School WIN West of England Public Schools Golf Championships

You may remember that a few years ago some OTGS members decided to support golf at TS, financially, with a long term view of improving the flow of golfers to our Society. I am very pleased to be able to  report to you that this is already beginning to have a serious effect.

Three years ago the School was able to accept, for the first time, a place in the West of England Public Schools Golf Championships (Marlborough dropped out). We were knocked out in the first round to the eventual winners. But two years ago we beat Cheltenham in the final and this year we beat Sherborne (5-0) in the final. A brilliant achievement and if you care to read on I will explain more.

This year we beat Monmouth 4-1 in the first round and met Canford, the favourites, in the second. This was won 31/2 - 11/2but this tells only half the story. Match 1 was all square after 18 and was won on the 19th. Match 2 lost. Match 3 was one down on the 18th tee and won on the 19th. Match 5 won 4&3 so match 4 which was one down on the 18th tee was halved with no need to proceed further. This shows a pretty resolute attitude and the final against Sherborne seems to have been plain sailing. I am told that our team had handicaps of 3,7,8,12 and 19, the last winning all his matches!

Richard Jowett

Brent Knoll Bowl 2011 Results

It was a tough draw playing the army but the team gave them a good go.

Myself and Pykey played two +3 golfers which is crazy like me playing two 13 handicappers! We were 7 down through 8 but managed to save humiliation and eventually lost 6 & 5!

Pete and Jenks did very well to take their match down the last after being one up through 14 it was a great effort. Good to see Jenks get back to somewhere like we know he can!

Willacy had 15 clubs in his bag. Yes 15! The army spotted it like they would do I guess and suddenly from being all square they were 2 down. But they did well to come back and win 1 up which is lucky for Richard as otherwise he would never have heard the end of it.

Results vs Army

Pyke / Hector – lost 6&5
Willacy / Westwater – won 1 up
Whalley / Jenkins – lost 1 down

Results Plate vs Buckthorns

Willacy / Westwater – lost 2&1
Whalley P / Jenkins – half
Hector / Pyke – lost 3&1

Stableford Consolation

Willacy / Westwater – 24 points
Hector / Pyke – 32 points
Jenkins / Whalley – 22 points

The team came about 3rd or 4th with 78 points. Winning team 84 points. 32 points was the highest score from the 24 pairs entered.

Onto the Hewitt