In-form Oliver has double cause for celebration
MARSH Academy student Oliver Daws has two reasons to celebrate after his win in the East Kent Cubs Golf Championship was supplemented by a cash boost.
Oliver, who plays for Littlestone Golf Club, carded a gross 70 at Littlestone Warren to take the title as he maintained the impressive form he showed throughout 2009.
Oliver won all his Kent matches last year and achieved the lowest handicap in the county for under-13s and under-14s. He also made it into the top 90 in the English Schools Championships.
Now, to help him make further progress, the Marsh Academy will be sponsoring him with an initial amount of £300.
Oliver said: “The money will be really helpful – I’ll put it towards getting to tournaments and buying equipment.” LITTLESTONE Golf Club have been awarded GolfMark accreditation, demonstrating their hard work and dedication to both junior and beginners’ golf.
The English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association developed the GolfMark award to identify and acknowledge facilities in England that were junior and beginner friendly.
The GolfMark award also integrates Sport England’s Clubmark award which is a national standard for quality sports clubs recognised across the country.
Club’s Beryl Sutherland (h18) won the Golf Foundation Charity Challenge medal with a net 70, edging out Judi Fisher (h19) on the back nine.
Janet James (h28) won the Bronze Marsh Academy principal Tracy Luke presents Oliver Daws with his £300 sponsorship cheque Division with a 70, just ahead of Margaret Olsen (h27), who carded a 71.
These scores will be set against Lee Westwood’s first round score in The Open Championship in July and ladies who beat his score will receive a signed certificate. The money from this competition will help the development of junior golf in the UK.
Anna Ward (h32) won the April nine-hole Stableford with 17 points. Ashford were 5-0 winners over Sene Valley in the first round of the East Kent League KO Cup.
TENTERDEN professional Benn Barham finished sixth in the Turkish Airlines Challenge tournament in Antalya, Turkey, at the weekend.
Barham recorded an eight-underpar total of 280 to finish three shots behind the winner, England’s Charlie Ford. Barham won 7,000 Euros and is 12th in the Challenge Tour rankings with total earnings so far this season of 10,753 Euros.