Golf: Going for a Win!
The Grafton Morrish is a wider and more recent competition than the Halford Hewitt, involving more schools. Teams of six play a qualifying round of foursomes stapleford off scratch at one of seven courses across the country. The leading 48 schools qualify for the final stages of the competition held at Hunstanton and also Royal West Norfolk (Brancaster) courses in the early autumn. The format is foursomes knockout off scratch. The first two rounds are shared between the two courses, with the final rounds at Hunstanton. We played the qualifying on The 10th of May at Royal Wimbledon GC. Three pairs play scratch stableford foursomes. The course was in excellent condition and some tricky pin placements helped the mind to focus. The team consisted of Ajay Patel (OK 1995, Captain), Elliot Brown (OK 1998), Rupert Rea (OK 1996), Andy Fordyce (OK 1990), Alex Gems (OK 2009) and Mett Reynolds (OK 2011). All pairs played well and we combined for a total of 88 points, enough to win the qualifying ahead of Epsom (85), Harrow (82) and Charterhouse (80). The finals are to held on the 25th to the 27th of September. We received a bye in the first round and will play Brighton at 11.am at Hunstanton in the second round.