JACK BIGHAM OF HARPENDEN GC PICTURED WITH THE BRITISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY
71 guests from across Hertfordshire attended the recent County Volunteers Dinner event, held on Thursday 25th November at Verulam GC in St. Albans, where the guest of honour was 17 year old Jack Bigham of Harpenden after his stunning 2021 season, the highlight of which was Jack's terrific win in the R&A British Boys Championship played at Royal Cinque Ports, Kent back in August.
Jack's stellar season also resulted in winning the England Golf Boys Order of Merit, being called up for the England Men's Team at the Home International matches at Hankley Common, Surrey in September, and in tandem with an excellent record in County matches was named as the Men's 1st Team Player of the Year for 2021.
Also in attendance were Jackie Foster of Bishop's Stortford, who was congratulated for her win in the England Golf Senior Women's County Champion of Champions event at Woodhall Spa in September.
Various other County prizes were awarded on the evening, namely Scratch League shields for the 2021 season, with Harpenden Common picking up the premier Men's title represented by Alex Turner collecting the shield on the night and Sandy Lodge picking up the female equivilent. picking up the shield was Moira Sleeman.
The Boys and Girls Order of Merit (BOOM & GOOM) winners were on hand to collect their trophies, 14 year old Harry Cox of Essendon won the Scratch Boys title, with clubmate Patrick Donovan winning the Handicap title. In the Girls event, Darcie West of Knebworth won the Scratch prize and Riya Chandaria of The Shire London won the Handicap prize. Sadly Boys Junior Challenge Trophy winner Zach Little of West Herts couldnt attend on the night as he was out of the Country with his Professional Father Sam. Zach won the title with a stroke average across the season in the major junior events of 69.00.
MEN'S SCRATCH LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2021 - HARPENDEN COMMON GC - SCRATCH TEAM CAPTAIN ALEX TURNER (L) & VICE-CAPTAIN RYAN HODGES (R)
WOMEN'S SCRATCH LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2021 - SANDY LODGE GC - SCRATCH TEAM MANAGER MOIRA SLEEMAN (L) AND SCRATCH TEAM CAPTAIN RITA DAVIDSON (R)
BOYS ORDER OF MERIT WINNERS 2021 - (L) PATRICK DONOVAN, HANDICAP WINNER & (R) HARRY COX, SCRATCH WINNER, BOTH ESSENDON
GIRLS SCRATCH ORDER OF MERIT WINNER 2021 - DARCY WEST OF KNEBWORTH
GIRLS HANDICAP ORDER OF MERIT WINNER 2021 - RIYA CHANDARIA OF THE SHIRE LONDON