Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Hayes has the edge to lift Kathy Sparks cup

A RECORD 50 golfers took part in the final event of the season at Henley Golf Club the week before

A RECORD 50 golfers took part in the final event of the season at Henley Golf Club the week before Christmas.

The competitions were played in various handicap categories and on a blustery day scoring conditions were difficult.

The 18 hole Kathy Sparks competition for players with a handicap of 18 and below was won by Katie Hayes (37 points) in a close finish from Jack Fairhall (36) and Ollie Carder (35).

In the Junior Sparks (handicap 19 to 35) Alex Morgan (40 points) was a clear winner from Jake Blackwell and Lizzie Rosen who both scored 33 points.

The Young Sparks, a nine-hole competition for handicaps above 36, was won by Will Lebeau (23 points) followed by Harry Ingram (17) and Jack Rait (16).

The youngest players enjoyed group coaching from the PGA assistant professionals and held a short game team competition which was won by the Davis sisters Cleo, Esme and Georgie. After the game juniors sat down to a traditional Christmas lunch followed by the annual prize presentations attended by many parents and competition sponsors. Cups and trophies for more than 20 competitions played in 2014 were presented.

Annual performance awards were then presented. Best performances by scholarship children went to Sam Phillips for minis, Toby Phillips for cadets, Spencer Smith for coaching and Max Gosby for membership.

The committee’s special award for junior of the year went to Leo Allen.

The girls’ golfer of the year was awarded to Katie Hayes with Kate Hillas runner-up. Boys’ golfer of the year went to Angus Harris-White with Max Gosby runner-up.

Club President Geoff Luckett congratulated all the juniors and their coaches and volunteers and announced that the club will be introducing a cadet membership in April to allow younger golfers to gain experience on the course.

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