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2014 Kenilworth Junior Masters - Results

  • Overall Winner - Luke Bartram, Rossendale GC

    Overall Winner - Luke Bartram, Rossendale GC

  • Best Girl - Ffion Tynan, Minchinhampton GC

    Best Girl - Ffion Tynan, Minchinhampton GC

  • Best Nett - George Halstead, Kenilworth GC

    Best Nett - George Halstead, Kenilworth GC

Forty-eight boys and girls aged thirteen or under, gathered at Kenilworth Golf Club on Wednesday 16th April 2014 for the sixth playing of the Kenilworth Junior Masters, supported by the Golf Society of Great Britain.   With the course in great condition and, for the first time in six years, clear blue skies and sunshine welcoming the competitors it was always likely to be a day when the scoring was good.

The competition for the John Butler Trophy, awarded to the lowest gross score, is always very fierce but this year there was an extra incentive to play well with the boy and girl with the lowest gross score receiving an invitation to take part in the exclusive Ian Poulter Junior Invitational at Woburn GC in July.  The competitors didn't disappoint! Standing on the 18th tee, one of our regular competitors, Dominic Clemons from Gog Magog GC was tied with newcomer, Luke Bartram, from Rossendale GC at 3 over par. Dominic played first and pulled his tee shot slightly to finish pin high but a few yards off the green.  An up an down for par looked very possible from the tee.  Next up was Luke Bartram, playing off a handicap of 8, who had been striking the ball superbly all day.  Luke's tee shot was slightly thin but arrow straight and, with a bit of help from the top of the bunker acting as a brake, finished about 5 or 6 foot from the hole.  A tie was still a real possibility until Dominic arrived at his ball to find his stance badly impeded by a tree.  A bogey four followed leaving Luke with two putts to take the title.  In fact, he didn't need two putts as his birdie putt found the middle of the hole for an excellent gross score of 73.  Dominic, playing off a handicap of 5, was two behind with a gross 75. Eddie Turner-Bennett, another first time competitor playing off 6, took third place with a gross score of 77.

In the handicap section, Kenilworth GC's own George Halstead, aged 9, obliterated the field with a stableford score of 50 points!  Even more remarkable was the fact that his handicap was restricted for this event to 44 rather than his actual handicap of 50 - probably just as well! In second place, with a score that would normally have seen him win the best nett, was Rhys Wallace from Handsworth GC playing off a handicap of 17 and scoring 44 points.  Third place went to James Ricketts from Walsall GC who tied with Kenilworth GC's Chanon James on 40 points but won by virtue of a better back nine. 

The trophy for the best girl went to another regular visitor to Kenilworth GC, Ffion Tynan from Minchinhampton GC, playing off a handicap of 8 and aged just 11, who produced a gross score of 85 which was good enough to finish 8th overall on the day.  Unfortunately, Ffion will not not be able to take up her invitation to the Ian Poulter Invitational as she will be playing in the Callaway World Junior Championships at Pinehurst GC at the time.

In the age group categories the U14 prize went to Katie Leck from Forest Hills GC with 38 points.  Kirtus Grimmet from Rugby GC won the U12 group also with 38 points.  Kenilworth GC's own Chanon James, having lost 3rd nett on a count back, was victorious in the U10's section.

The full results of this competition can be viewed here.

Created: 17-Apr-14 13:41

Kenilworth Junior Masters - 2014 Draw Now Available

The draw for this year's Kenilworth Junior Masters is now available and can be viewed here.

If a competitor is unable to play for any reason please contact the organiser, Richard Lane, on 07917 848747 as soon as possbible.

Created: 11-Apr-14 21:30

2014 Kenilworth Junior Masters

******************BREAKING NEWS******************

We are delighted to announce that the boy AND girl with the best gross score, provided they have a handicap of 16 or less, will receive an invitation to play in the Ian Poulter Invitational at Woburn Golf Club on Monday 21st July 2014.

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Kenilworth Golf Club will host the fifth Kenilworth Junior Masters on Wednesday 16th April 2014.  This event, sponsored by the Golf Society of Great Britain, is one of a series of six competitions held annually at leading venues across the country which are designed to give young golfers the chance to enjoy competitive golf. 

The list of former winners of events in this series features some familiar names including European Tour players such as Chris Wood and Oliver Fisher.

Last year, the Kenilworth Junior Masters attracted talented young golfers from all across the United Kingdom and with the number of entrants limited to just sixty, those wishing to take part should submit their entry as soon as possible.  The competition is open to boys and girls of all abilities aged under 14 on the day of the competition. 

For further information about the competition and to download a copy of entry form please visit the Kenilworth Junior Masters 2014 page on the website.

Photo: Last year’s winner, James Bowen, Olton Golf Club being presented with the John Butler Trophy by Andy Sullivan, European Tour player.

