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Development Office Raise Funds for New Golf Facility

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Last week OAs, pupils, parents and Friends of King’s took part in a Bowmaker Golf Tournament at Trevose Golf and Country Club. The intention was to have fun, play some golf on a stunning course and raise money for an improved golf provision at King’s College.

The weather was certainly not on our side, with gale force winds and sharp showers, but that did not deter any of our golf loving guests, who battled on and had a fabulous time. After a brief rest, we attended a celebration 3-course dinner in the Trevose Golf and Country Club restaurant and discussed the events of the day.

The winning team of the coveted King’s Bowmaker Trophy were Richard Norman OA, Bishop Fox 1992; Mark Evans OA, Bishop Fox 1994; Charlie Ross OA, Bishop Fox 1994 and Ed Breton OA, Tuckwell 1992. In second place were Julian Mack, Director of Development; Ross Stacey OA, Bishop Fox 2001; Paul Vaughan-France OA, King Alfred 1973 and Nick Gammon, current parent. Coming in at a very close third were our younger players, Wilf Gammon, Thomas Rew and Joss Chippendale who were captained by Justin Chippendale OA, Woodard 1985.

The prize for longest drive was won by Nick Gammon, current parent; nearest to the pin by Phil Lewis OA and King’s Director of Sport; nearest to the pin in 2 was won by Paul Vaughan-France OA; and the best dressed prize, went to Peter Champion OA, Carpenter 1956, who as always was immaculately dressed, with his signatory bow tie.

Following the dinner Julian Mack became auctioneer of the evening, encouraging our guests to bid on some very bespoke prizes, which included a lunch for two with Hugh Dennis, and the services of star chef Ross Stacey OA, to cook a meal for up to 10 guests at a location of your choice. Who would not want these!

On the Saturday morning, most of our guests chose an early breakfast and a seat near the big screen TV to watch England beat New Zealand. Saturday afternoon was another opportunity for a round of golf but, not happy with what it had thrown at us on Friday, the weather decided that torrential rain was in order, putting off only a few, leaving the hardy golfers to battle on.

As a result of the fundraising weekend we are delighted to say that we are over a third of the way towards our target of £30,000, which was set for the end of 2020.

Our sincere thanks go to Nick and Fiona Gammon, King’s parents, for allowing us to use their amazing facility, and to all of our guests for joining us. Same again next year?


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