Balbly Academy of Sport has a strong history of achievement, and has won numerous tournaments and awards during its association with Retford Golf Club. Highlights include:
2009-10: Yorkshire Schools Team champions, and English Schools Championship finalists.
2010-11: Intercollegiate Tour Nett champions, Area league champions, and runners-up in the English Schools Championship.
2011-12: British Colleges National Open runners-up, and English Schools Team Championship finalists.
2012-13: British Colleges National Open champions, and Intercollegiate Tour National finalists.
2013-14: British Colleges National Open champions (played at Fairmont St. Andrews Golf Club), and English Schools Team Championship finalists.
2014-15: British Colleges National Open champions, and Intercollegiate Tour National Gross champions (at St Anne's Old Links Golf Club).
2015-16: Intercollegiate Tour National Gross and Nett champions, and Yorkshire Schools champions (for the third time).
In addition to team success many individual Balby students have achieved success on the golf course, including:
- Eleven students have turned professional.
- Seven students have represented England at golf.
- Two students have won golf sholarships at American Universities
- Two students have become, respectively, boys' English Amateur champion, and twice girls' Scottish Amateur champion.