St Mary’s are the best in Bucks at first time of asking
FOR a school which had never been represented at golf before this year, St Mary’s C of E Primary in Amersham are now the best in Bucks.
Not only did they emerge as overall winners for Bucks at the recent English Schools Golf Association Championships, but they also ended up with two individual county champions.
Jesssica Pilgrim and Joe Getley, both in year six, put in amazing performances to take first place in the All Girls and Year 9 and Under All Boys categories respectively.
After four-and-a-half hours of golf at the Abbey Hill course, in Milton Keynes, Pilgrim, playing off a handicap of 33, had scored 39 points, while Getley, playing off 29, had scored 37.
As well as being enough to land their individual trophies, the pair’s combined score of 76 saw St Mary’s finish as the best primary school in Bucks, and second among all schools in the county at all ages.
They were among more than 60 competitors from 20 schools, both primary and secondary, within Bucks taking part, played on a full course to national competition standards.
They played all 18 holes in strong winds, sunshine, hail and even snow, with the weather changing every 10 minutes or so, which made it even more of a challenge for the youngsters.
Both Pilgrim and Getley play their golf at Harewood Downs, and there was more success for the Chalfont St Giles-based club at the competition.
First place in the All Boys category went to George Kennedy, representing Holmer Green Primary, who, along with Pilgrim, were last month named Harewood’s Most Improved Young Golfers of the Year.
Another Harewood starlet, Daisy Kennedy, who was last year offered a prestigious Stoke Park scholarship, came second in the All Girls category behind Pilgrim.
She was representing Green Senior. Holmer