18 April 2018
Golfing Success for King's Schools
Two King’s boys have excelled in the recent Somerset Schools’ Golf Championships held at Weston super Mare Golf Club.
Playing off the white tees in tough conditions, 10 year old King’s Hall golfer Thomas Rew, who plays off a handicap of 29 and is a member at Taunton and Pickeridge, returned with a gross 92, nett 63 to finish joint second place in the Nett Competition.
As a result, Thomas’ handicap has been reduced to 26 and he should qualify for the South West Regional Championships at Wells Golf Club at the end of May.
Director of Sport at King’s Hall, Rob Holman said: "At King's Hall we are very proud of what Thomas has achieved and it is great to see him succeeding in his golf.”
“Thomas has competed at a high level in many different sports and is a great example of what can be achieved with regular practice and a determined attitude to improving at every sport.”
He added: “It's great to see King's Schools’ golf moving from strength to strength, and Thomas' success shows that the future is in good hands."
Thomas wasn’t the only King’s golfer to enjoy success in the championship. Fifteen-year-old Will Chesterman, who attends King’s College, came sixth in the gross competition. Will is a member at Yeovil Golf Club and plays off a handicap of 8.
Phil Lewis, Director of Sport at King’s College said: “Both Thomas and Will played some brilliant golf in really difficult conditions at the Somerset Schools Championships. They are both very talented young players and it will be interesting to see how their games develop going forward.”