Tonbridge Golf holds 'Generation Game'
Team of Tonbridge School golfers win inaugural game, in a battle of the generations against OT players
The sun shone brightly on the inaugural "Generation Game" at the Wildernesse yesterday. Brainchild of John Spurling, and supported by team Captains (Christo Lloyd and Jimbo Hedges) this new event sought to assemble as many of our single figure handicap golfers and a team from the School in a battle of the generations. Four teams of 5 players (Young OTs, Adult OTs, Senior OTs and the School) tee'd off in 5 x fourball flights in a scratch stableford format, with all scores contributing to the team total. Here are the results: -
1st - The School (James Earl, Fergus Jacobs, Calum McKenzie, Tom Nicholls, James Norris) with 160 pts
2nd - The Young OTs (Tom Adkins, Luke Spurling, Tom Laing-Williams, Matt Greenwood, Felix Maxwell) with 142 pts
3rd - The Senior OTs (Peter Saggers, John Spurling, Andrew SIms, Jonny Hubbard, Johnny Allbrook) with 139 pts
4th - The Adult OTs (Jimbo Hedges, Christo Lloyd, Brian Ingleby, Tom Chaplin, Zac Crawley) with 134 pts
Contrary to what many had felt beforehand, youth overcame experience fairly comprehensively, and much of the credit for this must go to James Nicholls (M-i-C Golf at the School), who watched on with pride as his current and recent charges took all the spoils.
All the spolis? Well, not quite. The leading individual score on the day came from the evergreen John Spurling, who amassed 38 points in a round that included five splendid Birdies.
My thanks go to John, Christo, Jimbo and James for putting together such an entertaining format and such strong teams; to David Golding-Wood (OTGS Captain) for coming along to support and present the prizes; and especially to Peter Saggers, who drove down all the way from Inverness to participate.
I think we can safely say this event was a huge success and showcased the undoubted talent we have in our current and future ranks. I do hope we can make this a regular event in years to come.
Johnny Allbrook (Hon Sec OTGS)