Belvedere youngsters show the future is bright

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EIGHT junior members of Bridlington Golf Club travelled to take part in the annual Cottingham Parks Golf Club Junior Open.

All the youngsters performed well and were a credit to Bridlington Golf Club. Promising 11-year-old Thomas Thornton produced the best performance of the day by returning the best score to win the Cottingham Junior Trophy.

Thomas played some fantastic golf and finished with a nett score of 61 (10 under par).

Matthew Atkinson also returned an excellent score with a nett 68 proving good enough to win second place in his handicap category. Bridlington Golf Club junior organiser Anthony Howarth said: “We have some very talented juniors at the club at the moment and there are lots coming through our coaching schemes.

“Junior golf at the club is in good shape for the future.”

THREE members of Bridlington Golf Club made the trip to Leeds Golf Centre last Tuesday to take part in the popular Wee Wonders Competition.

The Wee Wonders is a national competition which tries to identify talented young golfers.

There are four age categories and Max Brompton competed in the five and six years of age category and after an exceptional score of 37 he finished in second place, two shots behind the winner.

Harrison Brompton competed in the seven and eight-year-old category and he too put up a very impressive performance but eventually finished in third position.

Brendan Wright competed in the 11-12-year-old category and once again his score was not quite good enough to secure the first place qualifying position.

All three were a credit to Bridlington Golf Club and both Max and Harrison will hopefully make full use of the experience they have gained from their first appearance and in the coming years go on to bigger things.

BRIDLINGTON Golf Club juniors have qualified for the final of the East Riding Union of Golf Clubs’ Junior League, having finished their league fixtures with a very impressive 6-0 win against their closest rivals Hornsea GC.

They not only won the South East League but they also achieved the joint highest score of 27 points with fellow qualifiers of the North League Flamborough Head.

The team, captained by Jon Pearce, played a total of six matches winning 13, with one draw and four losses.

Along with Pearce, the other team members included the talented Raybould brothers Nick and Matty and up-and-coming youngster Henry Howarth.

The Bridlington team are now looking forward to competing at Ganton Golf Club on Tuesday, August 28, against Flamborough Head, Driffield and either Hull or Springhead