Department of Sport

Another strong season on the course for Nottingham


University of Nottingham Sport - BUCS Golf 2023-24

University of Nottingham Golf Club have experienced a superb season of BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) competition on courses up and down the country, with plenty of medals and top-ten finishes throughout. The season has had several highlights with individual successes complimenting a strong team performance, with this them beginning in in earnest with fantastic performances from a host of Nottingham golfers at the Welsh Trophy. Held at Conwy Golf Club from the 18th to the 20th October 2023, Nottingham saw nine out of the clubs ten entrants making the cut, before many challenged at the top of the leaderboard. This included a second place finish for sport scholar Judd Sundleson, with 3rd place finishes for Nottingham's Isaac Bond and Morgan Thomas

Thomas is also a sport scholar here at the University of Nottingham alongside Sundleson, and the two have led from the front in both BUCS matches and individual events. Both players' form carried into the new year with March's English and Welsh Championships, held near to the university at Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club from the 25th to the 27th March. After three days of competition, the championships would see Nottingham #GreenandGold atop the podium with first place finishes for Judd in the men's competition, and Morgan in the women's. There were also high placing finishes for Isaac Bond, Doug Christopher and Tom Morris to ensure a strong showing at one of the years final competitions. 

In the final BUCS Golf Tour Order of Merit, which is calculated by using the points earned from a player’s best four results from the seven qualifying events and their result from the Golf Tour Finals, Sundleson finished in a superb second place in the men's, whilst Thomas claimed a well deserved fourth spot in the women's rankings. The University of Nottingham achieved a total of six to forty finishes in the BUCS Golf Tour Order of Merit as Isaac Bond, Douglas Christopher, Tom Morris, and Alex Dalley finishing in ninth, eighteenth, thirty-seventh, and thirty-ninth respectively. 

Overall, University of Nottingham Golf Club have worked hard over the season and shown they have an incredibly tight-knit bond as a first team as they lead the golf programme here at the university. There has been a lot of progress made on the course this year with the side also having a successful league campaign challenging for the Premier League South title ultimately finishing 3rd and making the quarter final of the national cup losing out to eventual winners Stirling.

There has been a lot of progress made on the course this year and the team are looking forward to competing again next season, and more widely, the University of Nottingham Golf Club has continued to grow this year with the addition of ‘Girls in Golf Day’ to aid the development and growth of the game at the university, including more beginner sessions. Club President Sam Richards reflected by saying "this has been a very successful year across the board for University of Nottingham Golf Club with the club looking to build on this great foundation next year."

We would like to congratulate the club and our golfers on their magnificent success this season and look forward to the continued growth of the programme here in Nottingham. You can keep up to date with the club by following them on social media here

You can find out more about Performance Golf at University of Nottingham Sport here. You can also find out more about our sport scholarships here.

Posted on Tuesday 14th May 2024

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