Why Golf?

In the business world, knowing the game of golf can open doors for young professionals. Imagine it is the second week of your first job, and your boss says,

“I have a tee-time this Saturday with our CEO and our top client. Can you join us?”

Don’t blow an opportunity to network with important people. Learn the game. It opens doors!

Welch Cup Classic

Golf Lessons

Golf lessons will be held at Fairchild Wheeler’s driving range, Wednesday through Friday from 5:00-6:00pm beginning March 30, 2016 and continuing through April 22, 2016. Choose whichever day works for you. This is open to Students in the WCOB, as well as Alumni and Corporate Partners, as long as you sign up before Wednesday every week. Sign-ups are done through The Welch Experience App, which can be found for free in your smartphone app store.

Student Memberships

All Welch College of Business students receive discounted golf all year round. For just $15, all students in the Welch College of Business can become members at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, and golf for the member rates all year.

Important Information:

  • Always bring your SHU card
  • For lessons and the tournament, golf clubs will be provided free of charge
  • All Welch College of Business students will get the Resident rate for on-course play

The Welch Cup Classic 

Every Spring, we host our annual golf tournament, The Welch Cup Classic. This scramble-style tournament is an excellent networking event. Each foursome is comprised of one student, one faculty member, one of our alumni, and one local employer. 

The 2018 Welch Cup Classic will be played at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on Park Avenue in Fairfield on Friday, April 27, 2017. Shotgun start is at 12:00pm, please arrive no later than 11:30am.

The scramble style tournament is FREE of charge. A $20 deposit will be required to hold your spot on a team, and returned to you when you arrive on the morning of the tournament. This is a networking tournament in which each foursome consists of faculty, alumni, employer, and student players. If you are interested in participating, please see Rob Coloney in Martire W342. If you are an alum, or employer, and would like to participate, sponsor the event, or learn more, contact Rob at