Created: 26-Mar-14 14:32

Juniors' Presentation Dinner - 29 November 2013

The annual junior presentation dinner takes place on Friday 29 November starting at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.

All juniors, together with their friends and family, are welcome to attend so please add your name and number of people attending to the list on the junior noticeboard in the clubhouse or e-mail the details to richard@the-lanes.co.uk.

This year's menu, priced at £12.50 per head, is roast chicken, roast potatoes & sesonal vegetables followed by sticky toffee pudding.

 

Created: 10-Nov-13 16:40

Juniors' Winter Series 2013/14

We will be running a series of 9 hole junior competitions over the winter months to give juniors a chance to reduce their handicaps. 

These competitions will take place as follows:

 Day  Date  Time  No. of Holes
Sunday 1 December 2013 1.30 pm 9 Holes
Sunday 5 January 2014 1.30 pm 9 Holes
Sunday 2 February 2014 1.30 pm 9 Holes
Sunday 23 February 2014 1.30 pm 9 Holes
Sunday 16 March 2014 1.30 pm 9 Holes

Please note, category 1 players (handicap of 5 or below) are welcome to take part but their handicaps can't be changed (either up or down) in a 9 hole competition.

If you want to take part please add your name to the list on the junior noticeboard.

Created: 10-Nov-13 16:35

2013 Junior Open

The draw for the 2013 Kenilworth Junior Open and Warwickshire Boys Trials can be downloaded here.

PLEASE NOTE: Entries have now closed and a reserve list is in operation. Please contact the event organiser, Richard Lane, by e-mail to richard@the-lanes.co.uk or by phone on 07917 848747 for further information. 

Created: 09-Aug-13 17:35

2013 Kenilworth Junior Masters - Results

  • Andy Sullivan, European Tour, pictured with some of the participants..

    Andy Sullivan, European Tour, pictured with some of the participants..

  • Kenilworth Junior Masters Champion for 2013, James Bowen, Olton GC

    Kenilworth Junior Masters Champion for 2013, James Bowen, Olton GC

  • Runner-up, Tom Cleaton, Ruby Golf Club

    Runner-up, Tom Cleaton, Ruby Golf Club

  • Best Nett, Harry Lord, Rossendale GC

    Best Nett, Harry Lord, Rossendale GC

  • 2nd Best Nett, Rocco Luca, Coventry GC

    2nd Best Nett, Rocco Luca, Coventry GC

  • Best Girl, Megan Evans, Gaudet Luce GC

    Best Girl, Megan Evans, Gaudet Luce GC

Forty-eight boys and girls aged thirteen or under, gathered at Kenilworth Golf Club on Thursday 4th April 2013 for the fifth playing of the Kenilworth Junior Masters, supported by the Golf Society of Great Britain.   The competitors had to endure bitterly cold conditions with snow falling during the early part of their rounds and then faced a strong easterly wind once the snow had stopped.  In truth, it was a day when many seasoned golfers might have chosen the warmth of the clubhouse rather than venturing out on to the course!  The scoring in this event, particularly, in the handicap section, is usually astonishingly good but most would have predicted that few, if any, would beat par on such a cold day and with little run on the ball following such a harsh winter. However, as the early groups completed their rounds and returned to the clubhouse with their scorecards it quickly became evident that the scores were not following the predicted script and a surprising number of players had conquered the weather and the course to return sub-par rounds!

As ever, the competition for the John Butler Trophy, awarded to the lowest gross score, was very closely contested.  It was James Bowen from Olton Golf Club who emerged victorious narrowly edging out Rugby Golf Club's Tom Cleaton with a score of 80 to win by just one shot.  In third place was Luke Greene from Newbold Comyn Golf Club who finished four shots behind the leader.

In the handicap section, Harry Lord, aged 11, from Rossendale Golf Club took the honours with an excellent score of 41 stableford points to finish just one shot clear of a trio of players including Rocco Luca from Coventry Golf Club, Jack Drury from Stratford-upon-Avon Golf Club  and Kenilworth’s own Chanon James, aged just 8 years old and playing off a restricted handicap on the day.  On countback, second place was awarded to Rocco Luca with Jack Drury coming third and taking the last of the trophies. The trophy for the best girl went to Megan Evans from Gaudet Luce Golf Club who produced a gross score of 94, just two shots over her handicap. 

Although not featuring in the prizes, it will be a day that Ross Perry, a junior member at Kenilworth Golf Club, will remember for the rest of his life after recording his first ever hole-in-one on the 155 yard 18th hole.  Well done Ross! 

After the competition, the participants enjoyed a clinic which was presented by Andy Sullivan, a European Tour player, from Nuneaton Golf Club who currently lies in 41st place on the Race to Dubai.  Andy also presented the prizes and trophies to the winners.

The full results of this competition can be viewed here.

