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.
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
|ISGA Matchplay QF - Downside|
|ISGA Matchplay SF - Taunton|
|ISGA Matchplay F - Millfield|
|WoE Public Schools Golf Championship||2nd|
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.
Golf Report – 2013-2014
|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|
|Old Blundellians||Won 5.5– 2.5|
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.