24 April The team Championships
25 April The Players Championships
A fantastic 2 days of Golf at The Princes Golf Club in Kent for the British Schools & Colleges National Team Finals and Players Championships. The team championships were held on the wednesday with all the top golf schools and Colleges in the UK that qualified for the national finals via the UK league. The Darren Clarke Golf School from Northern Ireland came out on top winning both the gross and Nett events. The Golf College were runners up in the gross event on countback with Moulton College. Derby College took the runners up spot in the Nett team event.
The Darren Clarke Golf School players, (left to right) James McVicker, Brian Carroll, Karl McCormack, Graham Mackay (coach), Conor Gorevan, Alex Doyle, JR Galbraith. received the 2 main trophies plus trophies for each of the team gross and nett, they also received their GALVIN GREEN tops as prizes
1st, 2nd and third Individuals were also given trophies
1st J Galbraith (Darren Clarke Golf School)
2nd James Bartlett (Brockenhurst)
3rd Ryan Pope (Hartpury)
The weather was great with some wind for the players to contend with. A few interesting rulings during the day included: One students club fell apart on his downswing! Another student hit his ball over the 18th green onto the practice putting green where it was promptly putted in to a hole by a teacher!. One unlucky player could not find his ball so left his bag on the fairway and returned to the tee and then hit his own bag with his tee shot.
BRIDGESTONE Golf were on hand during the day to offer free ball fitting and a sleeve of balls to all that had their ball flight analysed
Most amazing story of the day was Josh Robertson ( Lee Westwood Golf School Essex) scored a hole in one on the 7th on the Himalayas ( 188 yards with a 4 iron)…sadly the hole in one cash prize of £7500 was for the following day…..British Schools Golf are currently organising a prize for him.
Harry Woan ( Moulton) also hit a great shot into the par 5 16th holing out from 242 yards with a 3 wood to score a albatross
Scores from both days below css for day 1 – Boys = 72 Girls=73 css for day 2 Boys=72 Girls=74
The Players Championships were played on the Himalayas and Shore courses on thursday. The weather was fine with a few of the players being caught out with the hot sun. Some great scores with 12 players shooting level par or under. Jack Yule took the trophy with a 2 under par score of 69, he collected his trophy and GALVIN GREEN prize
The Girls had their own separate competition and Gee Won Park ( Hartpury) came in with a 75 to take the trophy and a GALVIN GREEN prize…some of the girls pictured below with Gee
click on the links below to see scores
Team Event (day 1)
Players Champs (day 2)