Hot Shots

9 July 2024
Official Parner - Mizuno

What an amazing day we had at Worplesdon for the Kitlocker SchoolsGolf National Final on July 4th. The course was looking superb with greens playing fast and true. The wind was up, and swirling, making club selection tricky.

Scratch Trophy

Single figure handicappers, in reality those who are seriously vying for the Scratch Trophy, teed off first on the back tees of the day (Worplesdon have allocated colours to the different tee placements, which is good). Even though these players are from different clubs and schools, they are pretty familiar with each other now.

Winner (73 gross): Harry Dickens, Salisbury 6th Form College

Runner up (74 gross) : Max Gibbs, Claremont Fan Court

Stableford Trophy

We also had the Stableford final taking place, which, thanks to the handicap system, is wide open to any of our young golfers who get into the the zone on the day.

Winner, 42pts: William Lawrence, Gordon’s School

Runner up, 41pts: Ioan Griffiths, Gordon’s School

School Team Trophy

Qualifying schools were competing against each other for the coveted trophy.

Qualifying schools were competing against each other, and to their credit Gordon’s were fielding two teams as a result of impressive performances through the season. Nevertheless, it was a competitive field.

Winners: Gordon’s B respresented by Barnaby, Max and William.
Runners up: Gordon’s A represented by Joshua, Charlotte and Dylan.
3rd place: Portsmouth Grammar School represented by Rohan, Coby and Sebastian

4th place: Reed’s School represented by Zach, Kit and Joe

5th place: Claremont Fan School represented by Max, Tristan and George

6th place: Bede’s represented by Oscar, Jack and Chris

Congratulations to all our finalists

Playing in the final is not only about competing for glory (and trophies and prizes, obviously) it is about so much more:

representing your school at sport

testing your skill against a top course

pitting yourself versus other quality players (and realising you belong in that world)

Stepping outside your comfort zone

Making friends with like-minded people

Making it possible

A big thank you to our tournament sponsors Kitlocker and RBA Wealth Management.

And we would like to thank our partners The Elexis Brown Foundation for identifying for us promising players who we sponsored through our tour. We were so thrilled that Josh (pictured) achieved a place in the final.

Hot shots – photography by Reece Armstrong

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