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Sandburn Hall Golf Club youngsters make an impression
9:26am Saturday 26th October 2013 in Sport
Junior golf is on a stealthy and steady upswing at Sandburn Hall Golf Club.
Several of the youngsters at the club, which is on the Flaxton Road off the A64, are beginning to make an impression both inside the club and also on the York scene.
Among the pack of potential are Ben Anderson, a winner of the York Union of Golf Clubs’ Seward Trophy.
Then there are Ciaran Matthews, Ben Singleton and Chris Clay, all of whom have featured in the top ten of Sandburn Hall GC’s order of merit placings.
Another player with promise is Jacob Scargill, who recently came down to an eight handicap.
The growing impact of the crop of youngsters was hailed by Steve Robinson, lauded national coach and the head pro who runs his own academy at Sandburn Hall.
“We have not got an awful lot of juniors at the club, but what we have got are progressing quite nicely.
“They are working together, playing together, competing against each other and pulling each other along.”
Added Robinson: “It’s a very manageable and promising junior section we have.
“They are all very competitive and all want to improve.
“From a situation where they have been bubbling under, some of them are now coming to the top in competitions.”
Top Petty officer
The winner for the second time in as many Par-Tee Golf Societies Winter Tour games was Dave Petty with 41 points totalled at Aldwark Manor GC.
He pipped Paul Hillaby by one point, while also third for the second time on the spin was Mark McLaren on 38.
Petty, who is the Tour’s clear leader, also claimed the nearest the pin prize, while McLaren took the longest drive award – 249 yards on the tenth.
The next round is at KP Club on Saturday, November 2.
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