Alex Does It In Two!
Nine year old Alex Salmon made his first ever birdie on the par 3 9th hole at Leek Golf Club whilst playing in the Norman Turner Trophy, a competition open to the juniors (including Academy Juniors) at the Club. Dad Ross Salmon, well known cricketer turned golfer said that Alex 'had the biggest smile on his face that I have ever seen on a golf course'. He added that 'it was a testing putt, but he holed it and was thrilled'. It is a family affair as both Mum Liz and sister Millie also play, and it was a very proud family who congratulated Alex's success.
Junior Organiser, Dave Gallimore commented "This is a terrific achievement at such a young age. I am sure that Alex and Millie can become very good players in the future if they continue to practice". Club Professional, Greg Rogula gives regular lessons to the juniors and he was pleased to report that 'The practice is going well, I gave Alex and Millie a lesson yesterday, and it is good to see them gaining the rewards.'
The photograph shows nine year old Alex and his dad Ross Salmon, following Alex's birdie on the 9th hole at Leek Golf Club.
Well Done Alex.
PRESIDENTS DAY FOR JUNIORS SATURDAY 7th JULY 2018
The President Mr David Allen invited all juniors to participate in this annual competition on Saturday 7th July.
The format of the day was a medal with plenty of prizes on offer.
The competition was split into 2 with handicaps of 36 and under playing 18 holes and the newer and academy members playing 9 holes off the blue tees.
The prize presentation took place in the clubhouse after the juniors had enjoyed an excellent meal with the President.
The results were as follows:
Overall winner – (Best Net) Peter Malkin 93 - 25 = 68
Best Gross – Harry Fearn 72
2nd Best Net – Corey Wentworth 86 -13 = 73
3rd Best Net – Bo Robinson 97 – 24 = 73
Nearest the pin 4th (1-23 handicap) – Zarak Curley
Nearest the pin 4th (24 and over handicap) – Peter Malkin
Nearest the pin 7th (1-23 handicap) – Harry Fearn
Blue tees competition
1st - Theo Sigley-Kirtley
2nd – Mille Salmon
A big thank you to the President for his hospitality from the junior section