Tee and sympathy

3rd May 2017

News, Alumni news

Despite an excellent score, Wadham golfers admitted defeat in the Intercollegiate Championship and appeal to young players to join them.

  • Wadham golfers

    Wadham golfers

Richard Chapman (Mathematics, 1968) reports on the Intercollegiate Golf Competition at Frilford Heath on Friday 21 April 2017.

“The intercollegiate competition is contested by teams of ten from which the best six scores count. On the day the weather was set fair and the organisers had kindly arranged for most of the Wadham team to tee off around a very user-friendly 10am - so we were able to meet and catch up whilst enjoying the sizeable Frilford bacon roll.

“Then there was the golf, played over two courses, the Red and the Blue, with some debate as to which was the preferred course to be drawn to play. Over lunch, after doing our best on the course, we assessed our chances as pretty good, based on past results, with our best 6 scores averaging 34 Stableford points.

“However in this ever more competitive world we would have needed an average of more than 36 points to eclipse Hertford who thereby won for the second year in a row. The pain was lessened by the fact that the drinks were cheaper by virtue of a Univ golfer achieving a hole-in-one. In the evening last year’s winners Hertford kindly hosted the prize-giving dinner in their fine hall after which the Wadham contingent repaired to the JCR bar to drown their sorrows and plan the 2018 campaign.
“Your Wadham team is proud to represent the College but we now need an infusion of youth, from students upwards, to remain competitive. Please contact the Development Office if you would like to play in the 2018 competition. Or first come to the Whitby Cup at Temple Golf Club on Friday 22 September and meet some fellow Wadham golfers.”
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Jim Congleton
Richard Chapman
Hywel Davies
Roger Devlin
Jim Ducker
John Ford
Hadyn Gott
Jane Powell
Jonathan Roe
Mike Sauvage