During half term, Lancing pupil Charlie G travelled to Almeria in Spain for an inter-schools golfing competition held in Desert Springs. Accompanying him were Lancing prep pupils, George G and Thady W.
We spoke to Charlie about the experience:
‘The first day was a four ball better ball stableford, where we had two pairings in which Thady and I posted a good score of 40 points, putting us in a good position. George and his partner battled through the tough conditions around the Championship course, unfortunately entering the clubhouse with 32 points.
Day two took the same format as day one, but as the weather conditions began to worsen with a strong headwind on some holes, the shorter hitters were finding it difficult. Thady W and I finished with 36 points, and George G and his partner finished with 31 points. Overall we finished tenth in the team event.
On the final day we played individually, and we started via a shotgun start. Handicaps of 4.5 and lower had to play off the championship tees, and I began striking the ball well but I did not score well, coming into the club house with a level handicap of 36 points.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in Desert Springs, it was a great golfing experience.’