Trophy named after John Butler

Junior's Noticeboard : Trophy named after John Butler

THE annual junior dinner and presentation took place at the club on 21st November. The evening, which attracted a record attendance of 88 guests, was a celebration of the outstanding achievements of Kenilworth's gifted juniors at club, county and national level throughout the season.

The junior section at the  club, which currently boasts 72 members, continues to go from strength to strength and with many of the younger members picking up major trophies on the night the future of the Kenilworth's juniors continues to look bright.

For the last 20 years John Butler has been the driving force behind junior golf at Kenilworth  and it was fitting that his period as chairman came to an end at the dinner.

John Butler has served Kenilworth Golf Club as both captain (1998) and President (2004- 2007) but no one would doubt that his real passion has always been the promotion of junior golf both at Kenilworth and more widely.

Under John Butler's chairmanship Kenilworth's junior section has thrived and the status of junior golf developed beyond recognition.

One his greatest achievements was to steer Kenilworth Golf Club successfully through the process of becoming the first club in Warwickshire to be awarded the coveted Golfmark award - even now only three other clubs in Warwickshire have met the exacting standards required.

Next year Kenilworth  will host the inaugural Kenilworth Junior Masters, one of a series of six events across the United Kingdom sponsored by the Golf Society of Great Britain, for junior golfers of all abilities under the age of 14.

In recognition of the outstanding contribution made by John Butler the trophy for this prestigious event has been named after him and was unveiled by current president Mike Carrick, at the junior dinner.

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