Created: 05-Apr-13 16:20

European Tour player to support to Kenilworth Junior Masters

  • Andy Sullivan pictured during the 2011 Walker Cup

    Andy Sullivan pictured during the 2011 Walker Cup

European Tour player Andy Sullivan has kindly agreed to lend his support to the Kenilworth Junior Masters by giving a short game clinic to the youngsters taking part in this year's Kenilworth Junior Masters before handing out the prizes to the winners.  Andy, a keen supporter of junior golf, has enjoyed a fantastic start to his year on the European Tour with three top ten finishes so far and currently occupies 41st place in the Race to Dubai.  

Andy, from Nuneaton GC, is no stranger to the course at Kenilworth being a multiple winner of the Kenilworth Classic and, most notably, was crowned county champion when he won the Warwickshire Open at Kenilworth GC in 2010 with rounds of 64 (a new course record) and 67 for a 36 hole total of 11 under par.

The Kenilworth Junior Masters takes place on Thursday 4th April 2013.

Created: 02-Apr-13 22:33

Kenilworth Junior Masters - 2013 Draw Now Available

The draw for this year's Kenilworth Junior Masters is now available and can be viewed here.

If a competitor is unable to play for any reason please contact the organiser, Richard Lane, on 07917 848747 as soon as possbible.

Created: 02-Apr-13 14:47

Easter Cup - POSTPONED

Due to accumulations of snow, a decision has been made to postpone the Juniors' Easter Cup.

If possible, it will be rescheduled at a later date (but not during Eatser!).

Created: 27-Mar-13 07:26

Warwickshire Boys Captain

  • Warwickshire Boys Captain - Daniel Lane
 -- Daniel Lane has been appointed Warwickshire Boys captain for the 2013/14 season.  Don Smith, Chairman of Warwickshire Junior Golf, is pictured presenting Daniel with his badge at the recent Warwickshire Golf Union Junior AGM.

    Warwickshire Boys Captain - Daniel Lane

Congratulations are due to Daniel Lane who has been appointed as Warwickshire Boys Captain for the coming season.

Daniel got his year off to a flying start by leading the Wawrickshire Boys' team to a 4-3 win over the Warickshire Mens' 2nd team at Harborne GC on Sunday 24th Febraury 2013.

We wish Daniel and his team all the best for the coming season.

Created: 27-Feb-13 21:29

2013 Kenilworth Junior Masters

  • 2012 Kenilworth Junior Masters Winner - Joseph Bannan
 -- Last year’s winner, Joseph Bannan, Manchester Golf Club (Photo Courtesy of Clive Carruthers, DE Photo) being presented with the John Butler Trophy by Rachel Jennings, Ladies European Tour player.

    2012 Kenilworth Junior Masters Winner - Joseph Bannan

Kenilworth Golf Club will host the fourth Kenilworth Junior Masters on Thursday 4th April 2013.  This event, sponsored by the Golf Society of Great Britain, is one of a series of six competitions held annually at leading venues across the country which are designed to give young golfers the chance to enjoy competitive golf. 

The list of former winners of events in this series features some familiar names including European Tour players such as Chris Wood and Oliver Fisher.

Last year, the Kenilworth Junior Masters attracted talented young golfers from all across the United Kingdom and with the number of entrants limited to just seventy-two, those wishing to take part should submit their entry as soon as possible.  The competition is open to boys and girls of all abilities aged under 14 on the day of the competition. 

For further information about the competition and to download a copy of entry form please visit the Kenilworth Junior Masters 2013 page on the website.

Photo: Last year’s winner, Joseph Bannan, Manchester Golf Club (Photo Courtesy of Clive Carruthers, DE Photo) being presented with the John Butler Trophy by Rachel Jennings, Ladies European Tour player.

Created: 27-Feb-13 21:20

Junior Texas Scramble - CANCELLED

This afternoon's Junior Texas Scramble and BBQ has been cancelled as the forcast is for heavy rain.

We will look at the options for rearranging this event on a new date.

Created: 23-Sep-12 09:15

Kenilworth Junior Open 2012 Results

  • Alex Summers (The Warwickshire) was the overall winner holding the Dick McMillan Trophy.

    Alex Summers (The Warwickshire) was the overall winner holding the Dick McMillan Trophy.

  • Will Slater winner of the Jack Savage Trophy

    Will Slater winner of the Jack Savage Trophy

  • Mille Birch won the Kenilworth Open Trophy

    Mille Birch won the Kenilworth Open Trophy

A strong field of fifty seven juniors took part in this year's Kenilworth Junior Open.  Although the course was playing its full length following the exceptionally wet weather the scoring, particularly from the players with lower handicaps, was impressive.

The best score of the day came from Sam GIll (The Warwickshire) who birdied the final two holes to finish with a gross 73.  Dhiren Patel (Shirley) was just one shot off the pace having scored 74 to secure second place with Louie Pett (The Warwickshire) taking third place on countback from Curtis Beeson (Atherstone) after they both finished with 75's.

