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Captain of Golf 2013-14: Nixie Acfield

Golf at Blundell’s is offered as a games option in the Summer Term for Year 11 and 6th Form students. However as the popularity of the sport grows it may become viable to run it as an activity all year round.

Blundell’s is very fortunate to have Tiverton Golf Club in close proximity which offers a fantastic rate for junior golfers to join and play. This is a full membership and gives pupils the opportunity to play at any time outside their school commitments and they can get handicaps and play in competitions.

During the summer pupils are taken up to the club on Wednesday and Fridays afternoons where they will be able practice, play one another and most importantly prepare themselves for up and coming fixtures.

Victorious team against Millfield
Victorious team against Millfield

2014 Golf Season Report and Results

West of England Championships at Burnham & Berrow

Monmouth - Won 3-2, Canford - Won 3-2, Radley - Lost 1.5 - 3.5

 West of England - 2nd

Oppostion Result
ISGA Matchplay QF - Downside  
ISGA Matchplay SF - Taunton  
ISGA Matchplay F - Millfield  
WoE Public Schools Golf Championship 2nd
Exeter  
Millfield  
Old Blundellians  
Kings Taunton  

 

2013 Golf Season Report and Results

Golf Squad: Nixie Acfield (c), Ben French, Leander Muller, Oliver Clarke, George Williams, Alex Gibson, Luke Ansell, Jack Grandfield

Blundell’s Golf 1st VIII vs Common Room

On Wednesday 26th June, the Staff, led by Mr Mead took on the pupils in a tense match at Tiverton Golf Club! Mr Mead's team included Mr Klinkenberg, Mr Matthews, Mr Sims, Mr Mayes, Mr Horsington, Mr Richards and Mr Taylor who paired up to play against the lower sixth golfers who were myself, George Williams, Ben French, Leander Muller, Luke Ansell, Harvey Scott, Ollie Clarke, Jack Grandfield.

Each Match was played with Great Spirit and in the end the pupils managed to overcome the mighty teachers to win 4-0 to Mr Meads dislike! Everyone seemed to love the afternoon and I hope we have started an annual fixture that will go on for many years.

Winning team against the Common Room
Winning team against the Common Room

Golf Report – 2013-2014

Oppostion Result
ISGA Matchplay QF - Downside Won 3-0
ISGA Matchplay SF - Taunton Won 2-1
ISGA Matchplay F - Millfield Lost 2-1
WoE Public Schools Golf Championship 4th
Exeter Postponed
Millfield Won 2.5-0.5
Old Blundellians Won 5.5– 2.5
Kings Taunton Postponed

Blundell’s Golf is in a very good state at the moment and contains some fine young golfers. The team this year has been captained by Nixie Acfield who has led the team by example and with superb maturity.

The team have punched above their weight and have won some fiercely contested matches. Victories over Taunton, Downside, and Millfield have been brilliant scalps and the pupils involved can be proud of their achievements.

The team did fantastically well to reach the South West Final in the ISGA Matchplay and were only one win away from playing at the national finals at Royal St Georges Golf Club. Unfortunately they came up against a strong Millfield side and narrowly lost the tie. However, the lads had their revenge on Millfield later on in the term when they beat them in our annual summer fixture.

The boys came a slightly disappointing 4th place in the South West Championship at Burnham & Berrow Championship Golf Club. This is a competition that Blundell’s has not won for many years and with the same team returning next year, it is the main aim for 2014.

Team that finshed 4th at the WoE Public Schools Golf Championship
Team that finshed 4th at the WoE Public Schools Golf Championship

v/c Ben French at Burnham and Berrow Championship Course
v/c Ben French at Burnham and Berrow Championship Course

Ollie Clarke at teeing off the 1st at Tiverton Golf Club
Ollie Clarke at teeing off the 1st at Tiverton Golf Club

AJM