English Schools' Golf Association

2022 Buckinghamshire TeamChampions - Dr Challoner's High School 2022 Buckinghamshire Girls' Handicap Champion 2021 North Regional Championship - Boys' Champion ESGA Team ready for the pre-match dinner at Monmouth Boys' School 2022 Buckinghamshire Boys' Handicap Champion Bedfordshire Schools' 2022 Girls' Champion 2019 Winning Girls' International Team v Scotland National Championships 2021 - Champion team Captains (South East Region) Hertfordshire School team champions 2022 - Herts & Essex High School 2022 Gloucestershire Nett Team Champions - Katherine Lady Berkley School 2021 Northumberland U18 Girls' Champion 2022 South Yorkshire Girls' Champion 2021 Northumberland U16 Girls' Champion 2022 Warwickshire Schools' Champions 2021 Northumberland U18 Boys' Champion Cumbria Schools Team Champions - Kirkbie Kendal School ESGA Under-16 Champions 2021 2022 North & East Yorkshire Under-16 Girls' Champion 2022 Gloucestershire Gross Team Champions - Marling School National Championships 2021 - Girls' Prizewinners 2022 West Yorkshire Boys' Champion 2022 Lancashire U16 Boys' Champion 2022 Gloucestershire U16 Girls' Gross Champion 2022 North Yorkshire U16 Boys' Champion 2022 Durham Girls' U19 and U16 Champions 2022 Gloucestershire U16 and Overall Girls' Nett Champion 2022 ESGA North Regional Girls' Champion Cumbria Schools' under-16 Boys' Champion 2022 2021 Northumberland U14 Champions 2021 Essex Schools' Girls' Champion 2022 West Yorkshire Team Champions - Notre Dame School 2021 Northumberland U16 Boys' Champion 2022 Gloucestershire Girls' Gross Champion 2022 North & East Yorkshire Team Winner - Norton College 2021 North Regional Championship - Girls' Champion David & Margo Horsburgh with the Gerald Micklem Trophy for 2021, presented at the England Golf AGM 2022 ESGA North Regional Girls' Team Champions - Yorkshire 2021 Midland Regional Championships - Champions Welsh & English teams before the International match at Rolls of Monmouth Yorkshire schools' Team Champions - South Hunley school 2022 North & East Yorkshire Under-16 Boys' Champion 2022 North Yorkshire U16 Champion Emgliah captains with the International Trophy 2022 South Yorkshire Nett Winner & Team Champion with Captain of Hickleton GC 2022 Buckinghamshire Boys' Champion Cumbria Schools' Boys' Champion 2022 National Championships 2021 - Boys' Prizewinners 2021 National Champions 2022 Bedfordshire Schools' Team Scratch Champions - Bedford School, with South Beds GC Ladies' Capta 2022 ESGA North Regional Boys' Team Champions - Northumberland 2021 Essex Schools' Boys' Champion 2022 Lancashire Girls' Champion 2022 Gloucestershire U16 and Overall Gross Champion 2021 Midland Regional Championships - Team Champions from Nottinghamshire 2019 Schools' Team Champions - Dyke House Academy 2022 West Yorkshire Girls' Champion 2022 North Yorkshire Boys' Champion 2022 Lancashire U16 Girls' Champion 2022 Gloucestershire U16 Boys' Nett Champion 2022 North Yorkshire Nett Champion 2022 Buckinghamshire Girls' Champion English Team at Rolls of Monmouth GC before the International match August 30th 2021 2019 England Team v Scotland 2019 England Team v Scotland 2022 Lancashire Boys' Champion 2022 North Yorkshire Team Champions - MacMillan Academy 2022 ESGA North Regional Boys' Champion Cumbria Schools' Handicap Champion 2022 Bedfordshire Schools' 2022 Boys' Champion 2021 South East Regional Championship - Boys' Champion Cumbria Schools under-16 Girls' Champion 2022


Schools’ International match 2021 – Wales v England

With Covid having prevented any schools’ golf activity in 2020, it was a great pleasure to be able to run an abbreviated season this year, culminating in the chance for 8 boys and 6 girls to represent English Schools against their Welsh counterparts.  Sadly, the shorter terms and later removal of restrictions in Scotland meant that a Scottish international was not possible this year.  This resulted in a very strong English team travelling to Rolls of Monmouth at the end of August.  Eleven County Schools’ Associations were represented, with the majority of this year’s team coming from the South and South-East regions.  Twelve players had been drawn from the Under-19 National Championships along with the two Under-16 National Champions. Unusually, none of our players had represented English Schools previously.

The practice day saw our players experiencing a stunning course with a remarkable 18th century mansion containing the clubhouse.  They soon recognised that the secret of playing well on this course was to manage the undulating fairways carefully and try to restrict the number of downhill putts on some treacherous greens.  After a sunny afternoon of practice, the match day dawned to reveal almost 100% cloud cover with the temperature dropping throughout the day. 

The morning foursomes finished with several one-sided matches.  The Welsh boys had been hit by some very late player withdrawals.  They struggled, with all four games going to England and only one going beyond the 13th hole.  The girl’s games were much more finely balanced, with a 2 & 1 victory for each side and the final match going to England on the 18th.

In the afternoon, the pattern continued.  England took 7 of the 8 boys’ singles, with the sole Welsh point coming from their captain on the 18th green.  The girls‘ games were equally shared, one per team finishing on the 14th, with the remaining ones making it through to the final 2 holes.  This left an overall score of Wales 5 England 16.  The matches were played in an excellent spirit, with players and the many spectating parents enjoying the chance to get the full international experience

With so many players recording a 100% record, it is hard to pick out individual performances, but the good teamwork between the foursomes pairs has to be commended.  Some of the younger players did especially well in the singles.  Roisin Scanlon (13 years old) and Tala Clarke (14) both won while Jack Lee and Luke Metcalf (both 15) recorded more than their fair share of birdies on their way to convincing wins.  Captain Thomas Hawke made a generous speech, thanking the Welsh team and organisers for making sure that the match could go ahead this year.

2021 Team List

Thomas Hawke (Captain)


Reed's School

Will Green


Itchen College

Max Hopkins


Leventhorpe School

Jack Lee


Wilmington Academy

Luke Metcalf


Boxhill School

William Plant

Leicestershire & Rutland

The Lancaster School

Luke Thornton


Wolfreton School & VI Form College

George Wright


Leventhorpe School




Olivia Williams (Captain)


Hartpury College

Tala Clarke


Marriotts School

Olivia Lee


Dr Challoner's Grammar School

Eve Neild


Thorpe St Andrew School

Roisin Scanlon


Bedford Girls' School

Faye Wheatley


Heworth Grange School


Steve Akrill

Hon Secretary



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