Junior News 2017
Walmley 4 Walsall 0
Matt Ryan won 1 up
Joe Moore won 10&8
Noah Winwood & Alfie Barron won 5&3
Ben Evans & Alex Rafferty won 6&4
Walmley 2 Maxstoke 2
Maria Toledo-Bailey lost 1 down
Matt Ryan won
Joe Moore & Will Smewin won 5&4
Noah Winwood & Ben Evans lost 2&1
Juniors held at home
Walmley 2 Moor Hall 2
Walmley juniors continue to be unbeaten after being held at home by Moor Hall. Captain Matt Ryan and Vice Captain Joe Moore won comfortably, both winning 5&4. Alfie Barron was partnered by 11 year old Ben Storer, playing in his first match for Walmley, but were also beaten 5&4. Noah Winwood & Ben Evans lost a difficult match 3&2.
The juniors next take on Maxstoke Park on 28th May at home.
Drayton Park 1 1/2 Walmley 2 1/2
Walmley Juniors began the defence of their title by beating last years runners-up Drayton Park on their own course. Maria Toledo-Bailey made light work of their number 1 winning 8&7. Matt Ryan was also a comfortable winner 3&2. Joe Moore & new boy Alfie Barron struggled to a 4&2 loss.
But the real drama was in the final match with Noah Winwood & Ben Evans 3 down through 9 holes and needing just a half to give Walmley the victory. Then, after winning 3 holes in a row to be all square found themselves 1 down after 17 holes. Onto the final hole where Noah, with a brilliant shot to the green, secured his par and the half point to give Walmley the win.
Congratulations to the team on a great start to the season.
Noah Winwood & Seb Bagley
Chris Gibson Cup Winners
Congratulations to Noah Winwood and Seb Bagley on winning the Chris Gibson Cup. 12 pairs took part in this new trophy with Noah and Seb coming out on top.
Many thanks to Chris Gibson for donating the trophy.
The Junior league 2017
The Junior league officially got underway on Sunday with all five clubs coming together at Walmley for the season opener. The teams were a mixture of juniors from Drayton, Moor Hall, Maxstoke, Walsall and ourselves. 30 juniors took part in the sunshine and all enjoyed the course. Alfie Barron, 42pts, and Ben Evans 39pts, were the stand out scores from Walmley.
Walmley are defending champions, so good luck to the team this year as they try to retain the trophy.
Junior News 2016
Walmley Juniors were crowned league champions with a fabulous win at Moor Hall.
Walmley needed a win going into the last match of the season to secure the title. Once again Captain Tom McGrail led the charge with a 3&2 victory, followed by the Joes Moore & Johnston winning comfortably 5&3. The final pair saw Noah Winwood and rookie Ben Evans clinch the final point with a 4&2 win.
Many congratulations to all the players.Tom McGrail, Matt Ryan, Joe Moore, Sam Knowles, Tom Quiggin, Noah Winwood, Joe Johnston and Ben Evans.
The perfect end to a great season.
left to right is, Joe Moore, Matt Ryan, Tom McGrail, Noah Winwood, Joe Johnston and Ben Evans
This pic includes Young Sam Knowles in blue who wasn't selected for today but still came to support.
A big thankyou to Malcolm McDermott who sponsored the team shirts!
Matt Ryan lost 3&2
Tom McGrail won 3&2
Joe Moore & Joe Johnston won 5&3
Noah Winwood & Ben Evans won 4&2
Sam Storer - USA Mascot and a Walmley Colt
Walmley Junior Championships
15 of Walmley’s junior golfers were out in force over the weekend competing in the 2016 Junior club championships and U14’s club championships. Such has been the progression of the junior section over the course of the year it was decided to play the championships off the White tees over 36 holes on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th September. With both gross and nett prizes available many of the juniors had been putting in extra practice in preparation for the championships and some fantastic performances resulted in extremely close finishes in both competitions.
