Rydal Penrhos: Golf star Charley’s competition success
August 5, 2020

Talented young golfer Charley Simpson is back at competitions and achieving some notable results.

The Year 10 pupil at Rydal Penrhos balanced his online learning schedule during the coronavirus school lockdown with improving various elements of his golf game from the comfort of his back garden.

This is something that has clearly benefitted Charley considerably ahead of his GCSE examinations next year and his ability to hit the ground running when he got back on the course.

The Wales U16 international faced a daunting proposition during his first event on the Blue Championship tees at Conwy Golf Club for the prestigious Bob Jones Cup.

It was a 36-hole open medal event, and after a promising first round, Charley managed to raise his game further during the final stretch of the competition.

Charley mastered the windy conditions exceptionally well to shoot the best round two score, and this resulted in the Rydal Penrhos Golf Academy member finishing second overall.

He followed this up with another strong showing at the Douglas Johns Trophy, which took place at Harewood Downs Golf Club in Buckinghamshire.

The single-digit handicapper tackled one of the toughest courses in the country with aplomb, eventually hitting a 73.

Charley’s independent learning during the lockdown, coupled with his desire to boost his skills in a golfing environment, is the sort of initiative and development that has been prevalent across all year groups at the school during an unprecedented time.

He is a prime example of what can be achieved from the wide range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities available at Rydal Penrhos, and Charley has accumulated a wealth of notable accolades during his time at the school.

We still have a limited number of places remaining for 2020 entry, and anyone that wishes to book a socially distanced tour of the school should email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com, call 01492 530155, or book online at https://rydal.wpengine.com/admissions/open-days-visits/.