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.
18th January 2021
Southampton FC midfielder Oriol Romeu visited Winchester last month to share the secrets of his success with the sports scholars.
17th November 2020
The latest milestone in the development of Winchester College's new Sports Centre was marked this November as the contractors reached the lowest point of the dig, where the foundations of the swimming pool will be laid.
18th May 2020
The traditional programme of inter-school sporting fixtures has been a feature of life at Winchester for more than 150 years. With no opportunity during lockdown to face familiar opponents, Mark Burley, Director of Sport provides an insight into the history of sport in public schools, as well as the role that Winchester has played in making it such a prominent part of school life.
16th May 2020
According to his Div don, "more people have climbed Everest" and the final stages of an endurance event, such as this, will be the toughest, but sixth form pupil Freddie remains unfazed and focused on raising money for a charity close to his heart.
10th March 2020
Following XVs last month, the two captains reflect on their journeys from First Year boys trying to understand 'Winkies', through to the honour of leading their teams out for the biggest game of the year.