On Wednesday 15th March, Southmead took part in the Yr3/4 Tri-golf tournament at Saunton Golf Club. It was the first time that Southmead have entered a school golf competition, but the children who took part rose to the occasion admirably. They played a number of different golfing challenges to score points as a team. They putted, drove and chipped their
way around the different stations, under the watchful eyes of Club staff. The children were very fortunate to have fantastic weather and greatly enjoyed their afternoon at Saunton Golf Club, so we would like to thank the parents who supported us by providing transport to the event.
The following report was written by Holly Selvey (4NS).
“The golf course was really big. I liked the driving range best: it was really good fun hitting the ball really far! It was a really nice day. On the putting there were cones that meant different values - we had to try and hit them to get points: yellow was 10 points, blue was 5 points and green was 1 point. There were 7 minute games where you had to score as many points as you could. There were four games on the putting, and then we went on the driving range to gain
more points. I had a really good time; it was really good fun. When I started playing golf I didn’t
really enjoy it that much, but after Wednesday I now really like golf!”
We would like to apologise for any confusion regarding selection for the Tri-golf tournament. We had been informed that it was a competition for years 5 and 6. We had communicated this to the children, and it was listed as such on our PE calendar. However just before the event we were informed that it was in fact a competition for years 3 and 4 (so the children who went did doubly well, as they were selected at very short notice!)
Our PE calendar (available here) has been updated recently, and several additional changes have been made to the scheduling of other sporting events. We would encourage you to refer to it for information on any forthcoming competition/festival dates.