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September/October update

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 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 […]

November/December 2022 report

There is no news to report for the last two months of the year, other than to draw attention to the new calendar for 2023, which is now published under ‘Fixtures’. There is a lot to look forward to. A major event is in the offing for May, when a charity gala day is planned […]

September/October 2022 report

Well, that’s it for another year, folks. Another season ended, but plenty to look back on, on these news pages. Keep watching for developments over the next few months. A new fixture list will be on the way …… ************************************************* Matt Webster took a good cricket team, with debutants Laurie Evans (left) and Matt Spriegel […]

July/August 2022 report

The match vs Croham Hurst in August was cancelled, due to the greens being treated shortly before the scheduled date and therefore considered unsuitable for play. *********************************** Mid – July and, despite a handful of Covid-enforced withdrawals in the days leading up to the fixture, there was a good turnout for the President’s Meeting. Hever […]

May/June 2022 report

June concluded with our long standing fixture against King’s Wimbledon golf society. We play for the Chris Edge trophy, which we won last year. Banstead Downs was looking and playing wonderfully and we all had enjoyable, sporting and competitive games. Sadly we succumbed 4-0, but three matches went to the 18th and one to the […]

March/April 2022 report

Halford Hewitt 2022 report. The weather for the first round of the Halford Hewitt (played on 7th April) was just a windy as it had been for the Scratch Cup, see below, albeit that the ambient temperature was a little higher. The Whitgift team was missing Neill Williams, a stalwart in recent years, and also […]