What an absolutely brilliant day! Thirteen juniors played in this 36-hole Event. For five of them it was the first time they had played 36 holes in one day and all, without exception, have only recently moved back to the White Tees, some within the last two weeks! So exceptionally Well Done to Daniel (Kirsch); David (Haenelt); Jay (Atkin) and Joe (Hudson). And what a performance they put in - carry on reading. The atmosphere in the Club House at lunchtime, so Nicki tells me, was “buzzing”. What a super junior section we have.
The CSS for both rounds was 70/71, White/Red.
Our Champion for 2020, for the send consecutive year is Hannah Golding.
The Nett Score Champion is Oliver Clark
Gross scores for two rounds:-
1st Hannah Golding Total 147 Handicap Reduction -0.1 now playing off 1.9
2nd Alfie White 155
3rd Ellie Treadwell 167 Handicap Reduction -0.4 now playing off 8.3
Nett scores for two rounds:-
1st Oliver Clark 132 Handicap Reduction -3.5 now playing off 29.2
2nd Max Hunter 139 Handicap Reduction -2.6 now playing off 19.5
In addition, on the previous day Max had lowered his handicap by 1.2, way to go Max.
3rd Hannah Golding 141
4th Alfie White & Joe Hudson 145
There were some very good scores under what can only be described as “tricky” conditions, with gusts of wind which reached 40 mph!! In spite of this and in addition to the above, there were handicap reductions for: Daniel Kirsch, down -2 to 33.2 and David Haenelt down -0.8 down to 22.8. I must also mention Jay Atkin who played in his buffer zone on both rounds - a great feat Jay.
The 18-hole Medal was won by Kerr Dollochin with a Nett 71, closely followed by Alice Higginson on 72.
The results from the Blue Tee 9-hole Stableford Competition:-
1st - Elliot Clark - not to be outshone by his brother Oliver, with 17 points
2nd - Declan Cox -15 points.
3rd - Richard Haenelt - 14 points
This special day in the junior calendar was made even more special by Richard Haenelt (can’t let brother David have all the glory) putting in his first 18-hole card. What Richard wouldn’t have seen were the other juniors who were just about to go out for their 2nd round, cheering for him as he came down the 18th hole. What a splendid achievement Richard. The new clubs are working a real treat.
It would be remiss of me not to thank our Ground Staff who worked tirelessly on Thursday to get all the Bunkers back in play - thanks guys and of course to Nicki for doing tremendous work with the cards and getting the competition finalised.
Christine August 22nd 2020