Golfers meet Tony Hill

Members of Marlborough Golf Team were delighted to meet OM golfing legend Tony Hill (CO 1949-53) this week, past president of the English Golfing Union.

Youngsters at the college had dinner with Mr Hill and exchanged golfing stories during the West of England Public Schools golf championship at Burnham and Berrow. The two-day event, which sees Marlborough challenging other top independent schools from across the region, was founded by Mr Hill’s father more than 50 years ago.

Master in Charge of Golf Joe Lane, commented: “It was very special to see our young people chatting to Tony and sharing their enthusiasm for golf with him over dinner. As well as hearing about some of his feats in the game, our players were able to tell him about the ups and downs of their rounds at Burnham where they all had their moments!

“The competition is an absolute highlight in the calendar for our players. As well as getting the chance to play on a wonderful course, our young players are honouring Marlborough’s historic link to the event.”

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