League and cup dou­ble for Hart­pury

Gloucestershire Echo - - RACING -

HART­PURY golf stu­dents have com­pleted a league and cup dou­ble.

The team, who are all mem­bers of the Golf Academy at Hart­pury, were beaten twice en route to win­ning the British Uni­ver­si­ties and Col­leges Sport Golf league ti­tle in the West­ern 2B divi­sion.

Hav­ing wrapped up one ti­tle, Hart­pury made it a sea­son to re­mem­ber by win­ning the West­ern Con­fer­ence Cup to com­plete the dou­ble.

As well per­form­ing suc­cess­fully as a team, the play­ers have made great progress on an in­di­vid­ual ba­sis, un­der the guid­ance of their coach Tom Mot­ley, since be­com­ing mem­bers of the Hart­pury Golf Academy.

Ge­orge Bryant, who has rep­re­sented Wales, has im­proved his hand­i­cap from 4 to plus 1 and re­cently tied for first place in the pres­ti­gious Dun­can Put­ter com­pe­ti­tion at South­ern­down Golf Club.

Alex Tal­bot played off 1 when he en­rolled at Hart­pury and now plays off plus 3; Reece Swain had a hand­i­cap of 11 when join­ing Hart­pury and now plays off 1, while Joel Frost and Cameron Probert have also made good progress.

Connor Jones has also pro­gressed well and Golf Academy man­ager Matthew El­lis said: “The play­ers have shown great commitment through­out the sea­son and it’s ab­so­lutely terrific that their ef­forts have been re­warded with a league and cup dou­ble.

“Con­sid­er­ing this is our first real step into univer­sity golf, it’s a real credit to all the play­ers and the coach­ing staff within the Golf Academy that they’ve made so much im­prove­ment and been able to achieve so much. Stu­dents at Hart­pury have ac­cess to a wide range of fa­cil­i­ties on cam­pus, in­clud­ing a 10-bay in­door range, a 5x4m in­door putting green, a USGA short­game area and an out­door ar­ti­fi­cial putting green.

Stu­dents can also ac­cess lo­cal cour­ses and pro­fes­sion­als on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, in­clud­ing fa­cil­i­ties at Tewkes­bury Park.

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