Now in its fifth year, the Giggleswick Foundation Golf Day has become one of the most enjoyable events in the calendar for golfers of all ages across the Giggleswick community. This year, the competition was held at Bentham Golf Club, owned by the Marshall family and managed by Isobel Marshall, an Old Giggleswickian. Under beautiful blue skies and the magnificent backdrop of Ingleborough, nine teams of OGs, sixth formers, staff, parents and corporate partners produced some inspired golf with some excellent scores recorded.
A bacon butty breakfast was the perfect start for the perfect round and with players as competitive as Nick Jeffries and Alex Driver OG, the competition was fierce. The honours were eventually taken by a young team from the golf club who beat the staff team (John Hamilton, Fergus Ogilvie, Liberty Watambwa & James Wright) by a mere two points. The straightest drive prize was won by our ESU Scholar member of the school team, Michael Wright, who was ably supported on the day Ben Capstick, George Tankard and Freddie Scott The day ended with a hearty meal of roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding and awards presented for the greatest golfing achievements, with prizes provided by our corporate sponsors.
Over the years, the Foundation Golf Day has raised over £4000 for bursaries to support talented young sportsmen and sportswomen who would not otherwise be able to benefit from a Giggleswick education. We are really grateful for the efforts of the OG Golfing Society and to Bob Barker for organising the event every year and his ongoing support for the Giggleswick Foundation. Huge thanks to Isobel Marshall and the staff at Bentham Golf Club for the fabulous hospitality and to our corporate partner and sponsors including Monkhouse School Outfitters, Bibby’s Coaches, Wrigleys Solicitors and Squires & Brown Architects.