QSPA Golf Day

What a pleasure to be able to gather at Upton-by-Chester Golf Club for our annual QSPA Golf Day on Friday 18th June after such a challenging year.  Twenty-seven lucky players were blessed with a dry and sometimes sunny afternoon, great company, good chat, fun and competitive golf on this pretty golf course so close to our School.  It was good to welcome two new players to the event, as well as parents of alumnae and lots of our regulars too.

The Golf Day has been the only ‘live’ QSPA event which has been able to take place all year and as players we feel so fortunate to enjoy this game and to be able to continue safely in spite of the national restrictions.  It was also fantastic to be able to raise some funds in the name of the QSPA to support The Queen’s School.    

We are grateful to Mrs WW for joining us for the prizegiving on the Clubhouse patio and many thanks also to all those who donated prizes, especially Angus Smellie of Aston Jones Wines.  The Shaun Mason Trophy (named after the founder of our Golf Day) was won by Seb Gardiner.  Seb has taken part in the Golf Day since 2014 and thoroughly deserved his victory – he is already looking forward to returning next year to defend his title!

Prize winners:-

1st Prize – Seb Gardiner  - 37 points

2nd Prize – Steve Rigby  -  35 points

3rd Prize – Colin Mills, Jonathan Cowdell and Andrew Godley  -  34 points

Longest Drive (13th hole) – Mike Greaves -  330 yards - a Queen’s School record!

Nearest the Pin (4th hole) – Andrew Godley – 10 feet from the pin

We hope to see old faces and new for another wonderful afternoon of golf on Friday 17th June 2022.

Neil McBurney (event organiser)

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