Junior Open 2016
A fantastic turn out of 42 juniors supported the 2016 Juinor Open. An event that is regualrly being cancelled in other clubs due to lack of numbers, both Scott and Colin made sure that this did not happen at Elderslie with a massive effort via telephone, emails and social media to generate the impressive numbers. Onto the golf….. even with the wet weather the scores were impressive, all chasing the fantastic prizes that Scott had generated. Not forgetting the younger juniors, a seperate 8 hole competition was created for them (thanks Neil), which witnessed two Elderslie juniors winning, Sophie and Makin McGrorty. With a full clubhouse of juniors the prizes were handed out, well done to the new Elderslie Junior Champion Roddy McAuley (Fereneze/Caldwell/4 hncp) who shot an impressive 64. Other juniors of note were Jack Burns who took 1st in the net score with an amazing 63, and Ben Campbell who took 2nd including closest to the pin. A great turn out by all, many thanks to the bar staff and the supporting scorecard team who managed all incoming scores.
Juniors do well in Cochrane Castle Junior Open 04 Jul 16
It was pleasing to witness 3 of the top 4 winners at the Cochrane Castle Open are from our Junior members. Jack Tourish took the No1 net score with a superb round, closely followed by Ben Campbell coming 3rd in net score with young Rhys taking 4th. Well done the boys.
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 – […]
Juniors Fight for a great Half
Elderslie were welcomed to Erskine last night. With Erskine keen to take the points, and their first 3 players having low handicaps (2 – 8) we knew it would be a tall order to take anything from the game. Regardless Lewis, Ben and Caolan lead the way and fought bravely to take all 3 players to the 16 and 17th hole. Behind them young Rhys, Jack and Evan utilised their handicaps to try and restore some Elderslie pride. This is where the tie heated up, all 3 Elderslie players fluctuated from being behind to even. Confident Rhys slowly pulled away to win his game on the 16th with Evan and Jack T continuing to fight. Consistent Evan won on the 17th with a super chip to 1ft. So it was down to Jack T , 1 down through 15, he played wonderfull to win the next to holes and half the 18th to win his match Not forgetting the reserve match with Josh C and Josh G , this resulted in a tight match that would have resulted in a Elderslie win (we ended on 17th due to timings). A great game played in a friendly manner; all the kids (and the adults) enjoyed the great food afterwards and the interesting speeches. Scores: Lewis Greenless (8) lost 3/1 Ben Campbell (8) lost 3/2 Caolan McGoldrick (11) lost 7/5 (speech!!) Evan Cole (26) won 2/1 Rhys McIlroy won 3/2 Jack Tourish won 1 up Results so far: Caldwell away – Halved Erskine at home – […]
Junior Championship Quarters Finals
8 Juniors stepped up to battle out for the last 4 positions on a lovely evening. The boys were: Caolan McGoldrick (9) v Evan Cole (24) Jack Burns (13) v Rhys McIlroy (20) Ben Campbell (8) v Josh Gray (24) Josh campbell (17) v Jack Tourish (24) Over the rounds there were some “coupon busters” with Rhys weraing down Jack to win 2 and 1, and Jack T beating Josh on the 18th. So the semis to be played on the 16 June is : Ben Campbell v Rhys McIlory Caolan McGoldrick v Jack T
Juniors Championship Qualifiers
A wonderfull 20 degrees morning witnessed a fantastic turnout for this years Junior Qualifiers. 15 juniors of all ranges (from 8 – 36 handicapps) proudly stepped up to the tee to try their best. Special mention to the Dads (Mark, James and Connie who suffered the heat and sometimes frustration to support their kids). It was great to watch them tee off from the first and heading out to battle against the course as well as the temperatures. A long and fun day witnessed 8 players make it through to the quarter finals to be played Thu, however all the kids were winners (including the Dads, who looked like they required first aid !) Players through: Ben Campbell/Jack Burns/Josh Campbell/Jack Tourish/Rhys McIlroy/Evan Cole/Caolan McGoldrick/Josh Gray