Whitby Cup 2022 Winners

Date Published: 27.09.2022

Wadham golfing alumni compete each year for the Whitby Cup and the 17th running of the competition again took place at Huntercombe Golf Club near Henley.

Alumnus Richard Chapman (Mathematics, 1968) reports on the fiercest golfing competition of the year!

"The victor on the day was Peter Lennon with 38 Stableford points. The runners up, John Ford and Nigel Cook, both had 35 points but Nigel was second on countback.

John however had the consolation of a prize for sending his tee shot nearest the pin prize on the par 3 15th.

After our round we had tea and cake in the sunshine on the Huntercombe terrace after which we travelled to the college for drinks on the Hall balcony followed by dinner.

Our Whitby Cup Dinner in the Trapp Room on the front quad is always well-catered by the college staff and this year was no exception.

We are very grateful to the Development Office which provided bottles of wine as our prizes. The cup itself emerges once a year for the dinner, having been engraved with the previous winner's name, and is then returned to the College's silver vaults.

The cup itself emerges once a year for the dinner, having been engraved with the previous winner's name, and is then returned to the College's silver vaults.

In 2022 injuries and ailments sadly prevented some of our regular players from participating so we had a smaller field than usual. Players included Robin French who has participated in all 17 events at a variety of courses over the years, including Frilford Heath, Henley and The Temple.

We hope to be up to better and more usual strength in 2023 when we will return to Huntercombe, again on Tuesday 19th September. Please contact the Development Office for further information and please also do look at the WAGS section of the college website at https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/alumni/my-wadham/golf-society.

Usually we have a second fixture each year in April when we compete against other Oxford colleges. In 2023, to fill the hole created by the hopefully temporary suspension of the Intercollegiate event, we may have a friendly fixture against perhaps two other colleges."

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