Cyril Gray report

June 29, 2009
Team: Raven, Rainsford, Cutts, Lethbridge, Harrison, Ingle, Sanders

Team: Raven, Rainsford, Cutts, Lethbridge, Harrison, Ingle, Sanders


This is a foursome knock-out competition for over 50s, played annually at Worplesdon Golf Club, Woking, Surrey.

Trent produced an OT team comprising Chris Rainsford, Miles Raven, Graheme Sanders, David Harrison, Terry Lethbridge, Mike Ingle and Chris Cutts.

In the first round we played Whitgift, who beat us by 2 matches, with 1 match halved (Terry and Chris R.) In the first round of the Plate competition, we beat Taunton 2 matches to 1, our victors being Graheme and Mick (3/2), and Terry and Chris R. (5/4).

We went on to meet Framlingham, who beat us by 2 matches, with one halved (Terry and Chris R. again).

We are starting to struggle in this competition as we are all ageing. Would any OT golfers approaching or over 50 years of age please let us know if you would be available to represent the School in this prestigious event. It would be a great pity if we had to pull out as they would easily find a replacement school and we would never be able to get back in as a new generation of OT golfers reach 50, since there are 32 teams exactly.

The schools competing are:

Ampleforth, Whitgift, Taunton, City of London, Fettes, Berkhamstead, Rossall, Stowe, Edinburgh Academy, Dulwich, Watson’s, Glenalmond, Blundell’s, Merchiston, St Paul’s, Merchant Taylors’, St Bees, KES Birmingham, Brighton, Framlingham, Chigwell, Epsom, Wellingborough, Canford, Wrekin, Eastbourne, Liverpool, King’s Canterbury, Gresham’s, Bishop’s Stortford, Stoneyhurst and Trent.

Please contact Chris Cutts at or phone 01636 672316, or the School.


OT golfers qualify again for Grafton Morrish finals

June 16, 2009

On Sunday 17th May, a team of Trent Old Tridents successfully qualified for the finals of the Grafton Morrish Golf Tournament. This is the second successive year that an OT team has managed to qualify for this prestigious event and this achievement underlines the ongoing improvement in the standard of OT Golf. The qualifying event was again held at Fixby Hall GC near Huddersfield. High winds and heavy rain meant the conditions were particularly difficult and not conducive to good golf.

The format for the qualifying stage is foursome stableford, off scratch. After a slow start Ian Birch and Joe Tulley notched up 22 points, whilst Jon Carter and Stuart Carlisle managed to scrape together 23 points after a disappointing front nine. Chris Swallow and Greg Roberts scored a very creditable 25, giving the team an aggregate score of 70 points. On a normal day that wouldn’t have been enough, but on this occasion it secured a place in the finals, which take place from 25th – 27th September over two great courses on the North Norfolk coast, Hunstanton and Brancaster.

If you play golf and you are an OT, parent, governor or member of staff past or present, then please get involved in the society. We run various events throughout the year and represent Trent in a number of competitions including the Halford Hewitt Cup and the Cyril Grey Tournament. It is a great way of keeping in touch with friends and maintaining an association with the school.

To find out more please contact the Secretary, Jon Carter on Tel. 01246 212000

(you can find more about the Grafton Morrish by clicking on the link in the panel on the right hand side of this page)