On the 4 May edthe finest of golfers from Compass International School descend on Doha Golf Clubs’s Academy Course for a stableford competition. We had 16 staff members participate with varying degrees of success. Our secondary head teacher, Paul McConnell won closest to the pin on the 2nd hole with a lovely short iron into a tricky pin position. Andrew McIntosh, one of our mathematics teachers, had been demonstrating real power off the tee throughout and it was no surprise he won longest drive on the long par 4 5th hole. The main prizes were tightly contested and the leader board was constantly changing, Mark Tebutt a languages teacher, played consistently throughout avoiding any big numbers on his card which seen his nett total emerge victorious. The rising star of the future award goes to Dr John Warren, a Science teacher, winning the best gross score. With accurate driving, sensible iron play and a good feel for a putt on the green he was able to defeat the rest and be crowned the first ever Compass International School Doha Golf Champion of 2017.
After the round we were able to enjoy refreshments courtesy of the Intercontinental at Doha Golf Club. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, whether they were a seasoned veteran or the first time out on a golf course. There will be more competitions coming up so keep an eye out.
We have recently been able to create a link with the golf club and they are now delivering an ECA to pupils across the 3 campuses with great success. We had 12 pupils sign up for the original course and the majority of these pupils signed up for further lessons beyond the school sessions. The ECA will run again next year so if you are interested in learning to play golf then please read the ECA handbook for more information.