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The Hill Golf partners with The Pulpit Club to deliver world-class instruction

Caledon, ON [September 29, 2023] - The Hill Academy, the top independent school committed to the success of dedicated student-athletes, has partnered with The Pulpit Club, Canada's premier Private Golf Club, to grow the Hill Golf program. The Pulpit Club will provide facilities, instruction and coaching for The Hill Golf student-athletes, enabling the acceleration of the program.

"Our Mission at The Hill is to equip our students with an extraordinary capacity to achieve mental, physical and social well-being by applying the principles of sport to everything we do" Athletic Director, Brodie Merrill explains. "This partnership with The Pulpit Club empowers our student-athletes by providing them with world-class instruction at one of the top golf facilities in Canada, while complementing their educational journey through The Hill."

The Pulpit Club is comprised of two of the top golf courses in Canada. The Pulpit, a majestic parkland golf course, and its sister facility, The Paintbrush, which gives the golfer a glimpse into what it is like to play in Scotland or Ireland were recently ranked 23rd and 9th respectively in the 2022 ScoreGolf Top 100 ranking.

The Hill Golf instruction team will be led by The Pulpit Club’s Scott Cowx Scott Cowx and Carmine Chiarello, under the guidance of General Manager Rob Roxborough. For more than two decades Rob Roxborough has been a leader in the Canadian golf industry. Rob’s golf course management career has seen him lead three of the top ten courses in the country (The National Golf Club of Canada, Hamilton Golf & CC, The Pulpit Club), and for its first thirteen years, Rob was the golf professional and GM Magna Golf Club (best new course in Canada, 2002).

But more than a General Manager, Rob’s first passion is golf, and specifically junior golf. In the instruction space, Rob, and then top instructor in the world Jim McLean, designed and built the number #1 ranked golf school in the country (The National Post) The Jim McLean Golf Academy at Deer Creek. Today, Rob is still active in junior golf and player development with his advisory role in the U.S. based Underrated Golf Tour (boys and girls 12-18 years old).

“Hosting The Hill Academy’s golf team and program is a natural step for The Pulpit Club. Their athlete development program fits our vision to be inclusive and give back to the game of golf. We have the best facilities and two of the best instructors in Canada on our staff leading their growth. This is the beginning of something special.” said Roxborough.

Scott Cowx, the 2019 PGA of Canada Teacher of the Year, is a globally renowned instructor who is as comfortable developing the skills of first-timers as he is with PGA Tour winners. As a 29-year member of the PGA of Canada, Cowx has experienced a great amount of success through his globally sought-after online academy and consulting business. The Pulpit Club instruction team is bolstered by PGA of Canada teaching professional Carmine Chiarello. Chiarelo joins the team with experience from the acclaimed International Junior Golf Academy as well as Cherry Hill Golf Club. Chiarelo has earned a degree in Turfgrass Management from the University of Guelph, giving him diverse knowledge of all aspects of the game.

The Hill’s student-athletes receive an integrated sports schedule both on and off the golf course. The program will feature on-course and simulator-based golf instruction at the golf course, paired with a multi-sport program and a comprehensive strength and conditioning program that evaluates individual student performance and delivers specifically designed programming at the Academy.

For information on enrolment for the 2024-25 academic year, please visit www.thehillacademy.com/admissions to schedule a tour.

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About The Pulpit Club

With two Top 25 golf courses in Canada, and numerous outdoor activities for members through the year, Caledon, Ont.’s The Pulpit Club offers a distinct private club experience. In 2020, the club was purchased by a member-based group of investors, managed by Longridge Partners, and was rebranded The Pulpit Club in 2021. The club’s unique “Partner Membership,” allows members to share in the upside of the property value.

About The Hill Academy

The Hill Academy was founded in 2006 in order to provide optimal academic and athletic programming for dedicated student-athletes. Located in Caledon, ON, just 45 minutes north of Toronto, The Hill campus sits on 134 acres of beautifully forested land. The campus offers students bright classrooms, daily outdoor education, a state-of-the-art athletic training experience, Hill Performance gym facilities, running and hiking trails, new turf field, exclusive off-site rink access, and an expansive boarding complex.

Graduates from The Hill have been placed in some of the most prestigious academic and athletic institutions in the world. The Hill Academy is an institution for students who are committed to striving academically, and who would like an opportunity to take an in-depth exploration into their respective sport.

For more information, visit www.thehillacademy.com and follow on social media: Instagram @thehillacademy, X (Twitter) @thehillacademy, and Facebook @thehillacademy1845




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