Our new golf society couldn’t have wished for a better end to their first year in action after our team won the inaugural north-west schools golf competition.
Held at Chorlton-cum-Hardy Golf Club, the competition pitted four teams of eight against each other, with the four best scorers from each school counting towards the final total.
153 points were enough to win it for Stockport Grammar, with James Gaskin’s 43, Tom Morton’s 37, Henry Betts’s 37 and Theo Whitley’s 36 contributing towards a fantastic final score. Sam Ashworth-Jones, Max Murphy, Oliver Brady and Edgar Noden made up the rest of the team.
Stockport Grammar had two individual winners on the day too – James Gaskin took the prize for the best overall score, while Theo Whitley won the nearest the pin competition. First year Theo has also been selected for the Cheshire U14s county golf squad recently and has a handicap of 10 – an impressive feat for a 12-year-old.
Speaking about the competition win, Mr Alex Ehegartner, head of Life Studies and teacher in charge of the golf society, said:
This was a fantastic effort considering the conditions. The team played well and I would like to thank them for a great day out.
This is the first competition we have entered since we started our new golf society. We have some fantastic players in school and we’re looking to raise the profile of our society at Stockport Grammar in the near future.