WAGS - Wadham Alumni Golf Society
Wadham runs an informal golf society for alumni (male and female) through which we participate in two events each year – the Whitby Cup and the Intercollegiate Competition.
The Whitby Cup
The Whitby Cup, a fine trophy kindly donated by the widow of a former member of college, is open to all past and present members of Wadham, including staff and fellows. The 2020 event was held at The Huntercombe Golf Club but covid restrictions meant that the usual dinner in College was not possible.
John Ford compiled the best score of the day, followed by Peter Lennon in second place and Hywel Davis in third. In addition to quaffable prizes for the podium places, John was presented with a brass rubbing of Dorothy and Nicholas and his name will be inscribed on the Whitby Cup when it can be retrieved from its permanent home in the College silver vaults.
Cup winners to date
2006: Roger Devlin
2007: Richard Chapman
2008: Richard Chapman
2009: Richard Chapman
2010: Hywel Davies
2011: Jim Ducker
2012: John Ford
2013: Richard Chapman
2014: Martin Cofield
2015: Hywel Davies
2016: John Ford
2017: Peter Lennon
2018: Nigel Cook
2019: Peter Lennon
The Whitby Cup day remains one of the most sociable and enjoyable on the alumni calendar so please contact the Development Office if you would like to play in the 2021 event. We will be at Huntercombe again, provisionally on Friday 17 September. The day is open to all past and present members of Wadham, including staff and fellows.
The Intercollegiate Competition
The Intercollegiate Competition is held each year at Frilford Heath Golf Club and around 20 Oxford colleges compete in teams of 10 for a very prestigious trophy. For this competition the organisers specify a handicap limit of 20 but they are happy for higher handicappers to participate off a restricted handicap. Somewhat to our surprise, but with great happiness, Wadham won this event in 2013 and now we are usually in the top half dozen - in 2019 we were fiourth equal.
If you would like to participate in either of these two events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Whitby Cup is open to golfers of all handicap levels but the Intercollegiate event is subject to the handicap restriction mentioned above. We would be very pleased to see more alumni and more alumnae participating – both at the relaxed (Wadham-only) Whitby Cup and at the collegiate event where alumna Jane Powell is a stalwart of our team and was a member of the 2013 winning side.
Do make contact if you are a golfer so that you can receive our occasional bulletins about Wadham golf events.