Juniors take on Newton Shield Champions

Elderslie Newton Shield team were made extremely welcome at the current Champions, Old Ranfurly.  A lovely night witnessed the two teams battle it out on a difficult course (especially if you have not played it before), Their first 3 golfers were all 5 or below, our top players battled well,  however the quality of golf from Old Ran gave us little chance.  Both Heather and Lewis were beat by the eleventh, with Ben holding onto the fourteenth.  However the “Young Team” of Evan and Jack T recoverd 2 points with good wins. Especially when tied on the 18th green and with similar 15ft puts  I suggested both players (Evan and his Old Ran player Aaron) halved the hole, Aaron was up for it, Evan declined then holed the putt to win !!!. Food and speeches were fantastic, I suspect Old Ran will again lift the trophy with their quality of players, I wish them good luck.

Overall a great tournament that has witnessed our young team grow, a few more years and I predict we will win this trophy, especially with our strong Junior set up and full support from both Scott and the club.

Scores:

Lewis Greenless (8) lost 8/7

Ben Campbell (8) lost 6/4

Heather Mushet lost 8/7

Caolan McGoldrick (11) lost 4/3

Evan Cole (26) won 18th

Jack Tourish won 4/3

 

Reserves

Jack Burns won 9/8

Rhys McIlroy game ended early

 

Results so far:

Caldwell away – Halved

Erskine at home – Elderslie lost 4.5 to 1.5

Old Ranfurly – Elderslie lost 5 – 1

Caldwell home –  Elderlsie lost 5 – 1

Erskine away – Halved

Old Ranfurly away – Elderslie Lost 4-2

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