St John’s of Spalding are golfing champs

Golf champs  St John's School, Spalding ANL-150623-105516001
Golf champs St John's School, Spalding ANL-150623-105516001
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St John’s the Baptist Primary School in Spalding came out victorious after the South East Tri Golf Competition at the Sir John Gleed School.

The event was part of the School Games, which is inspired by the Olympics and provides a chance for children to get involved in sport and competition.

Eight teams from seven schools came to take part in the event, playing an entry level form of the game using over-sized chippers and putters.

The children worked their way around different challenge stations designed to test their pitching and putting skills.

“The competition went incredibly well thanks to the excellent sports leaders from the Sir John Gleed and the support of Bourne Golf Studio professional Darren Game,” said School Games organiser Rupert Gibson.

“The leaders did a great job explaining the stations and running the challenges, ensuring that the pupils had a great experience.”

Results: 8th Gosberton House School, 348 points; 7th Pinchbeck East, 352 points; 6th St Barts ‘A’, 454 points; 5th Weston Hills, 477 points; 4th St Barts ‘B’, 496 points; bronze Spalding Primary, 595 points; silver Moulton Chapel, 632 points; gold St John, 1063 points.

For the second year running St John the Baptist Primary will now be offered a place at the Lincolnshire Summer Games on July 8 to compete against the other winners from Lincolnshire.

Gosberton House School will be going to represent south Lincolonshire in the inclusion competition.

Teams were also scored by the leaders as they went around for how well they followed golf etiquette and the School Games values. The winner for this was Pinchbeck East with a score of 75 out of a possible 80.