The Dick McMillan Trophy is awarded to the player with the best nett score. Both Alex Summers (The Warwickshire) and Rhys Hopkins (Fulford Heath) completed their rounds with nett scores of 68.  However, Alex Summers, playing off a handicap of 12, was the overall winner courtesy of a better back nine.  Rhys Wallace (Fulford Heath) finished in third place having recorded a nett 69.

The winner of the Jack Savage Trophy, which is awarded to the best placed Kenilworth, was Will Slater who, playing in his first junior open, returned a score of 70 off a handicap of 26.

Miilie Birch (Kings Norton) won the Kenilworth Open Trophy for the best nett score by a girl having returned a nett 72 whilst the girl's best gross prize was won by Katrina Gani (Shirley) with her round of 82.

The full results can be viewed here.

Created: 01-Sep-12 10:32

Kenilworth Junior Open Draw

The draw for the Kenilworth Junior Open which takes place on Friday 31 August can viewed here.

Should any competitor have to withdraw please notify Richard Lane by e-mail (richard@the-lanes.co.uk) or by calling 07917 848747.

Created: 29-Aug-12 10:00

England Golf Junior Champion Club

  • Kenilworth Juniors (from left to right) Daniel Lane, Luke Northwood and Dominic Butler to represent Warwickshire at Woodhall Spa

    Kenilworth Juniors (from left to right) Daniel Lane, Luke Northwood and Dominic Butler to represent Warwickshire at Woodhall Spa

For the third time in just five years, a team of Kenilworth juniors will be representing Warwickshire Golf Union at the England Golf Junior Champion Club tournament which takes place at Woodhall Spa this weekend.  The team, consisting of Daniel Lane, Luke Northwood and Dominic Butler will be trying to improve on last year's performamnce which saw the team from Kenilworth GC finishing in a very respectable seventh place.

Created: 24-Aug-12 22:15

Chanon to Defend Wee Wonders Title

  • Chanon James (bottom right), 2011 Wee Wonders winner, pictured at St Andrews

    Chanon James (bottom right), 2011 Wee Wonders winner, pictured at St Andrews

Kenilworth's youngest active junior member, Chanon James, aged 7, will defend the Wee Wonders title he won last year when he travels to St Andrews this weekend to contest the national final with some of the UK very best young golfing talent.

We wish Chanon the very best of luck.

Created: 24-Aug-12 22:03

Warwickshire Double for Iain Mackay

  • Iain Mackay wins the Warwickshire Boys and Warwickshire U16's Championship

    Iain Mackay wins the Warwickshire Boys and Warwickshire U16's Championship

  • Iain on the 16th tee at The Menzies Welcombe

    Iain on the 16th tee at The Menzies Welcombe

Kenilworth junior, Iain Mackay, took both the Warwickshire U16's and Warwickshire Boys titles at the Menzies Welcombe Golf Club on Thursday with two excellent rounds of 69 and 75.  He was one shot clear of his two nearest rivals, Adam Lumley and Louie Pett from Coventry Golf Club.

In the team competition for the Coventry Evening Telegraph Kenilworth's team of Iain Mackay, Daniel Lane and Luke Northwood finished runners up to Copt Heath Golf Club just three shots adrift of their aggregate score.

Next week, Iain will try and make it a clean sweep when he returns to the Welcombe to compete in the Warwickshire Boys Matchplay Championship.

Created: 05-Aug-12 09:52

James' Brothers Take on the World

Two Kenilworth juniors have travelled to North Carolina for this week's US Kids Golf World Championship.  Chanon and Arnie James, aged 7 and 10 respectively, will join other youngsters from across the globe at the famous Pinehurst Resort for this prestigious tournament.

We wish both Arnie and Chanon the best of luck.

Created: 01-Aug-12 20:14

Lane on the Move at the Scottish Boys Championship

  • Daniel Lane on the 18th tee at Cardross Golf Club during the Scottish Boys Championship

    Daniel Lane on the 18th tee at Cardross Golf Club during the Scottish Boys Championship

An opening round of 76 at the Scottish Boys Championship left Kenilworth junior, Daniel Lane, a bit further off the pace than he would have liked at Cardross Golf Club yesterday.  However, Daniel celebrated his 17th birthday in style by carding a 72 in the second round to climb from 62nd to 31st place in a field of 144 juniors from across Europe.  The top forty and ties will complete the final thirty-six holes tomorrow where Daniel will look to continue his good form and his sights set on a top 20 finish.

