Just before the end of the Trinity Term, the School’s first team golfers competed in the HMC National Foursomes Finals, at Purley Downs Golf Club. The team of George Mullins, Harvey Byers, Alfie Fox, Toby Kemp, Johann Perera and Harry Plowman Ollington had qualified for the finals by winning the South East of England group, played throughout the year, defeating Sutton Valance School, Winchester College, Sevenoaks School and Tonbridge School. With decisive victories, Whitgift emerged top in their pool against Millfield, Reigate Grammar School and Loretto School, leading them to face favourites, Wellington College. The winning putt by Toby Kemp on the 18th hole was sunk from 15 feet after a superb wedge to the green from Alfie Fox.
This is the first time Whitgift has won this highly-prestigious trophy, after coming very close three years ago. Whitgift’s golf coach, Tim Trodd, was full of praise for the boys’ monumental win, “This win was testament to the boys’ hard work, but also to the fabulous golf programme at Whitgift.”
Further congratulations are due to Harvey Byers, who was instrumental in the England U16 win against Wales during the summer.