Golf’s future is celebrated

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Young golfers at Abbey Hill were celebrated at their annual Junior Presentation Evening last week.

Juniors from the age of six to 18 that had played in competitions during 2014 were invited to the evening event, which got under way with a fun round of golf on the 18 hole Pirate Island course at the public pay-and-play centre.

More than 100 trophies were handed out to the talented young players, who have started to make a name for themselves out on the course.

Mirroring the professional golf tours, the Abbey Hill Junior Competition adopted the Order of Merit format, with points being awarded for each competition throughout the year.

After 12 months of enthralling action, three juniors emerged victorious in their respective competitions. Josh Bodimeade won the Short Course Order of Merit, Adam Burns-Johnson was crowned Blue Tee champion and Joel Gosling won the Main Course Competition Order of Merit.

Andrew Scholey, General Manager at Abbey Hill Golf Centre said: “I would like to congratulate all of the juniors that took part in this year’s events and especially those that won their respective competitions.

“It is vital for the game of golf that we continue to attract young golfers to this fantastic sport and the junior development structure that we have in place at Abbey Hill, which is run by Junior Academy Manager Tom Blick, is helping to ensure that the state of the game is in great shape within the Milton Keynes area.”