The Captain, Roy Morris welcomes both teams to the 1st tee. Leann Nixon is holding the Festival Trophy (We have not shown her feet as she was not wearing pink shoes!). Click to view all 6 images...
Junior Organiser, Peter Cordon explaining the match rules (yet again!) to an attentive group. The Captain and Jake Scragg look on, wondering how long it will take Calum Nixon and Jake Willshaw to ask another question!
Jake Willshaw holding the pose to show brother Tom and Dad Jim how it should be done. Jake - you have to remember to hit the ball!
Leann Nixon, with feet, showing the boys how it should be done.
Liam Hancock blazes down the 1st, with the crowd in awe (holding the pose must be a junior section crowd pleaser).
Harry Fearn being greeted by The Captain on the 1st tee, after winning the fashion award!
Leek Junior Section hosted the inaugural Junior Festival Match against Westwood. The format was 4BBB with 4 four ball pairings set to decide the winners of the new Junior Festival Trophy which had been kindly donated by the Festival Committee.
The Leek team pairings were: Liam Hancock & Harry Fearn / Luke Brass (Junior Captain) & Dan Bourne / Calum Nixon & Jake Willshaw / Leann Nixon & Tom Willshaw.
Due to absentees from the Westwood team we "loaned" Josh Smith for the fouth pairing, which was excellent sportsmanship for Josh to agree to this, so much so that he won his match on his own!
Due to a later than anticipated start, and the need to feed 15 juniors who had missed their tea, the match was restricted to 15 holes. Leek won the opening two matches, but with Josh Smith winning for Westwood, the outcome of the match rested on the third pairing. Emergency plans were introduced in case of a tied match, which involved sending a low handicap pairing to the 150 yard marker on the 18th for a Par 3 play-off. However, cool play on the 14th green from Calum Nixon and Jake Willshaw saw them win the hole to go 1 up with one to play, and an "honourable" draw was declared. This resulted in a final match score of 3 1/2 : 1 1/2 in favour of Leek.
The post match meal was hosted by The Captain, Roy Morris and Brian Baggaley the Festival Organiser. A short presentation followed the meal and Luke Brass accepted the new Trophy from The Captain on behalf of Leek.
Thanks go to the Festival Committee for hosting the event, Jake Scragg for organising the match and Westwood Golf Club.