On the afternoon of 24th June, in blustery conditions, 18 golfers competed in the Evans Shield at Trent Lock Golf Club. The competition was run on a Greensomes format, where each player drives off from the Tee and the best ball is alternately played by the pairing. The 9 teams were composed of one parent (or grandparent) and one child (who is currently a pupil at Trent College or the Elms). There was a full range of handicaps at play, ranging from 5 to 36. It was also good to see the full range of year groups represented, with players from years 4 to 13 competing. There was also a broad range of ages: with the youngest aged 9 through to the ‘most senior’ aged 79.
The main prize was the Evans Shield, kindly donated by the Evans family & awarded to the pairing with the top Stableford points. This was hotly contested and eventually won by the Foulds, Matthew and his Father, with 43 points. Tom Booth and his Grandfather were runners up with Olivia Kelly and her Father in third place. Nearest the pin on the eighteenth hole was won by Matthew Foulds. The longest drive, on the 7th hole, was won by Spencer Taylor. The best front 9 was won by Jane Cowie and her Father & the best back 9 was won by Nick Tatlock and his Father. Magnus Cowie presented the prizes at the end; thanked everyone for supporting the event (which is now a regular feature of the school year) and Trent Lock for agreeing to host it for us. The list of all competitors is given below:
Everyone who competed enjoyed the experience and the friendly family atmosphere. Some pictures from the day are shown below.