KHS former Pupils recently held their annual golf tournament at the Monmouthshire Golf Club.

The weather conditions were calm and overcast, with players just making it to the clubhouse before the rain set in.

The club once again provided a warm welcome and the course was in excellent condition. It was positive to see some new entrants and the return of some familiar faces, with 26 golfers taking part.

The standard of golf played was good from most, with the prizes keenly contested.

Geoff Shackleton put in another good performance and successfully defended the Powella Cup, with an impressive 37 points.

Vernon Heritage also played well, winning the R.J. Lewis Tankard with 35 points.

Vice Captain of the Monmouthshire Golf Club Brian Butt had a good day, winning the Gwenlan Trophy with 37 points and narrowly missing out on the best pairs trophy with playing partner John Davies.

The H.W Newcombe Pairs Trophy was won by the father and son combination of Kristian Merritt and Martin Reardon for the second time in three years.

Anthony Chaloner showed form and scooped two closest to the pin prizes and the longest drive was won by the big hitting Cameron Powell.

With last year’s champion Rob Bennett struggling for form, the golfer of the day went to Kristian Merritt, who scored a remarkable 42 points, playing the course in level par off a handicap of six. Kristian won several prizes, including the Vaughan Tankard, the Peter Williams Trophy, the H.W Newcombe Pairs Trophy, a closest to the pin and birdie two on the 10th.

For the evening dinner the golfers were joined by three Former Pupil Committee members, whose support for the event is appreciated. David Evans kept everyone entertained for the evening. President Anthony Davies awarded the prizes and selected the winner of the best joke, which was won by Jonathan Davies.

Congratulations to all of the winners.