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Junior Celebration of Achievement Event 6.12.18 at KNGC - REPORT

The inaugural County Junior Prize Presentation of their Achievements in 2017 took place at Kings Norton Golf Club on Saturday 6th January 2018. 

The County were honoured to have Grenville Rose, County President, there to present the prizes to all the winners, together with Mr Michael Downes ( KNGC Club Captain) and Mr Bob Cashmore ( KNGC Chairman) in attendance. A large number of County Executive members were also in attendance as well as the Junior Team Manager's, Tom Warbrick and Ian Henry. 

After brief introductions and a resume of the history of the union by Bill Thompson ( County Chairman) a light buffet was enjoyed by the large audience of parents and County junior players of all ages , before being followed by the presentations themselves. 

One of the highlights of the 12 presentations was the celebration of the success of the U18 Team, who won the West Midland League for the first time in 2017. In addition, new awards for team managers 'players' of the year' went to Mark Hewlett (U14), James Yorke (U16) and Connor Thomas (U18). The players also voted for their own player of the year during the award ceremony itself, giving it to Joe Price, who added this award to the many others he's achieved in 2017. It's been an outstanding year for Joe. 

Overall, it was seen as a very successful event and one which will now be firmly established on the County Calendar in 2019. The County would like to thank Kings Norton Golf Club for hosting the event in their marvellous ballroom as well for their warm hospitality, good food and refreshments during the afternoon. 

The Teams and Awards are as follows:  

2017 U14 Team 

U16 Team 2017

U18 Team and West Midland League Champions 2017

Jack Belli - 2017 Order of Merit winner

James Ilsley - U14 Stroke play Champion - The Jim Gray Trophy 

Pictured with Jim Gray 


Brandon Sarfo - U16 Stroke play Champion - The Brian Peplow Trophy

Pictured is Hayden Sarfo with Brian Peplow, who picked up this award for his brother. 

Joe Price - U18 Stroke Play Champion - The Mansell Cup 

Luke Rolinson - U16 Points Winner - The Bill Thompson Trophy

Jake Kelly - Boys match Play Champion - The John Fraser Cup

Joe Price - U18 Points winner  with The Cunningham Trophy 

Team Manager's Players of the Year in 2017

U14 - Mark Hewlett, Gaudet Luce G.C. ( Not able to be present to receive his trophy) 

U16 - James Yorke, Kings Norton G.C. 

Pictured with Ian Henry ( U16 Team Manager) 

U18 - Connor Thomas, Kings Norton G.C. 

Pictured with Ian Henry ( U18 Team Manager)

Joe Price, Hagley G.C. 

Players' Player of the year for 2017