Tony Diprose appointed Director of Sport and Physical Wellbeing from January 2020
The Canford School Golf team competes in National competitions as well as having a challenging set of traditional friendly fixtures.
The school team will consist mainly of talented single figure handicap players and one of their more distinctive features is that it may be made up of boys and girls from different year groups within the school. The prestigious National competitions, for example, the ISGA Singles Matchplay and the HMC Foursomes are played off scratch but other school matches are sometimes played off handicap to make them fairer and more fun.
When numbers permit, we field 'B' and junior teams as well. There are ample opportunities for beginners and intermediate standard golfers at Canford and coaching and tuition is provided by Kelly Bridges (a PGA professional from Broadstone GC). Kelly works with the pupils who opt for golf as their sport but is also available for private tuition. School golf is keenly supported by a thriving Old Canfordian Golfing Society, who we meet up with twice a year for a competitive round and into which many of our leaver’s progress.
For anyone who is serious about golf, Canford has become an obvious school to consider and for many, a school of first choice.
For talented golfers possibly looking at coming to Canford in the 6th form there is also the Terrence Cobden Pike Legacy which has been set up to provide financial assistance to enable them to bring their skills to Canford. For details, please visit: Sixth Form Scholarships