Bristol and District Junior Golf League
There are 13 teams in this year’s Bristol and District Junior Golf League. They will compete in two divisions – one of seven the other of six – with the top two in each division going forward to the end of season play-offs.
Rules for B & D competitions Any boy (max handicap 36) or girl (max handicap 45) who is a member of the club can play in the league. Juniors are players who have not attained the age of 18 at December 31. Teams for league matches will generally consist of two players with handicaps of 18 or less and two with handicaps of 18 and higher, with two floating handicaps. Matches are played in handicap order, lowest first. Shots given are full difference of handicap. Caddies are not allowed unless a player needs help to carry a bag. In this case the caddie is not allowed to give advice. Players may be followed, but must not be given advice, except on rules, and then only when asked. Junior organisers and the junior captain are the only persons allowed to talk to the players.
Max Holford, right, from Cotswold Hills Golf Club in Cheltenham won the Thornbury Junior Open with a gross 74 in blustery conditions on the Marlwood course. Meghan Hopkins from Shifnal GC in Shropshire, left, posted 79 to win the girls’ gross prize with 36-handicapper Grace Levett from The Kendleshire carding a remarkable 59 to win the best nett. The winners are pictured with Richard Hiscock, president of Thornbury Rotary Club, who co-sponsored the event with David Wilson Homes. The popular annual competition attracted 75 young golfers from more than 20 clubs.
House builder swings by to support young golfers
Bristol house builder David Wilson Homes took time out from working on its latest development this week to meet with the city’s rising new stars of golf.
The company, which is working on its Park Farm development in Thornbury, sponsored this year’s Thornbury Junior Golf Open Jeff Hall Qualifier and staff from the company headed to Thornbury Golf Club to congratulate some of those who took part.
The Thornbury Junior Golf Open Jeff Hall Qualifier is open to juniors under the age of 18 who have a recognised golf handicap and this year saw close to 100 youngsters take part. The winner was 16-year-old Max Holford from Cotswold Hills Golf Club, with a handicap of six.
Jurgen Bowering, from David Wilson Homes’ Park Farm development, which sits two miles from Thornbury Golf Club said: “We’re proud to count such a fantastic sports facility as our neighbour. Supporting the communities we work in is important to us and it’s a pleasure to be able to support Thornbury Golf Club through our sponsorship of this event.”
Paul Harvey, chairman Thornbury golf club, Junior Section, said: “Golf is such a great sport and as a club we’re working hard to encourage local youngsters to take it up. Our junior section currently has more than 60 members and we’re very grateful to David Wilson Homes for its support, which will help us grow that even further.”
Left to Right - - Dan Ballard - Captain's Breakfast Trophy and Dennis Cup (Junior Champion Best Nett)
Sam Ballard - Mike Smedley Summer Knockout
Jake Harvey - Present Junior Captain - Club Men's Champion and Junior Champion
James Poole - Men's Championship best nett and Winner of Captain's Day
Charlie Saxton (sitting) Most Improved Player.