Christ's has an enviable record as a College with a great sporting history, and we have a number of Alumni who are seeking to continue the tradition.
In October 2014 Fitzwilliam College challenged Christ’s to an Alumni golf match, and the success of that occasion prompted a number of us to create the Christ's College Alumni Golfing Society. We quickly found there was great interest in the concept and the membership has steadily increased to nearly 50 members.
In our first full year -2015- we played Fitzwilliam again, and initiated an annual match against St John’s to play for the Lady Margaret Beaufort Trophy, donated by the two Colleges. The season ended with a Society meeting at Royal Worlington followed by Dinner in College. 25 members attended and we were kindly invited by The Master to pre dinner drinks in the Lodge: it all made for a memorable day.
This season we continued our challenges against the same Colleges, but after two matches against St John’s, a winner has yet to emerge. With both matches to date being halved, the Lady Margaret Trophy remains without a home. We completed the season with another very successful Society Day at Royal Worlington with 30 members attending, including our winner- Maurice Cox- who flew over from Rome for the occasion.
In addition, the Inter College Alumni Golf Competition was inaugurated with 8 Colleges competing at Cambridge Meridian Golf Club. The Christ’s team, led by Gerald Wingrove was victorious, defeating Trinity by the narrowest of margins at the end of a very competitive but enjoyable day. In an unofficial Varsity match we were challenged by Hertford College, Oxford but on the day we were beaten by a stronger team.
This year’s programme has already been arranged with two College matches and the Society meeting at Royal Worlington again ending the season. We will also be seeking to defend our Inter College Champions title at an expanded Inter College Competition to be held at Gog Magog Golf Club on 20th April.
We would be very pleased to increase the number of members of the Society, and all that is required is to contact John Sefton. It is a great opportunity to meet old friends and play some golf in a convivial and friendly environment; in particular we would like to encourage our golfing Alumna and recent Alumni to join us.
For more information please contact John Sefton (m. 1958) at email@example.com