Junior Season Review

Another successful junior season drew to a close yesterday, with the annual awards ceremony at the Clubhouse. This was well supported by mums, dads and grandparents, with Lady Captain Ellie Bennett kindly presenting the prizes.

A big shout out of thanks goes to our Organisers Di Riley and Martyn Baraclough along with everyone else who has supported the Junior section throughout the year.

Prize winners were:

Junior Award: Josh Brewer
Skills for Life Medal: Thomas Brown
Silver Award: Josh Brewer, Thomas Brown
Bronze Award: Izzy Turner
September Award: Lexi Gascoigne and Rylan Greig
Future Tour: Charlie Burnham Josh Brewer, Thomas Brown and Izzy Turner
Improvers of the year: Lexi Gascoigne, Rylan Greig, Harry Arnold, Regan Morton, Abbie Hunt, Maggie Sharpe, Seb Bowater
Youngest Girl: Grace Allsopp
Youngest Boy: Joseph Viles
Trigolf: Jessica Brewer

We are all very proud of our Junior programme that has seen four youngsters representing our Club on the Derbyshire Futures Tour.
Charlie Burnham came joint second in the Under 11s, Josh Brewer came third in the under 10s, Thomas Brown participated in the Under 8s and lets not forget Izzy Turner representing the girls, she came 5th in the under 9s.
See the picture below of the lads collecting their certificates last weekend at Breadsall Priory.

No team is complete without their leaders, so in addition to Diana and Martyn we mustn’t forget our Junior Captain Brandon Haslam. As one of 9 Young Golf Ambassadors in Derbyshire he sets a fabulous example for the young golfers to follow.

This month he came runner up in the Derbyshire Schools Matchplay competition. Playing the number 1 seed Molly Campbell at Matlock in worsening conditions which at one point suggested that the match may have to be postponed, he was 5 down but as they continued Brandon then won 11, 14 and 15 to reduce the deficit to just 2 holes.
A 9 iron to 6 feet on 16 though, gave Molly the luxury of 2 putts for the title which she duly took.

The match was played in a great spirit, and Brandon in particular must be commended for the part he played. Even when 5 down he was always supportive of Molly, a spirit he had shown in the quarter finals, when he had offered his opponent the use of his towel even when the match was in sudden death. he certainly sets a great example.

It’s been a great year all round, so if your youngster is interested in looking at golf as a sport. Make a note to contact us in the spring and come along as give us a try.