BOYS UNDER 16 CHAMPION FLETCHER MASTERSON OF PORTERS PARK, FLANKED BY THE COUNTY PRESIDENT AND CLUB CAPTAIN
On a thoroughly wet and blustery day last Thursday (29th November), our much curtailed 2020 season finally came to an end with the playing of our Girls Autumn Meeting and the Boys Under 16 Championships at Hadley Wood Golf Club.
20 Girls and 50 Boys completed 18 holes in truly miserable conditions for most of it with the Girls playing in a Stableford format and the Boys in a medal format.
Thankfully and with the assistance of the greenstaff 'squeegeing' the greens at times, the events were completed to a conclusion, although with the current restrictions on clubhouse use and gatherings in a 'Tier 2' location (London Borough of Enfield in this case), none of the formalities were possible, including a post event prize giving.
Despite the recent incredibly wet weather the Hadley Wood course was presented beautifully with excellent definition and the playing areas remaining firm and playable throughout. A credit to the green staff for their work leading up to the event.
In the Boys event, the best gross score of the day was achieved by 5 handicap Fletcher Masterson of Porters Park with an excellent round of 75 (+3). Fletcher would win the Gil Jones Cup for his impressive performance. With the 'one prize only' rule in effect, Kenny Walsh of Sandy Lodge picked up the overall Handicap prize with a nett 72 from his 5 handicap. 77 (+5) gross was also the score returned by current overall Boys Champion Reis Suart of Welwyn Garden City, who would win the age related U16 scratch prize, the Duke Trophy. The Under 15 trophy, The James Cup, was won by James Baxter of Centurion on a back 9 countback from Christian Wall of Bishop's Stortford after both had tied on gross 80 (+8). While in the youngest category fellow Centurion member Finlay Rennie won the Harkett Trophy for the best Under 14 gross score with an 84 (+12). In the age related handicap categories, 3 handicap Oscar Cuthbert of Harpenden won the Under 16 handicap prize with a nett 76 (+4), the aforentioned Christian Wall of Bishop's Stortford picked up the Under 15 prize with a nett 74 (+2) and Jamie Jackson of Chesfield Downs won the Under 14 prize with a nett 74 (+2).
The CSS on the day (the last time we'll use this measure as we move into WHS as of November) was 75 against a par and SSS of 72.
Winter well, take care and we'll see you again in 2021.
KENNY WALSH OF SANDY LODGE - OVERALL HANDICAP WINNER
JAMES BAXTER OF CENTURION - GROSS UNDER 15 WINNER - JAMES CUP
FINLAY RENNIE OF CENTURION - GROSS UNDER 14 WINNER - HARKETT CUP