Beadlow Manor to represent England in Junior Team Home Nations Final

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Following their runners up performance in the England Final of the 2016 Junior Team Golf competition, Beadlow Manor juniors travel to Portugal on Saturday 11 February to compete in a tournament to find the best junior section within the Home Nations.

Following progression to their county final, which they won for the fourth year running, the Beadlow Manor juniors along with other county finalists from across England were invited to compete in the Junior Team Golf (JTG) event. The team came through three tough rounds of competition against junior sections from all over the country to be recognised as one of the top two in England coming runners up at Studley Wood.   The same team who represented the club at the England Final will all now travel to The Algarve for the Home Nations Final.  Luke Charalambous, Conner Penning, Jamie Gibbons, Ben Loveard, Will Murray, Lewis Vereecque and Jack Munson have been preparing through January with group practice sessions overseen by our club professional Alistair Halliday, and are quietly confident of a good showing in the 8 team event.

The JTG event, which has been running for over 20 years, has grown into one of the biggest and most prestigious junior team tournaments in existence, and is the only one in the British Isles and Ireland supported by the R&A, and the four national golf unions. This year the final will be played at Morgado Golf Resort near Portimao (over both Morgado and Alamos golf courses) for the Nigel Dolton Trophy and will receive Sky Sports coverage for a program to be aired later in the year.

Photo: Left to Right

Back row: Jamie Gibbons, Conner Penning, Luke Charalambous, Will Murray

Front row: Lewis Vereecque, Ben Loveard, Jack Munson

Our Juniors

Junior Golf at Beadlow Manor is something we have actively cultivated over the past 8 or 9 years and is a major focus for the club. We have over 50 Junior members and through our coaching program and extensive playing opportunities the Section s a thriving success driven by our Junior Organiser, Gary Boyle.

We have roll ups every Friday evening during the summer for all Juniors. We also play in several Junior leagues and knockout competitions, including the Tavistock Trophy, the Vale League and for the 1st time in 2016 we have entered the Ver League (a Hertfordshire Golf Union event).

Achievements and Awards

Our Juniors are the current holders of the prestigious Tavistock Trophy (Bedfordshire County Team Champions) and have won the event in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.

2016 – Winner of the Ver Plate (Herts Golf Union)

2016 – Runners Up in the National Junior Team Golf event sponsored by SKY TV, and will now represent England in the UK Home International Final in March 2017 in Spain.

Upcoming Events

Our Junior AGM is to be held at the Club on Thursday February 23rd 2017 at 7.30pm.