Co. Armagh GC juveniles are the 2013 Craigavon Junior Golf champions after edging out Dunmurry in a nail-biting finish at Silverwood Golf Club.
After a summer long competition that saw Armagh play against Tandragee, Killymoon, Lurgan, Cloverhill and Edenmore, it was left to Kris Calvert to wrap up victory on the 18th green. Club Captain, John Flack, hailed a battling display by the players on the day and also the extended squad - 18 players in all - who helped the team reach the finals. "It was a brilliant finish and huge congratulations go to all the players who represented the club over the course of the summer," said John. "Co Armagh extends thanks to the event organiser John Fitzpatrick and offers commiserations to Dunmurry, who conducted themselves admirably during the final."
There was an intense battle for the Captain’s Day prizes amongst the juvenile boys at Co Armagh.
Conor Lavery produced a remarkable score of 44 points to win Lady Captain Hilary Johnston’s prize.
The ever consistent Sean Reilly finished in second place on 39 points edging out Thomas McKeown on countback.
There was no let up when the opportunity arrived for the juveniles to play for Club Captain, John Flack’s prize. Joe Rooney, playing off 21, produced a wonderful round of golf to sign for a nett 62 which edged out the improving Michael Brunsdon (14) who signed for a nett 63.
The recent Mayne Cup turned into a battle between the Calvert brothers Jamie and Kris. Jamie fired an excellent nett 65 but was denied by his brother Kris who signed for a fantastic nett 63.
The Antenna Cup was claimed by Sean Reilly who defied some horrendous weather to finish with 39 points and hold off the fast finishing Stuart Hall by a single point.
Conleith Lavery won the stableford competition on May 4, carding a very credible 39 points. The 19-handicapper pipped Sean Reilly by a point who himself edged out Michael Brundson on count back.
Competitions for the juveniles continue every Saturday.
For more details visit the club website http://www.golfarmagh.co.uk/ .
Weather permitting there will be a nine-hole stroke competition for juveniles on Saturday Tee off times from 3pm
The Juvenile convenor will be at the club to meet players and organise the pairings for the round from approx 2.30pm
All players must sign in at the pro-shop before going out to play
How to get a handicap
Play off the blue markers
Complete the first seven holes at Co Armagh GC.
To progress to Stage 2 you must complete the first seven holes in 50 strokes or less.
Wed. 1st July 12 - 1pm Putting Green
Wed. 8th July 12 - 1pm Short Game
Wed. 15th July 12 - 1pm Long Game
Wed. 22nd July 12 - 1pm Putting Green
Wed. 12th August 12 - 1pm Long Game
Wed. 19th August 12 - 1pm Short Game
Wed. 26th August 12 - 2pm Recap and Skills Challenge
Short game lessons will be held on the practice green behind the first green.
Long game lessons will be held on the practice area.
Putting on the putting green.
Anyone who has attended 3 or more lessons can take part in the skills challenge for medals and a trophy.
April 5– Club Stableford
April 12 – Club Stroke
April 19 – Club Stableford
April 26 – Mayne Cup - Stroke
May 3 – Club Stableford
May 10 – Antennae Cup - Stableford
May 17 – Club Stroke
May 24 – Centenary Cup – Stroke
May 31 – Club Stroke
June 7 – Club Stroke
June 14 – Lady Captain's Prize - Stableford
June 21 – Captain's Prize - Stroke
June 28 – No competition (Lady Captain's Day)
July 5 – No competition (Captain's Day)
July 12 – Club Stableford
July 19 – Juvenile Convenor's Cup - Stroke
July 26 – Sherwood Systems Trophy – Stableford
August 2 – Professional's Shield - Stroke
August 9 – Club Stableford
August 16 – President's Prize - Stroke
August 23 – Club Stroke
August 30 – Obelisk Trophy – Stableford
September 6– no competition
September 13 – Club Stableford
September 20 – Club Stroke
September 27 – Club Stableford
Competition times 3pm unless otherwise stated
This list is subject to change - For information check noticeboard
Matchplay events will be scheduled later in the year
All cards must be returned immediately after play to Juvenile Scorecard Box – Failure to do so will result in suspension from competition
Paul Kelly 07968623499