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Short Half 2017

Golf

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A glance to the left as you pull off the M3 from London affords a view of the superb chalk downland upon which Hockley Golf Club is situated. A links-style course with wonderful greens and fairways, it also boasts some punishing rough for those who stray of the beaten track and a challenging exposure to the elements.

The club was founded in 1914 however Winchester's connection starts in 1925 when the land was bought by two Winchester dons to stave off property developers. In 1955 the dons gifted the land to the School, enabling boys at the school to play there in perpetuity.

This along with the generous support of the Old Wykehamist Golfing Society means golfers at Winchester enjoy full membership at Hockley GC giving them daily access to the club as well as to weekly coaching from the club professionals, Gary Stubbington and his team.

Boys who make either the senior or junior teams will not only get to play in school matches but also a number of tournaments including the HMC Schools' Foursomes, the Independent Schools' Golf Association (ISGA) Schools' Matchplay Cup, the Hampshire Schools Championship, the Gerald Micklem Trophy and the HG Trophy

In 2014 Winchester won the ISGA regional's and went on to compete in the National Finals at Carnoustie, Scotland. In 2013 Winchester competed in the ISGA European Championships in Spain and won both the team and individual Nett trophies taking the runners-up spot in the overall team Gross competition.

For a boy with exceptional golfing ability a bursary award is available (please contact the Registrar for more information).