The Micklem Trophy had been talked about amongst the golf team for weeks. Playing in a competition against some of the most prestigious golf-playing schools was always going to be a fun challenge.
We had some warm up matches the day before the competition, playing against some Old Wykehamists, which was very enjoyable. Playing against golfers fifty years older than you is an interesting task but one where their experience and knowledge often compensates for their lack of power off the tee. It was great to get to know some of the OWs whist also learning about the way the course plays. Beating them 3-2 was the icing on the cake.
Then it was time for the Micklem. We were drawn against Charterhouse and I was drawn against someone in their Upper Sixth. Even though he was five years older than me, I have had lots of practice playing against older people throughout my first year at Winchester so I didn’t feel intimidated at all. Even though we lost 3-2 to Charterhouse it was a great match, with the two youngest players winning for Winchester. Second year Jack Bristowe (Furley's) played very well and won 3up. I was all square going into the 18th and was fortunate enough to make a birdie to win the match 1up.
The next day we were playing a very good Harrow side. All there top three seeds were playing as scratch handicap. Even though we lost it was a fun experience playing at the Woking Golf Club and I am sure that, in the years to come, we will have a good shot at winning.
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.
31st January 2023
On Saturday 4 February, the school will gather to watch XVs - the biggest game of the Winchester College Football season - which sees Commoners and OTH battle to lift the 'Pearl Pot' trophy.
10th January 2023
The Fives squad achieved success across the board at the Schools' West of England Tournament at the start of the year.
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.
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.