Hertfordshire Golf

Boys Under 14's off to flying start

Boys Under 14 Team pictured at Braintree GC in Essex, L-R are:Henry Dowsett,  Aman Shah, Jaego Gardiner, Ronnie Seagroatt, Jack Sedgwick, Eddie Cook, Antoni Hawkins, Ben Sessions & George Abbott.

Report from Boys U14 Manager Graham Oram; 


Seven young boys made their under 14’s league debut on Sunday at Braintree Golf Club. They were joined by their captain Ben Sessions, who incredibly is in his fifth season of matches at this level. That’s right he made his debut back in 2018 under the watchful eye of Alan Green.

The value of the practice round that all the boys played the previous week cannot be under estimated on this course with its tight and winding fairways. Without doubt this was a contributing factor in the team obtaining victories against both Essex and Kent.

Double successes were achieved by Hertfordshire’s top three players, but each went to the 18th against one of their opponents. Antoni Hawkins, who represents Poland at under 15 level, overcame his Essex opponent 3/1, before securing victory on the final hole against Kent. Ben Sessions after a comfortably 5/4 victory against Kent had to draw on all his experience as he turned a one hole deficit standing on the 17th tee into a one shot victory on the 18th green where he sunk a 20 foot downhill putt that appeared to meander down the slope before coming gently to rest in the hole. George Abbott, who was the runner up last year in the County U16’s Boys Championship had dispatched his Kent opponent by hole 15 and with a par on the last against Essex his victory margin became 2 up.

Jaego Gardiner and Ronnie Seagroatt both suffered double losses, but Jaego will I am sure remember the two or three inches that prevented him having a hole in one on the 176 yard 7th hole. Ronnie will have another year at this level and the experience he gained from this match will hold him in good stead for the future. Jack Sedgwick had a day of mixed fortunes with a comfortable 6/4 success against Kent, but a 4/2 loss to Essex.

Attention now turned to the final two matches where Aman Shah was once again fulfilling the faith the coaches have in him as he methodically returned two victories. Meanwhile Eddie Cook having beaten his Essex opponent 3/1 went on to share the spoils against Kent.

The final match score was a 5 - 3 success against Essex and a 5 ½ -  2 ½  win against Kent.

Our playing reserve Henry Dowsett also had a day to remember defeating his Kent opponent 9/8 and finishing all square against Essex.

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