Golf has been a varsity sport at Brooks since 2012. Interest in the game has grown every year, and in 2017, a 2nd team was added to allow more students to play. Golf in the ISL is a coed sport, and the 2nd team consists of roughly 10 players.
While the 2nd team allows those who are relatively new to the sport the opportunity to improve, the squad is also competitive, playing matches against the six other ISL JV golf teams.
The 2nd team practices at Bradford Golf Course and at Garrison Golf Center.
Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Peter Neissa came to the U.S. to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He found his passion in writing and teaching, and continued his studies at Harvard University, where he pursued a master’s degree in Latin American literature, and then at Boston College, where he received his doctorate in Hispanic studies. A veteran educator, Neissa has been teaching at private preparatory schools and universities for 30 years: at Boston College, he was awarded the Donald J. White prize for excellence in teaching; at Harvard, he was awarded the Derek Bok prize for excellence in teaching for eight consecutive semesters. Neissa spent eight years teaching at Phillips Academy, where he served as Spanish department chair and the head of the world language division. At Brooks, Neissa also serves on the Diversity Leadership Council. He and wife Louisa have three young daughters and two dogs.