WALMLEY YOUNGSTERS TAKE WARWICKSHIRE U12 HONOURS
2016 continued to be an exceptional year for Walmley’s juniors as youngsters Sam Knowles (aged 11) and Ben Storer (aged 10) represented Walmley Golf Club in the Warwickshire boys U14’s and U12’s championships.
Playing North Warwickshire Golf Club for the first time on Tuesday the 16thAugust, both boys recorded their best 18 hole scores playing off the white tee’s winning both the Gross and Nett U12 competitions.
Sam completed his round in a fantastic 90 shots, winning the John Jewsbury Cup and £35 which is presented to the U12 with the best overall Gross score.
Ben was awarded the lowest U12 Nett score, having played 108 shots and achieving a Nett score of 68
This is a fantastic achievement for both boys who did themselves and Walmley Golf Club very proud
Fresh Start for Walmley Juniors
The 2016 season for the Walmley Junior section, formally got under way on Sunday 28th February, with a 9 hole Stableford competition. On what was a fresh Sunday afternoon, it was extremely pleasing to see 11 youngsters turn out for the first competition of the season.
Richard Evans has recently taken over the running of the junior section and with the support of Richard Storer and Sam Stuart, will look to increase the profile of the junior section and continue to try and bring more kids through the Walmley academy and colt system. It was great to see a mixture of established and new juniors playing together and today’s competition saw 4 academy graduates and 1 colt playing. The result of the competition saw Ben Storer edge out Ben Evans on count back, as both boys scored a very respectable 17 points for their 9 holes.
It is hoped that through some small changes this year and support through the whole club, the junior section can look forward to an exciting year with lots of weekly competitions and activities to show their improvement.
Fantastic Walmley Juniors!
Tom Quiggin, Joe Moore, Tom McGrail (cpt), Noah Winwood, Sam Knowles, Seb Bagley, Joe Johnston, Ben Evans
Sunday 8th May Maxstoke Park 1 Wamley 3
On the hottest day of the year, there was a fantastic display by the Walmley Junior team which saw them beat Maxstoke Juniors on their own course.
Captain Tom McGrail brilliantly led from the front to beat their 3 handicap player 3&2. Just as impressive was the fact that the 3 ‘rookies’ on the team, Sam Knowles, Noah Winwood and Joe Johnston all brought home the points for Walmley. Also involved in an academy match were Seb Bagley and Ben Evans who earned a very creditable half against two of the Maxstoke boys.
Well done to all involved and a big thanks to Dave Bagley, Simon Knowles, Craig Winwood and Matt Quiggin for all their help.
Match Results Tom McGrail won 3&2
Tom Quiggin Lost 6&5
Joe Moore & Sam Knowles won 3&2
Noah Winwood & Joe Johnston won 5&3
Opening group Matt Ryan, Will Smewin and Joseph Moore completing their
round on the 9th green.
Noah Winwood teeing off on the 9th holes, whilst playing partners
Sebastian Bagley and Joseph Johnston watch on.
Joseph Johnston teeing off on the 9th tee in impressive fashion.
Young academy graduate Sam Knowles attempting a putt on the 8th green
10 year old Ben Storer sending out his tee shot on his 9th and final hole.
Ben Evans playing a tricky chip over the bunker on the 9th hole.
Sam Knowles holing out confidently on the 8th green.
Recent academy graduate Arjan Billan sends a putt across the 9th green
with new junior organiser, Richard Evans, Ben Evans and academy
colt Leena Yakoob watching on.
Juniors Florida Scramble Sunday 3rd July
On a day of perfect weather, Walmley juniors took part in their first Florida scramble. 13 juniors and 7 adults took to the course in five groups of four playing a format that was unfamiliar to most, but proved very enjoyable.
The day was won by Richard Evans, Tom McGrail, Joe Johnston and Arjan Billan with a gross 67, net 56.2.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support