In a busy few days of golf, the Bedford School golf team picked up three prizes at the Bedfordshire Schools Golf County Championships – including the overall win – tested their skills in some very windy conditions and enjoyed a friendly fixture against Truro.
The team of Harry Brown, Tim Martin, Wilf Rush, Finlay Cummings, Matthew Hosking and Robert Holden competed in the Bedfordshire Schools County Golf Championship on Friday 7 October at the Bedford Golf Course. Split into two teams of three for the team competition, the top two scores out of three counted for the team prize.
Due to the very windy conditions, the scores were quite mixed. However, Harry Brown and Tim Martin shot an impressive 8 over par, round a tight and demanding course, with challenging greens. Robert Holden played some of his best golf this year and shot 2 over par. Bedford school won the overall team gross prize, Harry Brown came runner up in the Under 16’s gross competition, and Robert Holden won the overall individual gross prize. The team are now set to compete in The South East of England Schools Golf Championship, taking place June 2017.
Then on Saturday, the golf team hosted a friendly fixture against Truro College at Woburn. All nine golf scholars participated in this demanding 4-ball better ball matchplay fixture. Unfortunately, the boys lost the fixture 4 games to 1, with only the Robert Holden and Tim Martin pairing winning their game.
The friendly proved a worthwhile competitive test after a full half-term golf programme, which included,
- A win over Haileybury (3-0)
- A win over Felsted (3-0) in the HMC first round
- A win against St Albans (2-1) in the ISGA first round
- Victory over Millfield by one game in a two-day friendly fixture at Woburn
- 5th place overall for Harry Brown in the HMC Singles Championship
- And, of course, Friday's triple success in the Bedfordshire Schools County Championships
The team have also enjoyed the continued support of Woburn Golf Club, in particular, the first-class coaching of Dan Grieve.