What a fantastic turn-out we had with 26 juniors eventually taking part and what great scoring all 'round.
In Division A. the Gross Prize went to Jake Sheldon with a 73. As Jake's handicap was 12 this made his Net score 61 – wow, how good is that? Accordingly Jake now plays off 10.4. The Net Prize went to Ethan Evans with a 64. Ethan cut his handicap by 2 and now plays off 26. Second in Div. A. was Hannah Golding, playing to her handicap with a Net 70.
Division B. was won by Alex Dommett-Palaez, with a brilliant 41 Stableford points. Alex plays from the Red Tees and, for his efforts, his handicap has been reduced down to 28. Alex also got Nearest the Pin on the 3rd. This is a young man that we will be hearing a lot about I think! Second, playing from the Blue Tees was Joe Mellor.
Congratulations to Lewis Powell who has been selected to play for Staffordshire Boys Under 14s Team in the 4 Counties U14 Championships. This event is to be held on Thursday and Friday 24th/25th July 2014 at Broughton Heath Golf Club in Derbyshire. Other competing counties are Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. There will be 54 holes of match play over two days.
Congratulations to Mike Dewsbury for winning the Club Championship, with Gross scores of 67 in the first round and 70 in the second round. A great achievement under any circumstances. Mike has a "Scratch" handicap and indeed is now off Minus 0.4.
The Club Championship can be traced back as far as 1899 (no, that is not a mistake) when it was an 18-hole Scratch Medal. It became a 36-hole event in 1959. A trophy, The Frank Sessions Cup, was presented in 1978 by Eileen Sessions in memory of her husband Frank. The club made the decision to use this trophy for the Men's Championship.
Congratulations to Alison Parkes on winning Lady Captain's Day!
We had fantastic weather all day and there were some good scores in with the top scores being very close.
Alison had a great round and came in with a nett 69 to win the Lady Captain's Salver and also Division 2.