Created: 25-Jul-12 22:01

Mackay Looks to Make Waves at Trevose

  • Trevose GC is the dramatic venue for this week's England U16's Championship

    Trevose GC is the dramatic venue for this week's England U16's Championship

Kenilworth junior, Iain Mackay, will be teeing it up this week in the England U16's Championship for the McGregor Trophy.  Mackay who finished in a tie for 28th position in last week's Scottish U16's Championship has made the long journey south to Cornwall to the spectacular setting of Trevose Golf Club which hosts this week's event.  As ever, the McGregor Trophy has attracted a top field with elite junior golfers from across Europe and as far afield as Barbados taking part in this 72 hole championship.

If you want to follow Iain's progress you can see how he is getting on via the England Golf website which will feature live scoring.

Created: 17-Jul-12 07:58

Juniors' Jubilee Trophy - POSTPONED

The course is closed today following heavy rain overnight which has left the course waterlogged.

Whilst the course might be open tomorrow the conditions are likely to remain very poor and so it has been decided to postpone tomorrow's competition.

The junior calender will be updated when a new date has been decided upon.

Created: 14-Jul-12 09:32

Good Luck to Iain Mackay in the Scottish U16's

  • Iain Mackay

    Iain Mackay

Kenilworth Junior, Iain Mackay, playing off a handicap of 1, will be amongst the leading contenders for the coveted title of Scottish Boys U16's Champion, when play gets underway in this 72 hole tournament at Strathaven today.

We wish Iain the very best of luck over the next three days.

Created: 11-Jul-12 08:35

County Honours for Two More Kenilworth Juniors

Congratulations to Luke Northwood and Arnie James who were both selected to represent Warwickshire at U14 level in a match scheduled to take place at Rugby Golf Club today.  Unfortunately, the weather has meant that they will have to wait a little longer as the course at Rugby is waterlogged!

Created: 08-Jul-12 12:27

EGU Skills Challenge - New Date

The 2nd EGU Skills Challenge will now take place on Friday 13th July at 4.30 pm.  Those wishing to take part should gather by the practice putting green.

For further information visit the EGU Skills Challenge page on the website.

Created: 08-Jul-12 12:22

SWL Match v Hearsall - POSTPONED

The junior SWL match against Hearsall has been postponed as the weather forecast for Sunday is for heavy rain and the course is already quite wet.

A new date will be arranged for this fixture.

Created: 28-Apr-12 15:13

FREE Sunday Morning Junior Coaching

The first of the Sunday morning coaching sessions will take place on Sunday 6 May from 10 am to 11 am and will continue for six weeks.

These sessions are open to all junior members (including provisionals) and are funded by England Golf as a result of our GolfMark award.

Click here for more information.

Created: 27-Apr-12 17:00

Kenilworth Junior Masters 2012: Results

  • Winner - Joseph Bannan, Manchester Golf Club       (Photo Courtesy of Clive Carruthers, DE Photo)

    Winner - Joseph Bannan, Manchester Golf Club (Photo Courtesy of Clive Carruthers, DE Photo)

  • Runner-up - George Gill, The Warwickshire  (Photo Courtesy of Clive Carruthers, DE Photo)

    Runner-up - George Gill, The Warwickshire (Photo Courtesy of Clive Carruthers, DE Photo)

  • Third Place - Tom Charley, Stoneleigh Deer Park  (Photo Courtesy of Clive Carruthers, DE Photo)

    Third Place - Tom Charley, Stoneleigh Deer Park (Photo Courtesy of Clive Carruthers, DE Photo)

Fifty-seven boys and girls aged 13 or under, gathered at Kenilworth Golf Club on Thursday 12th April 2012 for the fourth playing of the Kenilworth Junior Masters, supported by the Golf Society of Great Britain.   With some of the most talented children from across the United Kingdom taking part the competition for the John Butler Trophy promised, as in previous years, to be closely contested.  Manchester Golf Club’s, Joseph Bannan, didn’t allow his spirits to be dampened by a heavy and prolonged late morning shower and produced some excellent golf to card a best gross score of 75 – well below what would be expected from an 11 handicap golfer.  In second place, just one shot behind, with a gross score of 76 was the local pre-competition favourite, George Gill, from The Warwickshire with Tom Charley from Stoneleigh Deer Park carding a respectable score of 80 to take third place.

 In the handicap section, Matthew Metcalf, aged 10, from Myerscough Golf Club took the honours with an exceptional score of 46 stableford points to finish two shots clear of Ffion Tynan, aged 9, from Pontypridd Golf Club with Lucy Jamieson from Heswall Golf Club taking third place with 42 points. 

 The prizes were presented by Rachel Jennings, European Ladies Tour player, who also entertained competitors and parents alike with a short game clinic prior to the presentation.

The full results of this competition can be viewed here.

Created: 17-Apr-12 09:36

Chanon James Crowned U8's County Champion

  • Chanon James, Aged 7

    Chanon James, Aged 7

Seven year old Chanon James added another trophy to his collection by winning the 'Eight and Under' age group of the Warwickshire Young Masters at Stoneleigh Deer Park on Wednesday 10th April.  Chanon showed the field a clean pair of heels in his age group chalking up a five shot margin over Ladbroke Park's William Freeman.

