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Bramshaw Champions

Friday 16th March 2018

A young team of Bramshaw Golf Club’s Junior golfers have been crowned the British champions following a win in the final of the Junior Team Golf Home Nations Championship at the Morgado Golf Resort in Portugal.

The winning squad pictured on the final green, left to right - Ciaran Simpkin, Declan Mason, Billy Lightfoot, Danny Coombs, Joe Buenfeld (Team Captain),

Morgado Resort Manager (Sonya), Ryan Archer, Anthony Sweeney and Elliot Thomas

 

Nev James reports on Bramshaw's success in Portugal.....

A young team of Bramshaw Golf Club’s Junior golfers have been crowned the British champions following a win in the final of the Junior Team Golf Home Nations Championship at the Morgado Golf Resort in Portugal.

The eight-boy squad battled it out in unseasonably wet and windy weather with other young junior teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales having sailed through a series of qualifications rounds during 2017. Their win at the England Finals last October booked them a place in the Championship this March.

Since qualification for the final last October, the team, their parents and the Club have come together, working hard to prepare the boys, as well as holding a number of fundraising events and securing sponsorship from Blue Star buses.

From 6-11 March, the team played two practice rounds and four highly competitive matches. The Bramshaw team were unbeaten throughout the tournament and, after winning their Pool, faced the Welsh team, Llanwern, who had won all three of their Pool matches. With a strong ‘never give up’ mentality the team played a closely fought match which proved to be a decisive factor on the last 9 holes of the Final. Bramshaw Juniors ran out a 4-2 winner to win the Home Nations title and become British champions.

Junior Organiser, Nev James, said “This tournament has seen some 1500 teams and between 20-24,000 juniors take part on this journey, hoping to be where we are now. Our juniors were the youngest team in the tournament, playing against some very good golfers, including several internationals, but they have performed and conducted themselves, brilliantly. It’s been a fantastic opportunity for the boys to represent their country. We are all very, very proud of them and look forward to starting the 2018 season!”.

Andrew Rideout, General Manager, said “We are extremely proud of the boys and all they have achieved. The Club’s management, committee, team of professionals, members and parents have come together to fully support our Junior team. It’s been wonderful watching them every step of the way.  Five members of this team started their golf in our Junior Academy, managed by our Junior Organiser, and this win is a true testament to the support of not only Juniors at Bramshaw but ultimately, junior golf”.





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