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 are open to students in the WCOB, SHU alumni and corporate partners. Lessons will be held at the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on Park Avenue in Fairfield, Connecticut both Fall and Spring semesters. No sign up is required. Go directly to the driving range at the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course and arrive 15 minutes early to meet Club Professional Stephen Roach.

Fall 2018 Golf Lessons
Check the Welch Announcements to see when lessons will begin. Golf lessons for the Fall semester will be posted on this site as soon as we receive them and they are confirmed. Once confirmed, you may choose whichever day works for you.

Student Memberships

All Welch College of Business students receive discounted golf all year round. For just $25, 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 

Welch Cup Classic LogoEach Spring, the WCOB hosts an annual golf tournament called The Welch Cup Classic. This scramble-style tournament is an excellent networking event. You will be split up into teams of four. Each foursome is comprised of one student, one faculty member, one SHU alumni, and one local employer. While the event is FREE of charge, a $20 deposit will be required to hold your spot on the team and returned to you when you arrive on the morning of the tournament.

If you are interested in participating in the 2019 Welch Cup Classic as a student, alum or employer, or you would like to sponsor the event, contact Victoria Rosa-Garcia at

Details and the exact date of the 2019 Welch Cup Classic will be added here during the Spring 2019 semester.