Thirty-six children aged 12 or under took part in the annual tournament played over the par 3 course at Stoneleigh.

The picture shows Chanon holding the 'HAB International' trophy which was presented to him by the new County President, John Jewsbury.

Created: 17-Apr-12 09:00

2012 Kenilworth Junior Masters

PLEASE NOTE: THE ENTRY DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL THURSDAY 5th APRIL 2012

Kenilworth Golf Club will host the third Kenilworth Junior Masters on Thursday 12th April 2012.  This event, sponsored by the Golf Society of Great Britain, is one of a series of six competitions held annually at leading venues across the country which are designed to give young golfers the chance to enjoy competitive golf. 

 The list of former winners of events in this series features some familiar names including European Tour players such as Chris Woods and Oliver Fisher.

 Last year, the Kenilworth Junior Masters attracted talented young golfers from all across the United Kingdom and with the number of entrants limited to just seventy-two, those wishing to take part should submit their entry as soon as possible.  The competition is open to boys and girls of all abilities aged under 14 on the day of the competition. 

 For further information about the competition and to download a copy of entry form please visit the Kenilworth Junior Masters 2012 page on the website.

Photo: Last year’s winner, Jack Bishop from Patshull Park, being presented with the John Butler Trophy by Paul Broadhurst.

Created: 03-Apr-12 07:51

Ladies European Tour Player to Support Kenilworth Junior Masters

  • Rachel Jennings, 2010 Curtis Cup

    Rachel Jennings, 2010 Curtis Cup

Rachel Jennings, a rising star on the Ladies European Tour, will be the guest of honour at this year's Kenilworth Junior Masters which is being played on Thursday 12th April.  Rachel, a keen supporter of junior golf, will be out and about on the course during the competition watching the action before giving a short game demonstration and presenting the prizes to the winners.

For further information about this event, which is open boys and girls aged under 14 on the day of the competition, please visit the Kenilworth Junior Masters page on our website.

Created: 18-Mar-12 11:05

Winter Series 2011/12

We will be running a series of 9 hole junior competitions over the winter months to give juniors a chance to reduce their handicaps. 

These competitions will take place as follows:

 Day  Date  Time  No. of Holes
Sunday 27 November 2011 1.30 pm 9 Holes
Thursday 30 December 2011 10.00 pm 9 Holes
Sunday 22 January 2012 1.30 pm 9 Holes
Sunday 19 February 2012 1.30 pm 9 Holes
Sunday 18 March 2012 1.30 pm 9 Holes

Please note, category 1 players (handicap of 5 or below) are welcome to take part but their handicaps can't be changed (either up or down) in a 9 hole competition.

If you want to take part please add your name to the list on the junior noticeboard.

Created: 25-Nov-11 08:08

UPDATED - Chanon Really is a Wee Wonder!

  • Chanon James, Wee Wonders Finalist 2011
 -- Chanon James, Wee Wonders Finalist 2011

    Chanon James, Wee Wonders Finalist 2011

Kenilworth Golf Club's youngest junior member, Chanon James, aged just 6 years old, travelled to the home of golf, St Andrews, over the bank holiday weekend to take part in the national final of the Wee Wonders competition for boys and girls aged 12 and under.  Chanon booked his spot in the final after finishing runner-up in the 5 - 6 age group at the Midland region qualifying competition which was held at Branston GC in July.

The final, held over two rounds of the Balgove and Strathtyrum courses at St Andrews, saw one-hundred and eight of the United Kingdom's most gifted young golfers gathering to take part in this leading junior event for the much coveted Wee Wonders title which has been running for 15 years.  Chanon, whose golfing talent has already been recognised by many at Kenilworth Golf Club, demonstrated his full potential by holding his nerve in a very competitive final to win the 5 - 6 age group.

Chanon's victory has earned him an invitation to the 2012 US Kids World Championships to be held at Pinehurst, North Carolina, in August of next year.

Created: 30-Aug-11 09:05

Junior Open 2011 - Draw

The start list for the Kenilworth GC Junior Open which is being held on Friday 26 August 2011 is now available by clicking here.

Entries closed on Monday 22 August 2011 but last minute withdrawals mean that it may be possible to offer late entrants a tee time.  All such enquiries should be directed directly to the event orgainser, Richard Lane, who can be contacted on 07917 848747 or by e-mail to richard@the-lanes.co.uk.

Created: 25-Aug-11 12:30

Kenilworth Juniors to Represent Warwickshire

A team of three juniors from Kenilworth GC will travel to Woodhall Spa on Thursday to represent Warwickshire Golf Union in the EGU Junior Champion Club tournament.  The team will consist of our Junior Captain, Daniel Lane, who is joined by Cameron Koolhoven and Dominic Butler.

