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Golf

Gordon’s School/ FoxHills Academy 2019/20

Throughout the academic year students are able to access the fantastic golf facilities at Foxhills as a Period 7 activity on Wednesday and Thursdays. The Gordon’s team play all of their home fixtures on the two Championship Courses and are able to practice on the nine hole Manor Course at Foxhills. The extensive floodlit practice facilities, driving range and chipping complex at Foxhills allow the students to train throughout the year.

During the Summer Term and the start of the Autumn Term Gordon’s School competes against the top golfing independent schools and also in local, county and national competitions. We continue to compete in the ISGA and HMC National competitions and tournaments, testing ourselves against all of the top independent and HMC schools in England. We have been invited to the British Schools Open this year as one of the top schools for golf in England.

Head of Golf: Mr David Mathews dmathews@gordons.school
Assistant:
Mr John Balmer
PGA Professional: Mr Pedro Lemos, Foxhills GC


Regular season results from the Summer and Autumn Term:

Played 10 won 10 drew 0 lost 0

The team have won fixtures against Reed’s, Wellington College, Kingston Grammar, St Paul’s, Bradfield College, Reigate Grammar and St George's Weybridge since coming back in September.

We have a very full fixture card for golf during the Summer Term with several fixtures for a newly formed U13 team. We have also formed a B team and u15 team to compete against top schools in the area.

Events:

Annually Gordon's competes in the National HMC Foursomes and Singles, ISGA championships, British Schools Events, Surrey School Golf Tournaments and the Millfield European Open in Desert Springs, Spain.

Recent Successes:

2020 ISGA Schools Cup winners at Sunningdale Heath.
2020 Regional HMC Foursomes Semi Finalists- result TBC. National Finals in June.
2020 Millfield European Open 3rd place.
2019 ISGA National Schools Cup Team Runners up.
2019 Millfield European Open Champions.
2019 National Schools Finalists.

Congratulations to Alexandra Phelps (Y12) who came 31st out of 60 in the boys and girls' West of England U16 Golf Championships (12th out of 25 girls).

Congratulations to the Gordon’s Team who will go on to compete in the ISGA National Finals at Formby Hall in April 2020. The team have qualified for the HMC Foursomes regional Semi-Final to be played against Reigate GS in the Summer Term.

In March, the British Schools Northern Open is hosted at the Fleetwood Golf Course on 23rd March. If the team of six perform well here, they could qualify for the British Schools National Final at Formby Hall on 29th and 30th of April.

VII Millfield and Desert Springs European Schools Team Championships:

Sixteen teams entered this year’s VII Millfield and Desert Springs European Schools Team Championships, including top schools for golf like Whitgift, Reed’s, Bradfield and Loretto.

Gordon’s School, after their incredible win at last year’s event were keen to prove that it wasn’t just a one off.  The team finished on a staggering 241 points total overall after three rounds of golf. This was 3 points less than last year’s winning total of 244 which won the event by 16 points in 2019. The final scores came in and Gordon’s missed out on reclaiming their title by just seven points.

1st Whitgift 248 points
2nd Loretto 244 points
3rd Gordon’s 241 points

An incredible effort by the Gordon’s Team making up many points on the final day and finishing in the top three in this top schools European event. The team actually scored 85 points which was top by two points for this round. Congratulations to the team of Evie Kircher, Sid beadle, Alexandra Phelps and Sophie Mardani.

The Individual Gross event was very competitive and Gordon’s finished with two girls in the top three. Sarah Mardani carded a 75, four over par round playing off handicap 2 and finished 2nd in the girls' event. Evie Kircher’s round of 77, six over par recorded a third place for her battling performance on the last day.

Sarah Mardani joined the party on the Sunday, this following the cancellation of the South of England Training trip. Sarah competed in all three days of the tournament and on her own carded incredible stableford scores of 31, 35 and 37. Her gross scores were 7 over, 3 over and four over, a great achievement.

Individual Successes and representatives:

S Mardani- Selected for England 2019 squad and English Schools U18. Selected by England Golf to study for the DiSE (Diploma in Sporting Excellence).

E Ingram- Gordon’s U18 Captain. Selected for English Schools U18. Golf Scholarship to Ottawa University Arizona.
A Jakins- Selected for South England U18 training and selected by England Golf to study for the DiSE (Diploma in Sporting Excellence).
C Roper- Berkshire U18 Captain. Gordon’s U18 Captain.
A Phelps- South U16 selection and Surrey U18.
E Kircher- South U16 selection. Surrey U18. Girls Club U18 Captain at Windlesham.
J Kircher- Home Nations Final in Portugal, Windlesham Boys.

School Team, years and handicaps of top golfers:

C Roper (Year 12) +1, S Mardani (Year 12) 3, E Ingram (Year 13) 4, A Jakins (Year 11) 5, A Phelps (Year 11) 6, E Kircher (Year 11) 7, L Genetay (Year 13) 12, S Mardani (Year 8) 14.

J Kircher (Year 9), S Beadle (Year 11), G Hudson (Year 11), A Barr (Year 10), N Oakley (Year 8), F Houlberg (Year 7), D Bannister (Year 7).

Thanks to Foxhills, Pedro Lemos, Mr Mathews and Mr Balmer for all their hard work and effort supporting the golf team.