Grafton Morrish Result 2012

November 14, 2012

The Grafton Morrish Golf Competition is an annual competition played for the trophy of the same name, being the major trophy of the Public Schools Old Boys Golf Association.

The 2012 Qualifiers were held at Fixby Hall Golf Club in Huddersfield, in which the Old Tridents’ Golfing Society represented Trent College. Pairs were:

Stuart Carlisle (current captain of Halford Hewitt team) and Robert Cox, Ian Birch and Jo Tulley, John Carter and Tom Rolfe,

Unfortunately the conditions were very testing due to the wind, and despite their best endeavours in hoping to score in the region of 70 points for a good chance of qualification, the OTs missed out by just 1 point by scoring 67 points!!


Cyril Gray Result 2012

November 14, 2012

Grahame Sanders, David Harrison, Neville Vickery, Terry Lethbridge, Bill Harvison, Brian Westerman

The Cyril Gray Golf Tournament was held on 28th – 30th June 2012 at its regular venue, Worplesden Golf Club, Surrey. This is a team knock-out event, 6 players per team (3 pairs), for seniors (50 and over). 32 schools take part.

We lost 3 – 0 in the main event, to St Paul’s, and lost 3 – 0 in the plate, to Epsom. Those taking part (in alphabetical order) were

Chris Cutts, Bill Harvison, David Harrison, Mike Ingle, Terry Lethbridge (Captain), Miles Raven,Grahame Sanders, Neville Vickery,  Brian Westerman,

We have been competing in this event for 19 continuous years now, with more or less the same group of some 15 players. The average age of our team is around 70, and although we put up a very good performance, our age is making it difficult to compete with other teams who are able to recruit younger players. We therefore are in urgent need of new blood.

If there are OTs who would like to join in on this prestigious and very enjoyable event, please contact Chris Cutts on 01636 672316 or email

Halford Hewitt Result 2012

November 14, 2012

On a warm and sunny Thursday 29 March, the Old Tridents Golf Society’s squad of players represented Trent College in the Halford Hewitt Golf Tournament.

This prestigious tournment, held at Royal St Georges, Sandwich, Kent is reputedly the largest amateur golf tournament in the world, being a closed competition held between the old boys and girls of 64 of the finest independent schools in the UK, played using the format of Scratch foursomes in teams of five pairs.

The squad representing Trent were:

John Bailey

Ian Birch

Stuart Carlisle (Captain)

Jon Carter

Mike Coupland

Rob Cox

Nick Peplow

Gregg Roberts

Tom Rolfe

Chris Swallow

Jo Tulley

Trent played Eastbourne in the first round and were worthy winners 4 – 1, with convincing wins from Birch & Tulley, Peplow & Cox, Swallow & Carlisle and Carter & Rolfe.

The second round against Harrow was always going to be a much harder match with Bailey & Coupland playing fantastically,but losing on the 18th. Three of the matches were less close, which unfortunately meant Peplow & Cox agreed to halve their match after starting to go down extra holes on the 19th giving a loss of 4.5 – 0.5.

The Old Tridents Golf Society have now got an excellent squad of players, but are keen for anyone with a category 1 handicap to add additional strength to the squad.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact Jo Slater, Trent College Alumni Relations office for more information.


Cyril Gray Result 2011

November 14, 2012

Grahame Sanders, Miles Raven, Bill Harvison, Neville Vickery, Terry Lethbridge, Brian Westerman, Chris Cutts

Main Competition  1st Round. Lost to Glenalmond    1/2 – 2 1/2

Plate  1st Round. Lost to Brighton    0 – 3

Team  Terry Lethbridge (Captain), Brian Westerman, Neville Vickery, Mike Ingle, Miles Raven, Bill Harvison, Grahame Sanders, Chris Cutts

Halford Hewitt Result 2011

November 14, 2012

1st Round

Trent 2  Wellingborough 3

IR Birch & NB Peplow lost to MK Allen & L McGuire    2/1

RB Cox & JD Carter lost to G Kellet & J McGuire    5/4

GJ Roberts & NA Goulding lost to RG Jackson & J Chacksfield    6/5

T Rolfe & CD Swallow beat PJ Saxby & TE Poole    6/5

JA Tulley & SB Carlisle beat R Munns & S Munns    5/3

The final was won by Watson’s who beat Malvern    3 1/2 to 1 1/2