This week has seen the juniors season kick into full swing. Last Sunday was the Easter Trophies comp which was won with a score of 73 by Callum Brookes. Jonathan Jenkins took the nett prize with a 71 and Josh Izod won the 9 hole roll up.
Josh's performance earned him a call up to play for the Junior team against the seniors the following day and it was his chip on the last using his 9 iron as he'd cunningly left his sand iron on the 17th that won them the game. Not bad for a 9 year old.
As mentioned Callum shot 73, the same score as the day before in the medal where he won his division and took the scratch prize in very tricky conditions.
Here is a report from Brandon Chapman on the event:
10 hardy golfers from the Seniors Section took on 10 young golfers from the Juniors Section on Easter Monday. On most of the matches competition was tight with very little between the two teams at the end of 18 holes, however youth won the day with Callum Brooks' (Junior Captain) team winning 4 - 1.
A really good day with the experience enhancing both sides and completed by good old bangers and mash (and a pudding!) afterwards.
The Lombard was won by Spencer Burlingham who shot nett 69 and he will accompany me to play at Old Ford Manor in June with a chance of progressing to Gleneagles.
The wait is over
After what has seemed like an eternity, the first Major of the season is upon us - and what a weekend it promises to be. Will Rory pull on the coveted Green Jacket come Sunday afternoon and complete his career Gram Slam? Perhaps the big-hitting Bubba Watson will triumph for a third time, or maybe the immensely talented Jordan Spieth will see his recent fine form in the States come to fruition.
What hopes of a British winner? It's a discussion that pops up every April and doubtless you'll enjoy the same discussion in the clubhouse over the weekend! One thing's for certain: events from Augusta will surely inspire us to get out there and play more golf ourselves, especially with some warmer weather forecast.
Who do we think will win? Someone who hits a long ball, possesses a faultless short game and putts as well as Ben Crenshaw did in his pomp. Take your pick…and maybe click here to let me know your thoughts too.