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Grafton Morrish Qualification

Having reached the quarter finals of last year's Grafton Morrish Golf competition, the OS team took to the fairway again last weekend for the start of the 2022 competition.
10 May 2022
Written by Will Radford


OS Golf Group

Having reached the quarter finals of last year's Grafton Morrish Golf competition, the OS team took to the fairway again last weekend for the start of the 2022 competition. We are grateful to the OS Golf Captain Chris Cornwall (2000 M) for providing the following report:

"After a long, bleak winter, the Grafton Morrish qualifying is always much anticipated and welcomed. The venue is Knole Park Golf Club in Sevenoaks, famous for its ferocious ferns and park wandering public who occasionally build sandcastles in the bunkers or spark up a game of five a side on the fairways. Upon entering the changing rooms, the musty smell of my first visit to Knole Park nearly three decades ago, remains – ahh, tradition. This year we were determined to make a point and win qualifying.

With our strongest team (on paper) I have been part of, we were looking in good shape. Out first pair was the ever-dependable Mark Williams (1983 C) and Chris Cornwall. Although Mark’s handicap has been going in the wrong direction, he once again proved his worth to the team with a solid performance bringing home 31 points. Up next was Jordan Miles (2014 F) and George Palmer (2004 W). With Jordan still feeling the after-effects from his stag do, there were minor concerns whether he make it around without the shakes. By all accounts he handled the post stag blues well and brought the school home a valuable 29 points.

Our final pairing was possibly our strongest on paper, Sam Wroclawski (2003 C) and Richard Raye (2002 F). With Richard having recently become a father and Sam looking after his unwell Dad, they came in a little underprepared, however, scored a solid 31 points on the day to give SVS a total of 91. This was good enough for third behind Tonbridge and Eltham, securing a place at the finals in October at Hunstanton Golf Club.A big thank you to all those who participated and Godfrey Palmer who was there cheering us on!"

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