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Cyril Gray 2024 latest

WHITGIFT WIN THE CYRIL GRAY!!! ///////// Friday pm Whitgift in Final! Against Chigwell. After six holes, Whitgift are 1dn, level, and3up in the three matches. This is tight, especially in the top matches. Whitgift were 3up after 11 in the third match. //////////////// Finals day. Epsom have flipped their playing order so the top two […]

May/June 2024 update

Alan Scovell’s Captain’s Day was held at Purley Downs (Purley Ups and Downs to the less fit amongst us) in early May. A reasonable turnout, no doubt inspired by the prospect of more Fortnum & Mason biscuits amongst the prizes, took to the course on a warm and sunny day – quite a change from […]

Thompson Tankards and Halford Hewitt blog 2024

The Whitgift flag flies at Deal in preparation for the centenary competition which starts on Thursday  (cover). And this is where it starts. The first round today (Thursday) v Shrewsbury at 11.30. Yesterday was Peter Kenyon Bowl and the society’s internal foursomes competition, the Thompson Tankards, at Prince’s. And 55 years after he last won […]

March/April 2024 report

Tandridge GC hosted our AGM and very enjoyable annual dinner, with some team golf beforehand. The evening activity was joined by some 30 people, about half of whom ventured on to the golf course. The AGM itself saw Mark Chatham appointed vice captain, and Laurie Evans and Martin Hayes both elected to the committee. Mark […]

January/February 2024 report

12 OWs joined nearly 800 others at a black-tie dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane to celebrate 100 years since the Halford Hewitt was first played. All 64 ‘Hewitt schools’ were represented, plus several guests, some of them representing the various courses on which the Hewitt has been played over the years. The […]

September/December 2023 report

The late summer hot spell may have been winding towards its end when we visited Piltdown but it was still very good weather and, much as at Royal Ashdown the previous month, the heather was in fine shape! It all goes to show that a good golf course doesn’t need bunkers to make it challenging […]

July/August 2023 report

Our August open meeting was the Hornsey-Walker Cup, looking resplendent having been polished and with the base now firmly fixed to the cup by 2022 winner Andrew Winterbotham. The cup was first presented in 1927 and so it is approaching its centenary; we shall have to plan an appropriate celebration. The fixture was held at Royal […]

May/June 2023 report

Over 80 people – OWs, parents, staff and guests – attended either the golf or the dinner, or both, at the society’s charity gala day on behalf of Whitgift for All. In total, £20,000 was raised for the school’s bursary fund, enough to fund one boy for one school year, ample reward for a day when […]

March/April 2023 report

Scratch Cup entrants were scratching their heads when they turned up for this year’s event at Royal Cinque Ports GC, Deal. The temperature was above freezing, the wind was hardly blowing, it wasn’t raining – could this really be the Scratch Cup? Yes, the first to be held in benign conditions and eighteen players competing […]

January/February 2023 report

The society AGM will be held online on Monday, March 6th and the Annual Dinner will be held at Tandridge GC two weeks later, on Monday, March 20th. Whitgift have been drawn in one of the tougher sections of the Halford Hewitt draw, made on Wednesday (11th January). A first round match against Repton beckons […]