Giggleswick School
Giggleswick School

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Celebrating 30 years scoring The Open Championship

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017

For over 150 years, the world’s best golfers have faced the unrelenting challenge of links golf at The Open, golf’s oldest championship. This year, the eventheld at Royal Birkdale, marked 30 years where our pupils and staff have scored the most famous golf competition in the world! 


The opportunity to soak up the iconic atmosphere and watch the worlds golfing stars is memorable in the extreme, and unsuprisingly, over the years pupils have been quick to get involved. The Open continues to provide our pupils with experiences that live long in the memory, whilst exposing them to the demands and pressures of working in a fast paced environment. On the first day alone, in the wet and blustery conditions on the North West coast, pupils had to make over 6000 registered changes to the scoreboard.


The Open always attracts many famous faces, BBC Sports presenter Mike Bushell spent time with the group, whilst departing upper sixth pupil Laurie Daws had a moment to savour as he asked questions to golfing legend Colin Montgomerie on BBC Radio 5 Live. Chemistry teacher, Kate Arnold, who led the trip said “I am very proud of the team for their hard work in challenging weather conditions, they stayed so positive and professional throughout.”