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 in aid of Whitgift for All, the school’s bursary fund. There is golf to be played at nearby Croham Hurst, followed by a black tie dinner in Big School. Invitations have already started to go out, and members are encouraged to support the day in any way that they can.

Elsewhere, the fixture list has a familiar look, but with some new venues and the return of some old favourites. Open meetings are scheduled for The Addington, Royal Ashdown (Old Course), and Piltdown, amongst others, whilst the more elite golfers will look forward to the Scratch Cup (surely the sun must shine on this meeting this year!), as well as school team competitions such as the Halford Hewitt, Grafton Morrish and Cyril Gray. Meanwhile, society golfers of less elevated status should note that they are able to take part in the 64-school competition for the Peter Kenyon Bowl, held at Prince’s during Hewitt week. This is normally very good value, and as an additional carrot, even if a Whitgift pair is unable to lift the Peter Kenyon itself, this year the top Whitgift pair on the day will be awarded the Thompson Tankards, the society’s only foursomes trophy.

The AGM will be held online this year. Please note the date, 6th March, and try to attend; there is a good deal to discuss.

A Happy New Golfing Year to all concerned!