They will play a practice round on Friday morning with the competition taking place over 36 holes of the Bracken course on Saturday and Sunday.  For those that are interested, you can monitor the progress of our team on the EGU website with live scoring and championship commentary!

We wish Daniel, Cameron and Dominic the very best of luck.

Created: 16-Aug-11 09:51

Kenilworth Junior Open 2011 - Entry Deadline Extended

The closing date for the Kenilworth GC Junior Open, which is being held on Friday 26 August, has been extended to Monday 22 August 2011.  Once the draw has been made, a reserve list will be in operation should any competitor withdraw.

This competition is open to both boys & girls under the age of 18 on 1 January 2011.

You can find out more information and download a booking form from the junior section of the website.

Created: 16-Aug-11 09:42

Warwickshire Boys Championship

  • Warwickshire Boys Championship 3rd Place - Robert Owens

    Warwickshire Boys Championship 3rd Place - Robert Owens

  • Warwickshire Boys Championship U16's 2nd Place - Daniel Lane

    Warwickshire Boys Championship U16's 2nd Place - Daniel Lane

  • Warwickshire Boys Championship U16's 3rd Place - Iain Mackay

    Warwickshire Boys Championship U16's 3rd Place - Iain Mackay

The Warwickshire Boys Championship was held at Ingon Manor GC on Wednesday 27 July 2011 and Kenilworth GC were well represented with three boys featuring in the prizes.

In his last year playing junior county golf, Robert Owens produced two consistent rounds of 75 and 74 to finish in third place in the Boys Championship four shots behind the winner, Adam Lumley, of Coventry GC.

In the U16's category, both Daniel Lane and Iain Mackay were off the pace in morning after both recorded scores of 79 but recovered well in the afternoon with matching rounds of 74.  Ultimately, this proved to be two shots shy of winning score set by Danyaal Spalding of Copt Heath who produced rounds of 76 and 75 to claim the U16's title.  On count-back, Daniel Lane took second place ahead of Iain Mackay in third place.

In the team championship for the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup, a trophy which has been won by Kenilworth GC on no less than four occasions since it was first competed for in the year 2000, Covenrty GC proved to be too strong emerging as winners by a margin of just two shots over Kenilworth.

On Wednesday & Friday of next week, Robert, Daniel and Iain will be amongst eight boys who return to Ingon Manor to compete for the Warwickshire Boys Matchplay Championship.  We wish all three of them the best of luck.

Created: 29-Jul-11 09:16

Supervised Sunday Afternoon Golf

We really want to encourage as many juniors as possible to enjoy the game of golf and as part of  this commitment it has been agreed to give provisional junior members access to the main course in a series of supervised sessions on Sunday afternoons.

As well as giving provisional juniors the chance to play on the full course with others of a similar ability, it is a great way to learn about the basic rules of the game and etiquette.

The first of these sessions will be held on Sunday 8th May at 4 pm.  For more information click here.

 

Created: 30-Apr-11 17:27

FREE Friday Night Junior Coaching

The first of the Friday night coaching sessions will take place on Friday 6 May from 5 pm to 6 pm.

These sessions are open to all junior members (including provisionals) and are funded by the Family Foundation.

Click here for more information.

Created: 30-Apr-11 17:22

Kenilworth Junior Masters 2011: Results

  • Jack Bishop - 2011 Winner

    Jack Bishop - 2011 Winner

  • Cem Yildiz - Best Nett

    Cem Yildiz - Best Nett

  • Luke Northwood - U14 Age Group Winner

    Luke Northwood - U14 Age Group Winner

  • Arnie James - U10 Age Group Winner

    Arnie James - U10 Age Group Winner

The Kenilworth Junior Masters is one of six events across the country which is generously supported by the Golf Society of Great Britain. All events in this series are unique as they cater for boys and girls of all levels of ability.  Many of those who have taken part in these events as juniors in the past are now enjoying life on the European Tour.  These include familiar names such as Chris Wood, Oliver Fisher, Chris Lloyd and Tommy Fleetwood.

 A record field of 61 boys and girls aged 13 or under gathered at Kenilworth Golf Club on Wednesday 20thApril 2011 for the third running of the Kenilworth Junior Masters.  Competitors were blessed with particularly fine weather and it was apparent from the moment the very first group completed their round that the scoring was going to be good.  In fact, as more groups started to return their scorecards it was evident that the scoring wasn't just good but truly exceptional with more than one third of the field scoring 40 or more stableford points!

