Captain: Max Hickman (U6, H)
Golf is a popular game at College - it is played recreationally by many but we can also field a strong team of players most years. College golfers play at Cotswold Hills Golf Club which is 5 minutes drive away. Golf is a games option all year round with most matches taking place in the Autumn and Summer Terms.
The golf team plays matches against other schools and enters a number of knock-out tournaments such as the HMC Foursomes and the Independent Schools Golf Association team event. The highlight of the year is the annual West of England Schools' tournament at Burnham and Berrow where 8 schools compete fiercely on this fine Somerset links course. In 2010 we won the plate final and 2009 we reached the main final. In 2014 we reached the national finals of the HMC tournament held at Luffenham Heath. There are also a number of matches arranged for younger players.
College Golf had a very successful 2014-15 season. The highlight of the year was undoubtedly winning the SW Region in the ISGA (Independent Schools’ Golf Association) Matchplay tournament for the first time. This qualified the three man team of Harrison Ottley-Woodd, Intouch Ruckpanich and Joss Edwards to play in the National Final, held at Princes Golf Club and Royal St Georges (in Kent) on the 26 and 27 April 2015. Over 130 schools across the UK entered the regional events with 19 qualifying for the Final. The College Golf team finished a creditable 8th out of 19 schools. Harrison Ottley Woodd has enjoyed major success this year winning the U16 South Western Counties Championships and the U18 Gloucestershire County Championships.
In September 2014, the inaugural Ryder Cup event called 'The Morgan Cup' took place against Radley College. The event has been named after Richard Morgan, who many will know was the Headmaster of both schools. This has become an annual event.
College golf does not end when players leave College. The Old Cheltonians have a strong fixture list and are very keen that young players should join them. The OCs play the College team annually (usually in the Autumn term) and invite pupils to their Annual Meeting. Many staff are also keen players and staff-pupil match are usually a great success.