Whitgift School golfers shoot to victory with an impressive win in recent national tournament.
Whitgift golfers competed in the annual Independent Schools Golf Association (ISGA) national final, held at Royal St George's and Prince’s Golf Clubs, in Sandwich, Kent.
Lower Sixth Form pupil, Alfie Fox, performed superbly to win the individual tournament, with a gross total of 136, 6 under par for the two rounds. Four shots behind him, in second place, was Harry Plowman Ollington. Upper Sixth Former, Harvey Byers, brought Whitgift’s tally of players to three in the top 6.
To top off the competition, which took place on the 23-24 April, Whitgift won the team event with a score of 276 - 9 and 18 points ahead of runners-up Birkdale and Millfield respectively.
Both Fox and Plowman Ollington had never played golf before coming to Whitgift. As of 2008, the School introduced golf lessons for every boy in the First Form, delivered at the onsite golf facilities, by PGA professionals.
Whitgift’s Head of Golf, Mr Neil Kendrick, commented, “For the boys to shoot scores as low as they did, at two courses that have held the Open Championship, is something they can be very proud of. Alfie Fox’s 7 under score of 65 was truly remarkable.”
Author: B. Gibson-Patteux