Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Event News > Birkdale Bucket Golf Competition 2020

Birkdale Bucket Golf Competition 2020

OP Mike Strong led the Pocklington team to a respectable second equal place in the annual Birkdale Bucket competition at the prestigious Woodhall Spa on the weekend of 20-22 March 2020.
24 Mar 2020
Event News

The golf followed the same time honoured itinerary with informal golf on Friday afternoon, an 18 Hole Stableford on Saturday morning for the Birkdale Bucket and the Sunday morning foursomes all played on the fabulous Hotchkin course. 

For the team Bucket event, Pocklington managed 134 points (Tim Russell (68-78) 38, Jonathan Rosendale (70-78) 34, Mike Strong (66-76) 32 and Larry Lawson (70-77) 30) tying them in second place with Oundle. Although well behind runaway winners Giggleswick 143, Pocklington were well ahead of several good schools including Sedbergh, Uppingham, Wrekin, Workshop and Stowe. It was encouraging to have one new player Dale Pollard (71-76) 28 and sadly, Dave Morgan (68-75) had some injuries on the day. Unfortunately, some of Pocklington’s stalwarts were unavailable this year.  

For the foursomes on the Sunday, Pocklington’s best place was with Larry Lawson who was 4th. 

Woodhall Spa is generally regarded as the top inland course in the world and overall ranked 62, so it is a privilege to play it all weekend.  

The dates for 2021 are Friday 19-21st March and anyone with a handicap of 24 or better would enjoy the challenge. Please contact Rachel Dare in the OP office or Mike Strong if you are interested in playing. 

Similar stories

The inaugural OP Manchester Drinks held at The Gas Works Brew Bar on Tuesday 3 March attra More...

Tributes have been pouring in for former pupil and long-serving former teacher of Pockling More...

A bumper number of OPs came along to this year’s OP Newcastle drinks event on Thursday 3 More...

The annual 'Town v Gown' rugby game was an entertaining encounter that saw the teams level More...

Yorkshire Academy prop, Ben Carlile (07-18) has signed a full-time contract with premiersh More...

Held at the prestigious RAF Club in London, the annual black tie dinner was one of the bes More...

Pocklington School was used as a film location by production company Five Fifty Five Produ More...

On Sunday 26 June 2022, the OP Association hosted the first fully-fledged face-to-face OP More...

Most read

OP Simon Holden (97-05) has been appointed the Commanding Officer of HMS Dagger, a brand new class of sea vessel in the Royal Navy. More...

Dr Julian Mark, Executive Medical Director at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, received the Queen's Ambulance Medal for Distinguished Service (Q… More...

On Sunday 26 June 2022, the OP Association hosted the first fully-fledged face-to-face OP Summer Reunion event for three years, after its paring back … More...

Submit your news

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech