The Scarborough News
Junior hotshots net trophy success
North Cliff Golf Club Junior Monday Night Academy Prize Presentation was held at the end of their summer season.
The Monday evening sessions are for prospective junior golfers who have no handicap and in some cases are not members, but are interested in golfing.
The highlight of their season is to play several rounds over a shortened course for the Shirley Hunter Cup and this year’s winner was Ayane Butterworth with a score of 202, the first time a girl has won this trophy.
In second place came Will Holborn, followed closely by Oliver Webster.
Ayane only recently joined the Monday evening sessions because she wanted to improve her game out on the course and that’s the something North Cliff encourages.
Certificates were also handed out to those who achieved exceptional rounds of golf during the summer and Philip Woodcock, junior organiser at the club, was delighted with their performances.
Several of those attending the prize presentation now have handicaps, thus allowing them to play in the club junior competitions.
Woodcock has looked after the junior section for many years at the club and has established a general progression for children interested in the game.
Club professional Fraser Kelley runs Saturday morning lessons for those interested in taking up the game and once he feels they are proficient enough they transfer to Monday night when Woodcock and his team take the children out on the course in small groups and they generally play five holes followed by refreshments.
The aim of the session is to assist the children in understanding how to play the game and have fun but with a competitive edge.
Should anyone be interested in taking the game up or would like to give it a go then organiser Woodcock would be delighted to hear from you.
Contact through the club secretary on 01723 355397.