The County Boys trip to the Players Club, Codrington, Nr Bristol, Sunday 24th March
39 boys took part in this early season day out for the County Juniors. Fine, sunny weather and quite warm temperatures greeted them on their arrival and after a wholesome lunch and plenty of practice they were off to face the daunting Codrington course. This course is often used for PGA Tour qualifying events and has plenty of water holes and undulating greens to negotiate.
The boys were mixed up across the age categories and meant that they had to join together and support each other in a better ball stableford competition. ( Pictured : Jack Severn and Oliver Badger made up a strong partnership)
The higher handicap boys, who were mostly the youngest, played off the forward tees whilst the lower handicap, older boys, played from the yellow tees as well as keeping an individual stableford score.
Paul Newman, Seniors Captain, who came along to support the event, kindly stepped in to partner young Teddy Fee, due to one late withdrawal. The youngest players (some pictured below) really proved how much they've developed their games during the winter coaching programme and they stood up well to the challenges the course and the whole occasion demanded of them.
The overall winners were as follows:
1st Place: James Humphries and Sonny Priestley 54 pts ( back 6)
2nd Place: Ted Pickering and Tom Blizzard 54 pts ( Back 9)
3rd Place: Tom Wakeman and Eliot Jones 54 pts ( Back 9)
Harrison Leaver: Best individual points score - 37 ( won on back nine)
Other notable points scores - Hugh Adams 37 pts, Tom Wakeman and Harvey Jones 36 pts, Evan Lewis and Jack Severn 34 pts, Ted Pickering 33pts, Tom Newton, Brandon Sarfo, Louie Stott and James Humphries 32pts.
Best front nine : Hugh Adams snd Juna Amin 28 pts
Best back nine : Tom Newton and Lewis Tolley 32pts
Nearest the pin on the 13th: Callum Jones
Nearest the pin on the 16th: Harry Hawkesford
A partnership recognised for working well together - mainly for good leadership, guidance and support shown by the eldest boy. They were James Yorke and Thomas Griffiths
The County organising team on the day (opposite) would like to thank all the parents for their support in being at the required pick up and drop off points at the right times as well as for their overall support for this first venture as a pre-season event. It's clear from all the feedback that the boys were keen to do the same again next year. The full competitive season is only a few weeks away so we feel our junior teams are in a good place for 2019.
Report by Bill Thompson
County Chairman and Junior Organiser
Posted on 24/03/2019
by Bill Thompson