The 149th British Open Golf Championship took place at Royal St. George’s Golf Club, Sandwich in Kent. The Open, a world-class sporting event is the oldest of the four golfing major championships.
For over 30 years Giggleswick has provided a team of scorers to operate the hole-by-hole and leadership scoreboards and this year a team of 15 pupils and 3 staff continued the tradition.
Wednesday included induction training on the scoreboards, uniform collection, and free time to watch the players practicing and generally getting their bearings around the course. Thursday and Friday’s scoring were long days, up at 5 in the morning and finishing late in the evening with the Saturday and Sunday a little easier after the halfway cut. Everyone worked shifts on the scoreboards and enjoyed the opportunity to watch the world’s best golfers’ practice and compete for the famous Claret Jug in their free time. The team demonstrated excellent teamwork skills and great time keeping on and off the course. Compliments were drawn from the public on the excellent work and behaviour of the group.