Bramshaw Juniors Win Hampshire Junior League
The Bramshaw Junior team have successfully defended their Hampshire Junior League title after a comprehensive win at Wellow on Sunday the 21st July. The victory also means that they qualify for the Junior Team Golf Regional Finals for another year. The squad have finished the League season very strongly after an early season blip at Barton-on-Sea. Three straight victories took them to the title which means they have now completed a hat-trick of victories; champions for the last three years in a row.
The picture below shows the League Team that played the final fixture together with the Academy League Team, which will hopefully be the future Bramshaw Junior Team too. The Academy League team themselves have been brilliant again this year, competing with players from Clubs that don’t have the same playing opportunities that academy members experience at Bramshaw. As a consequence the younger Bramshaw juniors may never win the Academy League; Junior academy handicaps are very variable and standards often do not match the handicaps on paper. However, to their credit, they just compete and do their very best on every occasion – without a moan or a whinge. Something we could perhaps all learn from.
The Junior League Team, pictured (L to R) are Anthony Sweeney, Danny Coombs, Elliot Thomas, Ciaran Simpkin, Joe Buenfeld, and Jake Barney. Other squad members who have been part of the success include Ryan Archer, Tom Duff and Ben Mayes.
The Academy League Team, pictured (L to R at the front) are William Dibden, Lewis Hayne, Cody Kimber and Jack Elkins. Other squad members who have represented Bramshaw during the season are Daniel Ricketts & Max Bignell
During the season all players also compete for an Order of Merit (individual award) and notably 2 Bramshaw juniors have won both the Scratch and Handicap Order of Merits too. Further congratulations to Ciaran Simpkin (Scratch) and Jake Barney (Handicap) for their consistently good performances during the year.
Not content with Hampshire Junior League success; in the Longmore Shield Scratch Knockout Tournament the Bramshaw team travelled to Weymouth. Overcoming challenging opposition to win 3-2, the team are now through to the final at Parkstone on 25th August – against Parkstone!!
Again, not satisfied, with two successes in a week, the Bramshaw team also competed in the Blackmoor Shield semi-final against Meon Valley, triumphing 3-1. They now head to Blackmoor on Monday 12th August for the 36-hole matchplay final.
Bramshaw Golf Club is very proud of the Juniors at the Club and will always continue to support to Junior golf at the highest level. If you want to find out more information on Junior golf at Bramshaw, or to simply find out how to get involved, please contact the Junior Organiser, Nev James: contact details below.