Golf Ratcliffian Shield – 8th June 2014

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The Inaugural Ratcliffian Shield Match between the Ratcliffian Association & a team of current parents and students was played on Sunday 8th June 2014 at Rothley Park Golf Club. The match was played in superb condition, as it was taking place the day following the Club Captain’s Day. The greens in particular played exceptionally well given the amount of water that had fallen on the previous day. All matches experienced very warm conditions with no rain – we could really get used to these conditions in England!

The format of the competition was a team combined Stableford score. After four matches had finished there was just one point separating the teams. However, the winning margin in the final two matches gave overall victory to the School team by 318 points to 304 points. The best individual Stableford score was 39 points by Jack Hancock playing off a handicap of 6 who narrowly pipped George Santaney’s 38 point score. Longest drive competition was won by Cameron Gilchrist and nearest the pin by Mrs Liz Yell.