League and cup double for Hartpury
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.