St Johns victory putts their rivals in the shade

Bourne Westfield Primary School pupils are ready to play tri-golf at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, with South Holland Post 16 Centre students Daniel Clay and Denholm Sheppard.
Bourne Westfield Primary School pupils are ready to play tri-golf at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, with South Holland Post 16 Centre students Daniel Clay and Denholm Sheppard.

St Johns came out on top as eight schools took part in the Sainsbury’s School Games annual Tri Golf Festival.

The event, at The Sir John Gleed School, saw Bourne Westfield fielding two teams with St Johns, Fleet Wood Lane, Gosberton House, Linchfield, Spalding Primary and Pinchbeck East also taking part.

St John’s victory means they will be offered the opportunity to go on and represent South East Lincolnshire at the Summer School Games in Lincoln on July 9.

School Games organiser Rupert Gibson, of Agilitas Sports, was delighted with the participation and the standard of coaching from Gleed pupils.

He said: “Tri Golf is an excellent entry game for golf with oversized putters and pitching wedges.

“The children worked their way around eight activity stations, receiving coaching from sports students from the Post 16 Centre.

“They scored points for each putting and pitching station and for sportsmanship.

“The children had a fantastic time and their golf skills improved dramatically.”

Spalding Primary School won the fair play award by half-a-point.

Results: 1 St Johns; 2 Linchfield; 3 Fleet Wood Lane; 4 Spalding Primary; 5 Pinchbeck East; 6 Bourne Westfield A; 7 Bourne Westfield B; 8 Gosberton House.

Fair Play Award: 1 Spalding Primary 72.5pts; 2= Linchfield/St Johns 72