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 2023.
3rd November 2023
Recently, two Winchester College pupils, one current and one former, have seen their performance on the cricket field rewarded.
23rd May 2023
The game of Rackets is often described as the fastest ball game in the world that dates back to early the Victorian era. Tim Cawston, rackets coach at the College, talks about the history of the game, playing at the College, and what it took for his son, Ben to win a world championship.
23rd May 2023
The College's inter-house athletics competition took place at the University of Winchester Stadium.
26th April 2023
Over the Easter break, two Winchester College cricket squads travelled to the United Arab Emirates to compete in the Arch Trophy and the U15 Arch Cup.
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.