Pannal’s formidable juniors march on

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The 2013 season has been very successful for many of the junior golfers at Pannal.

Ollie White became Yorkshire Junior U-18s champion over the Pannal course and performed well in the British U-18s Championship (The Carris Trophy) at West Lancs despite illness over the final two days.

He has also represented both the Harrogate Union and Yorkshire Junior teams this season and is currently playing off a ‘1’ handicap.

Will Eardley tied for second place in the Scottish U-14s Championship at Fortrose and also came fourth in the Yorkshire U-14s Championship at Brough.

In addition, he won the U-14s category in the Harrogate Union Junior Championship and has played for the county in the Yorkshire U-14s team with great success.

And he recently added to his growing list of successes by taking the Alex Womersley Trophy at Pannal with a net 71.

Will Caldecott is Harrogate Union Junior Golfer of the Year based on his performances in the Juniors Team Matches. He also won the Pannal Butterworth Trophy with a second round of 69 and is currently playing off a 4 handicap.

Twelve-year-old Henry Mountford has been allocated a place in the Yorkshire U-14s Winter Coaching Scheme and was a winner at a Lee Westwood Skills challenge event. His handicap has come down from 26 to 19 this summer.

Olivia Jackson, who joined the club earlier this season, is currently playing off a 1 handicap. She won the Girls Scratch Prize at the Harrogate Union Junior Championship, the Girls Net Prize at the Pannal Rosebowl competition and became the Club’s first lady Junior Champion by winning the Graeme Kerr Quaich with a gross 74. 

Her season ended with a trip to the USA to compete in the Faldo Series final

There was further external success when Ollie White, Will Caldecott and Will Eardley, who were part of a six man Harrogate Union team, played a significant part in the team winning the Yorkshire Inter-District Team Championship at Otley with scores respectively of 74 and 75, 79 and 70, 78 and 72. All scores over 36 holes had to count making it a very difficult championship to win, especially for such a small union as Harrogate when compared with Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield.

Junior Co-ordinator Ronnie Caldwell told us: ”These results are a tribute to the dedication of these fine young golfers most of whom whom receive individual coaching from PGA Professional Dave Padgett, the cost of which is subsidised by the Pannal members.”

For further information contact Neil Douglas, Managing Secretary, Pannal Golf Club. 01423 872628, or