Golf

Golf emblem2018-19 Co-captains: Jack Klinkenberg & Will Hall-Tomkin

In the Summer Term, Golf is offered as a games option for years 9-13. The pupils that choose Golf are taken up the road to Tiverton Golf Club three times a week where they take part in specialist coaching, practice play and matches against neighbouring schools. At the end of the season, an Invitational tournament is held where the pupils are encouraged to invite staff, parents, OBs and fellow pupils to play for the Blundell’s Invitational Trophy and a variety of additional prizes. In the Autumn term, the team plays an annual friendly against the Old Blundellians and also enters HMC Foursomes. In the Spring term the team annually visit Burnham & Berrow GC to play in the West of England Independent Schools Championship.

This Spring 2019, the golf team are joining the tennis team on a Golf & Tennis tour to Sotogrande, Spain. The tour has been designed to give pupils an opportunity to take part in high class professional coaching at some of the region’s most modern and state golf courses. The pupils will be using the practice facilities before playing at Almenara and La Reserva Golf Clubs before finishing their tour playing world renowned Marbella Golf and Country Club, one of Europe’s finest courses.

2018 Season Report

The golf team of 2017/18 are young, enthusiastic and full of potential.

In the Autumn term 2017, the team started the year with a very enjoyable tournament with the Old Blundellians. Harry Pryce partnered with OB Simon Waddington won the competition with William Bucknell his OB partner in second place.

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In the Spring term 2018 the team competed in the annual West of England Championship at Burnham and Berrow. The team was captained by Will Hall-Tomkin and included Harry Edworthy, Sam Pryce, Artem Frovlov and Will Bucknell. The boys had an excellent first day, beating Cheltenham College to qualify for the second day. The boys lost to Radleigh in the semi-final, however Artem Frovlov remained unbeaten on his debut for Blundell’s.

In the Summer term 2018 the boys played 3 of the 5 scheduled fixtures after Exeter School and Taunton School withdrew. The boys had a winning start to the term securing victory against Stover School. The golf was of high quality and a special mention must go to Sam Pryce and Harry Edworthy who finished their better-ball round at 1 over gross.

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We played Millfield School home and away and managed to secure victory in both matches. The Millfield players had lower handicaps than our boys but we decided to play them off scratch to give ourselves a real test. We won the home match 2-1 and the away match 3-0 with Jack Klinkenberg joining the 5 boys from Burnham.

The final event of the year was the inaugural Blundell’s Invitational. Nine students from years 7-13 played with nine adults consisting of members of staff, OBs and parents of OB golfers. Harry Edworthy won first prize, with Harvey Wilder in second and Artem Frolov in third place. Frolov also won the longest drive and Harvey Wilder hit the ball to 3ft on hole 4 to claim the nearest the pin.