Junior Captain’s Day is scheduled for Sunday 9th June.
We currently only have 8 names on the Entry List.
If you wish to take part in the most prestigious competition on the Junior Calendar then enter now. Please call the Pro Shop asap if you wish to do so.
If we do not achieve enough interest in the next weeks then Junior Captains Day will be postponed/cancelled.
We also need more entries into both the Junior Knockout Trophy and Fourball Knockout Trophy. The draw for these Matchplay events need to be made shortly so enter now if you wish to play.
Due to A Chemical Spray of the fairways over the last few days, the fairways will not be able to be cut again until Tuesday of next week.
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James Yesinkas & Shane O’Connor Tied on Net 74
18 Hole Play-Off to decide Winner- TBA
This was the second of four Tavistock Trophy matches and our Junior team’s home match. The narrow loss we suffered at the hands of the John O’Gaunt side two weeks ago meant this match became a “must win” if our youngsters were to maintain an interest in progressing to the latter stages of the competition.
Once again I have to say our players all stepped up to the mark and we extracted a modicum of revenge by turning the tables on the John O’Gaunt side and winning our three head to heads simultaneously. This sets our Juniors with a target of bettering the John O’Gaunt returns in the remaining two matches and this will mean progression to the next stage of the competition.
Special recognition to two outstanding gross 75s from both Ryan Smith and Ryan Craig who will suffer some “damage” to their handicaps as a result – very well played lads!! The scoring net returns were made in this round by Elliott Roch and Jonathan Wyllie with 75 and 74 respectively – I should add that our remaining players Natasha Yesinkas and Shane O’Connor were a mere shot behind so some fantastic consistency right across the team’s scoring in this leg so well done EVERYONE!!
We move on to the away leg at Aspley Guise this coming weekend with confidence high. Thanks to all parents and supporters who acted as ball spotters and generally assisted throughout the day. Many thanks to Darren for taking care of the scoring and also to Lisa and Antonia for looking after the players post-match.
Mens July Extra Medal
Please note that this Competition is now to be played on Sunday 21st July and not the 14th as diarised.
Tee information Shotgun Start 09:00 please be on your Tee
1st 1. THE VICE SQUAD 2. THE PRESIDENT’S MEN.
9th LOVEJOY’S ANTIQUES
10th MONDAY BOYS
11th 1. ENID’S TEAM 2. THE AS BINS
12th 1. THE FOUR TOPS 2. PENRITH PUTTERS
13th BALLS UP
14th GIRLS ALLOWED
15th THE ODD FOUR
16th 1. FAB FOUR 2. SYD’S STRIKERS
17th FRIENDS UNITED
18th THE SECOND TEAM.
Following quickly behind last week’s Tavistock Trophy match this was our Junior team’s second competitive match of the season. Despite a last-minute un-communicated call-off we were still able to put a full team of seven players into the match – my thanks on this front to both Shane O’Connor and dad Terry for their support.
On the day weather conditions, despite a horrendous forecast, were kind for both tee-off time and throughout the front nine for everyone. That changed dramatically on the back nine however as the heavens opened a number of times making playing conditions extremely difficult. Our team mastered these conditions, a completely unknown course for most of our team and a strong Harpenden Common team to win the match – individual match results as follows:
Elliot Roch lost 3&2 – an outstanding putting display from Elliot’s 3-handicap opponent did for Elliot though he felt his ball-striking had been consistently good throughout the round.
Natasha Yesinkas lost 1 Down – never more than one hole in this match and a fair result would have been a half but maybe local knowledge just prevailed in this one but a real competitive effort from Natasha once more.
Ryan Craig – won 5&4 simply a rock solid performance with Ryan completely closing out his opponent despite the concession of 3 shots.
Ben Marshall won 2&1 – this match was a little tighter but Ben stayed strong through the back nine and never allowed his opponent to get a sniff of victory.
Jonathan Wyllie won 4&3 – not the best start with an OOB drive at the first, but Jonathan picked his game up from there, got ahead and steadily drew away from his opponent.
James Yesinkas won 2&1 – a fantastic introductory appearance by James who drove the ball well and recovered strongly from a stumble near the end to close out his match on 17.
Shane O’Connor halved – Shane came in at the last minute and , as with last week’s effort, showed his game is improving in leaps and bounds. He’ll be the first to admit that a couple of putts prevented a win but I know he’ll be working on this – real promise here!!
So a fantastic 4 and a half to 2 and a half victory was realised by our Juniors and we progress to Round 2 where a match at Sandy Lodge GC awaits!!
My thanks to our players for their participation, the competitive spirit shown throughout the team and the way they all conducted themselves throughout this match. The on-course support from Keith Craig and Paul Fairbairn was also much appreciated as that Ryder Cup feeling “kicked in” near the end!!
David Wyllie – Junior Organiser
Freya Daniels 41pts
Shane O’Connor 41pts
An 18 Hole Play Off now required between Freya & Shane to decide the Trophy Winner