Golf is available to all year groups at RGS.
We run two teams: The 1st VI which is open to anyone in the school who plays golf to the requisite standard and an U14 team. There are usually over 50 students involved with golf at RGS in a typical year. Matches are played from September through to the October half-term and then start again at the end of March and run through to the end of the summer term. All home games are played at Reigate Heath Golf Club which has been our home ground for over thirty years. Newcomers to the game are welcomed to Reigate Heath as junior members if they are students at RGS.
We enter the Surrey Schools’ Championships, the Surrey Schools’ 12-24 Championships, The Smarden Bell (a tournament open to the nine biggest golf schools in the South East) and the HMC Schools’ National Foursomes. In addition we regularly play against some of the biggest golf schools in the South East, including Tonbridge, Epsom, Dulwich, KCS and Charterhouse. We have achieved considerable success in recent years including: reaching the national finals of the HMC Schools’ Foursomes by winning the SE England qualifying section and winners of the prestigious Smarden Bell.
Golf is run as an option for senior games afternoon. The students receive professional coaching from the staff at Reigate Heath Golf Club and have the opportunity to play the course on a Wednesday afternoon. This is open to and used by the elite players in the 1st team along with those who are just starting out in the sport. It is also offered to junior students who show promise during their elective sessions.
We run an annual golf tour during the Easter holidays with destinations both in the UK and overseas. In the recent past we have toured South Wales, Dorset, South East England and Kent playing courses such as Royal Porthcawl, Rye, Burnham & Berrow and Parkstone along with Chantilly in France.