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.
2nd May 2022
Recently returned from pre-season training at a tournament in Spain, the first cricket team has had a strong start to the season.
29th March 2022
Champion javelin thrower Freya Jones has joined the Sports Department as the Athletics Development Coach.
14th March 2022
First year pupil, Arthur describes joining the team as Winchester competes for the prestigious Micklem Golf Trophy.
17th February 2022
This weekend saw the return of spectators to the annual Winchester College Football XVs match. Commoners Captain, Tristan Wigley reflects on a close game.
8th February 2022
Born out of the variations to the sport programme forced on us by the COVID pandemic, rugby has made a welcome return to Winchester College, in the guise of “7s”.