I am currently a pupil in the Lower Sixth playing off a handicap of +1. Winchester College’s golf bursary enables pupils that have a talent in golf to attend the school; giving them an abundance of opportunities to improve their golf and receive an outstanding education. The benefit for me has been playing the sport every day, either at Hockley Golf Club or the on-campus facilities. School facilities include a state of the art ‘Huxley artificial putting green’ along with 3 practice nets. There are also two golf mats on one of the sports fields.
At Hockley Golf Club, I typically spend time with their resident professional, Gary Stubbington, who coaches the school team three times a week. The team plays a full season of team matches and individual competitions. Gary also teaches any beginners who choose to learn golf during their time at the school.
The impact of this opportunity is hard to quantify, but I believe it has helped me to achieve greater success in both my golf, as well as my academic studies. This has helped me move closer to my ambition of playing and studying at university in the USA.
I have experienced the huge benefits of learning in an institution that recognises the importance of individuals and encourages you to try different things. Boarding is a brilliant part of Winchester College and one that just adds to the whole experience of being part of a wider community. I can honestly say that the golf bursary has given me so much more than golf!
22nd January 2021
Despite a challenging 2020, progress on Winchester College's new state-of-the-art Sports Centre continues, as the school and local community look ahead to the opening in 2022.
4th July 2021
18 year old Aston Wade OW has won the British Open Golf Croquet Championship.
25th May 2021
Despite the regular downpours, Furley's secured top spot at this year's inter-house school sports day, known as Athlā. A resident of Furley's and captain of athletics, Frankie Shropshire reports on a day of competition, teamwork and encouragement.
24th May 2021
Correspondent for this year's Wykeham Journal, Margaret Gilmore, talks to archaeologist Amy Bunce about the extraordinary mediaeval discovery beneath the school's old swimming pool.
17th May 2021
In this year's Wykeham Journal, Oliver Goodall (recent Old Wykehamist) reflects on how a chance conversation and subsequent bursary gave him the opportunity he'd been looking for.
26th April 2021
Young rower, Lawrence Hagger, set himself an ambitious challenge over the Easter holiday that has resulted in a new British record.