City golf duo dominate Junior Trophy competition

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ABBEY Hill Golf Centre duo Joseph Amer and Jason Frisby returned as heroes after taking the top two podium places in the BGL Junior Trophy.

The national competition, played at Hoebridge Golf Centre in Woking, Surrey, was contested by 40 young golfers from BGL Golf’s facilities across the country. But no one could stop Joseph and Jason who finished first and second respectively in the nett competition.

Joseph, 13, playing off a handicap of 23 shot an impressive 87 around the par-69 course – designed by three-time Ryder Cup captain and golf legend John Jacobs – giving him a nett total of five-under-par 64.

Trailing his club-mate by just three shots, 13-year-old Jason – who plays off a handicap of 33 – shot 100 to finish second above fellow competitors from Bristol, Kent, Hertfordshire and the home club.

Tom Blick, one of Abbey Hill’s stable of expert PGA professionals, accompanied the team from Milton Keynes, which also included Joel Gosling, Shaun Easden and JamieTomlinson, offering encouragement and coaching tips throughout the competition.

Gordon Forster, Abbey Hill Golf Centre general manager, said: “Here at Abbey Hill our professional coaches have worked tirelessly introducing juniors to golf, and most importantly improving them as golfers.

“To have two of our juniors finishing in the top two places of the BGL Junior Trophy is testament to the hard work both the Pros and the young golfers have put in.”

Abbey Hill Golf Centre’s work with junior golfers has recently seen the facility nominated for the prestigious GolfMark Club of the Year award by the Bucks, Berks and Oxon (BB&O) Golf Partnership.

GolfMark is a national scheme that identifies and recognises junior and beginner-friendly golf facilities, with centres being assessed on three key areas – coaching and playing, club environment and child protection and duty of care.