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KES community tee-off for the KES Golf Open

KES community tee-off for the KES Golf Open

26 June 2018

Cumberwell Golf Club, bathed in sunshine and manicured in readiness for a European Pro tour event, welcomed a mix of parents, OEs, Governors, staff and pupils to the KES Golf Open on Saturday.

The Headmaster led the field off, and a merry band of golfers armed with competitive handicaps and a desire to get their name engraved on the claret jug enjoyed 18 holes of fun and frustration in equal measure. There were some wonderful performances from a number of our pupils; George Epsley (Junior School) came third with 40 points, whilst Alex Marshall (Year 8) played extremely well playing to plus 7, and Lewis Carter (Year 12) muscled his way to the Longest Drive award.

Mr King, from the Sports department, was runner-up, losing on count back to OE, Kit Chapman, with The Headmaster in 4th place on an excellent 38 points. The team event was won by Nigel Laughton, Alex Marshall, G Sentil Kumar and Alan Murray.  Whilst accepting their prize Mr Laughton attributed their success to the performance of Alex within their group.

Ali James, Managing Director Cumberwell Golf Club and an OE himself, helped give out the prizes with the Headmaster. The event stems from a renaissance in Golf at KES, with 20 of our Junior School pupils enjoying weekly coaching sessions at Cumberwell as an after school activity, whilst eight pupils will take part in a week-long coaching course during Activities Week.

A very big thank you to Ali James and his team for all their support over the last year and for hosting the Open at the weekend.


Individual Stapleford competition

  • 1st Kit Chapman 41 points (won on countback)
  • 2nd Liam King 41 points
  • 3rd George Epsley 40 points
  • 4th Headmaster 38 points

Team event

  • 1st – Nigel Laughton/Alex Marshall/G Sentil Kumar/Alan Murray
  • 2nd – Liam King/Matt Oehler/Matt Simonds

Nearest the pin

  • Barney Chapman

Longest drive

  • Lewis Carter


David Hacker - Director of Sport

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