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U16 Boys v Leicestershire & Rutland at Lingdale GC on Sunday 9th June 2019 - REPORT


The U16 Boys Team at Lingdale GC. Back Row (l-r) Elliot Jones, Louie Stott, Sam Rowbottom, Will Chater, Harrison Leaver (Captain) & Roger Martyin (Assistant Team Manager. Front Row (l-r) Ian Henry (Team Manager),  Santino Francolini, Dan Wakeman, Harvey Jones, James Ilsley & Mark Hewlett.

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On Sunday the Worcestershire Boys under sixteens travelled to Lingdale Golf Club in Leicestershire for their next challenge.

The team almost remained the same as the past two fixtures, except Mark Hewlett stepped up from the under fourteens to make his debut.

The focus of morning team talk was to play conservatively from the tee as no one had played the course before. We felt that as a team if we could keep the ball in play and minimise our errors we stood a good chance of taking some important points.

The boys performed very well in the morning making good decisions and that was reflected in the scoring. Worcestershire recorded some comfortable victories and if it wasn’t for the fact that Leicestershire’s first pairing holed a monster thirty footer on eighteen Harrison and Sam would have also won their point. It’s great to see our boys showing what they are capable of when they set their minds to it.

At lunch the boys were understandably happy, but again as a team we spoke about resetting for the afternoon and not getting complacent.

The singles followed a similar pattern to the morning play as Worcestershire put points on the board. I am proud of team but especially the way Harvey, Dan and Elliot showed strong character and determination taking their opponents all the way, and this bodes well for the future. Mark recorded the biggest winning margin of the afternoon on his debut, which was fantastic for him and Santino made a superb up and down from a tricky spot on the sixteenth to secure his first under sixteens win.

All in all a very pleasing afternoon for the Worcestershire Boys Under 16s and we look forward to our next fixture in August.

I’d like to thank Roger Martin, Stuart and Debbie Pritchard and all the parents for their support throughout the day. The boys do really enjoy playing in front of a crowd and it helps them prepare for situations they may face in the future.

Ian Henry
Worcestershire Boys Manager