The Mendip finished 2nd overall!! Oh so close as Somerset junior golf continue its fine run of results at the National Junior Team Championship
Great effort Josh Seviour, Connie Cox and Fifion Richardson (The Mendip GC) at this years English Junior Club Championship, Runners up overall after 2 wonderful days at Woodhall Spa.
The winners were Ramside Hill, runners up The Mendip and in 3rd Lees Hill
The winning team from Mendip is as follows
Josh Seviour, Junior Captain
Winning the event has meant the profile of juniors within the club has been raised and the club are extremely proud of this achievement. Just over 4 years ago, when I started as Head Professional, the club had just 3 juniors and now with a thriving junior section of over 45 juniors, many with handicaps that are reducing fast and with juniors winning club competitions, it shows that juniors are the lifeblood of the club and the future of the game. With the arrival of PGA Professional Alex Todd as Head of Coaching and Game Development, the club is moving forwards at a rapid rate in encouraging not only junior golf but also beginner golf and in particular ladies golf, this fabulous achievement bolsters the hard work done at the club in securing its future.
The current holders of the National Championship are Saltford so lets hope The Mendip can keep the title in Somerset.
Somerset Golf Union thank Saltford GC for hosting the event
Competitors must be under 18 years of age on 1st of January in the year of the competition. Competitors must be in possession of an active CONGU handicap
Handicap Limit: Boys 36, Girls 36 Please note this years qualifing event will run in conjunction with the;
The competition is a team event consisting of three players, Boys, Girls or combination.
The winning team shall be the club with the highest combined stableford score over 18 holes.
Caddies are not permitted
Team Championship Enquires/entries to :- Secretary Somerset Golf Union 07476319281
7 Allen's Lane Wells Somerset BA5 3NQ
ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY BEFORE THE 1ST TEAM MEMBER TEE'S UP
Somerset Golf Union will contribute towards the cost of the National Finals
In the absence of a Junior Organiser, individuals may wish to talk to their playing companions about entering as a team - I am sure that Clubs would be only too pleased to support.
Entry forms and posters can be downloaded from this page - but please remember to enter the Saltford Junior Open as well!
Not played 2020
Somerset had come very close to winning the National Finals none more so than Worlebury who finished as runners-up in 2015.
In 2019 SALTFORD represented Club and County at the National Finals held at Woodhall Spa. After an average first round total which saw them in mid table exceptional scoring in the final round catapulted the team up the table and afer a close finish Saltford commanded 1st place and the prestigious title of;
Headlines August 2019
Provided by David Phillips and Tim Parker, Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Saltford Golf Club were today crowned the England Golf Junior Champion Club for 2019 at Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf. The team of Dewi John, Dylan John and Alex Georgiou posted a winning score of 149 points based on the best two cards from three over two rounds, playing on the famous Hotchkin Course. Parkstone Golf Club came second with 148 points and the Kendleshire Golf Club came third with 145 points.
Lying 12th overnight with a round 1 points total of 68, the boys played phenomenal golf in round 2 finishing with an incredible 81 point total which moved the team into top spot. Special mention for Dewi John who played round this extremely difficult course in 2 under gross (including two 3-putts!), scoring 42 points off a handicap of 4. Dylan John added a hugely valuable 39 points to Dewi’s score and Alex Georgiou’s 35 points second round score ensured they had a very strong third card in case count back was required.
Congratulations to all three boys on a great win. Saltford Golf Club have been Somerset’s representative in this competition several times in the last 10 years. It was very rewarding to win this hugely prestigious England Golf Competition and we look forward to the chance to defend the title at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire, next year.