This Sunday saw the first mixed Junior Flag50 & 9 Hole competition event of a series of five over the playing season - each at different courses!!
Mick Billingham, Director of Junior Golf for the mens' Union and Anita Higginson, County Junior Organiser of the Ladies Association have been working together for the development of County Junior Golf!
The launch of this 2021 programme saw some 40 young players come together at Birstall GC to play in the event that best suited their skill level. An 18 hole Trophy comp was also played by more senior girls - the first round in a series of three - for the Alice Watson Trophy.
It was really special to see the boys & girls playing together, having fun and making new friends!
Each team of youngsters was supported by a helper on the course, and from the smiles on their faces and the lively chatter, they all seemed to have a great time!!
In the winners enclosure were the following future stars!!
18 Hole Trophy Comp: 1st (OLR) - Megan White (Cosby) 43pts : 2nd - Lila Bisset (Lutterworth) 43pts: 3rd - Harriet Oulds (Cosby) 40 pts:
9 Hole S/Ford Comp: 1st Girl (OLR) - Megan Grimwood (Kirby Muxloe), 21 pts, : 2nd Girl - Eesha Patel (TLGC) 21 pts. 1st Boy (OLR) - Leo Harrison (Longcliffe), 25 pts from runner up Lucas Zhang (Longcliff).
Flag50 Comp : 1st Girl - Zaara Shariff (TLGC) : 2nd Girl - Freya Evans (Kibworth) :
1st Boy - Anay Patel (TLGC)
As you can see, the scores were awesome in all events! Well done all who took part!! The future of our County Junior Golf is looking solid!!
Lyndsey Wheeler, County Girls' Development Co-ordinator organised the day so well that everything went like clock-work!! And Birstall Golf Club couldn't have been more welcoming and supportive - members and staff alike! Thank you Lady Captain Cindy for being there with us all day!!
Thanks to Sam Haynes-Coote (Kibworth), County Boys' Junior Captain, for spending so much time with us - the youngsters were really excited to see you and to receive their prizes from you!
Francesca Brimm - Girls' County Captain was unavailable as she was representing the County Ladies at Inter County Week at Hinckley! Wow! Good Luck Fran!!
There are lots of photos in the Junior Gallery - do drop in and have a look!! (Coming shortly!)
Here's to the next session on July 11th at Lutterworth GC!! See you all there!!
Anita Higginson - CJO - L&RLCGA