  • Denny McCarthy – University of Virginia/ PGA Tour
Keegan and Gary

Keegan Shreves '19 and Gary Bullard '19 on the tee at Pine Valley before the annual Army-Navy golf match

Golf News

Luke Bowen '23 qualified for the USGA Junior Amateurs.

Luke played at the US Junior Qualifying at RiverCrest on June 29, 2023. Luke was 1 of 4 players to qualify. He went to a playoff and birdied the first playoff hole to advance from a 5-for-1 playoff. The 75th U.S. Junior Amateur will take place July 24-29 at Daniel Island Club in Charleston, S.C.


Luke Bowen '23

Davis Lamb '16
Davis was the winner of ATB Classic PGA TOUR Canada on July 2, 2023. Davis won a second straight PGA TOUR Canada event and claimed the Quebec Open on July 17, 2023.


Denis Lamb '16

Prep Golfers who went Pro

In total 7 Prep golfers have played in USGA National Championships in the past 20 years.

Members of the Varsity Golf played golf at The Dye Preserve Golf Club with Prep alumni and PGA tour golfers Denny McCarthy ’11 and Brendan Peel ’14.

Denny McCarthy

Denny McCarthy

Denny played competitively on the junior golf circuit beginning at the age of 10. He played varsity golf and basketball at Georgetown Preparatory School and played college golf at the University of Virginia where he was a two-time All-American.

Denny won the Maryland Amateur twice (2013 and 2014) and the Maryland Open three times (2010, 2013, and 2015).

Denny has played in 3 US Junior Amateurs, 7 US Amateurs, and 3 US Opens. Denny finished 7th in the 2022 U.S. Open.

Denny finished 2nd in the 2023 Memorial Tournament.

Golf Cuurse

Prep is one of the few high schools in the area with their own 9 hole golf course on campus.

Golf Course
Golf Course


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