The President, Simon Nadin, hosted the President’s Day for Juniors last Saturday when 15 (out of a possible total of 22) junior members competed for the Best Nett, Best Gross, & Best Nett (Blue Tees) Trophies.
The Junior Section is in a ‘rebuild’ phase, which is not unusual, partially related to Covid, but mainly related to ‘age gaps’. Greg’s Junior Academy is developing a new route to the junior section, and this was shown by an entry of 11 juniors in the ‘Blue Tee’ category. The term ‘Bandit’ is well known to experienced golfers, and the winner of the Best Nett Trophy in this category is an early candidate for this title!! Having won the Blue Tee May medal 2 weeks ago Theo Khalifa was the winner with a nett 28 (Gross 46-18 Handicap). It was great to see the girls dominating the other prizes in this category, with Matilda Rushton runner-up, and Millie Salmon 3rd.
For the ‘older’ category we have made the decision that any junior who ended as a junior due to age in 2020 is still eligible this season due to all junior competitions being cancelled last year. Although there were only 4 entries, the scoring was good for the conditions on the day. Hayden Dimmock was winner of the Best Nett Trophy with a score of 71 (84-13), and the Best Gross Trophy was won by Harrison Foxall with 80.
On behalf of the Junior Section I would like to thank the President for his support, and for providing prizes, food and drink (Chicken Nuggets always work!!). It was also great to see so much parental support, which we always encourage.
President’s Trophy (Best Gross): Harrison Foxall (80)
President’s Trophy (Best Nett): Hayden Dimmock (84-13=71)
2nd: Peter Malkin (82-10=72)
3rd: Corey Wentworth (87-11=76)
President’s Trophy Blue Tee Best Nett: Theo Khalifa (46-18=28)
2nd: Matilda Rushton (57-27=30)
3rd: Millie Salmon (60-23=37) Back 3
Other scores: Theo Sigley-Kirtley (37), Alex Salmon (38), Elliot Leake (38), Oliver Vincent (41), Noah Bellamore (43), Spencer Pickin (43), Fyn Birch-Machin (49), Henry Rushton (50)
Peter Cordon – Junior Organiser