The title of the Kenilworth Junior Master is earned by the boy or girl returning the best gross score.  When Matthew Myers of Northants County returned a 5 over par gross score of 76 it looked likely that the title would be his but lurking in the fifth group out was Jack Bishop from Patshull Park.  Having played his first nine in 39 shots, 4 over par, Jack had dropped just one further shot to be five over par in total standing on the 18th tee, a testing par 3 at the best of times.  Jack was, however, up to the challenge and produced a superb birdie on the 18thhole for an excellent gross score of 75 - not bad considering Jack's handicap at the start of the day was 13.  Matthew Myers was left with the consolation of the runners-up trophy, whilst in third place was Thomas Godfrey from Fulford Heath, who produced a very fine gross 77.

 In the handicap competition the scoring was every bit as hot as the weather!  Kenilworth's Cem Yildiz, playing in his very first competition, lead the field with a massive 50 points (14 under par) to win by two clear shots.  More excellent scoring meant that a countback was required to decide 2nd and 3rdplaces after Artur Koyama from Oundle and Tom Cleaton from Rugby finished tied with 48 points.  Ultimately, Artur prevailed to claim the runner-up position in the handicap competition leaving Tom in 3rd place.

One of the youngest competitors, William Hill of Rufford Park, at just seven years of age took the honours in the 8 and under category with 42 points scored.  In the under 10 group, Kenilworth's own Arnie James recorded a birdie on the 13thhole after he holed out from 145 yards with his third shot to help him on the way to a magnificent total of 46 points.  Rhys Wallace of Handsworth, playing in his second Kenilworth Junior Masters, used his knowledge of the course to claim the under 12 age group with 46 points.  In the final category, under 14's, Kenilworth's Luke Northwood showed that he has lost none of his form over the winter with a winning score of 42 points.

As an added bonus, the winners received their prizes from Ryder Cup player and European Tour winner Paul Broadhurst.  Paul was kind enough to give up his time to act as escort to one of the groups and shared his thoughts during the presentation on the importance of encouraging young juniors to take part in events such as the Kenilworth Junior Masters to develop their own games.

Created: 21-Apr-11 16:16

Kenilworth Junior Masters Draw Now Available

The updated draw for the Kenilworth Junior Masters is now available and can be viewed by following this link.

If you are unable to play or have any queries regarding the draw or the competition please contact Richard Lane immediately by calling on 01926 851295 or 07917 848747.

Created: 14-Apr-11 08:50

Kenilworth Junior Masters 2011

In 2010, Derbyshire's Josh Thorley shot a gross 72 to claim the title.Entries are now being accepted for the third Kenilworth Junior Masters competition takes place on Wednesday 20 April 2011. 

Entries are welcomed from boys and girls of all abilities who will be aged under 14 on the day of the competition.  Last year more than sixty juniors from across the UK gathered at Kenilworth GC to take part and this year's event is likely to be even more popular than ever.

The winner of the Kenilworth Junior Masters will be the player with the best gross stableford score with further prizes for those with the overall best handicap stableford scores as well as by age group.

This event is one of a series of six competitions sponsored by the Golf Society of Great Britain (GSGB) - other venues include Princes, Bath, Sandiway, Moortown and Gog Magog.

For further information or to download a booking form visit the the Kenilworth Junior Masters page of our website.

Photo: In 2010, Derbyshire's Josh Thorley shot a gross 72 to claim the title.

Created: 18-Mar-11 08:43

FREE Sunday Morning Coaching for Junior Members

Don't forget, free lessons are being provided for junior members on Sunday mornings by Steve Yates and James Crompton.  They will be running  from 9.30 am to 10.30 am for the next five weeks. 

If you would like to benefit from this opportunity please speak to Steve or James in the professional's shop or call on 01926 512732 to reserve a place.

Remeber to tell your friends!

Created: 18-Mar-11 08:43

2011 Warwickshire Schools Championship

The 2011 Warwickshire Schools Championship is being held on Wednesday 13 April 2011 at Ingon Manor Golf Club and is the first counting event for the Warwickshire Order of Merit.

The competitiion is open to boys and girls aged 18 years or under on 31 August 20010 attending, on full-time basis, a school or college in Warwickshire or the West Midlands.

You may enter as an individual but there is also a team prize for three players from the same school.  The winning team will qualify for the English Schools Team Championship final, to be held at Woodhall Spa, on Wednesday 6 July 2011. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions of entry for this competition.

The winner of the Warwickshire Schools U16's Shield qualifies for ESGA U16s to be held at Bolton Old Links Golf Club on Monday 18th July 2011.

Entry forms can be dowloaded cy clicking here and must be submitted by Monday 4 April 2011. You will also need to complete a parental consent form if under 18.

Created: 14-Mar-11 11:36

Junior Newsletter - Spring 2011

The latest issue of the junior newsletter is now available.

You can find out all the latest junior news by downloading a copy here.

Created: 03-Mar-11 11:25

Handicap Review 2010/11 - Junior Section

Based on an anlysis of the results from last year's competitions the following junior handicap changes have been made:

Name Old Handicap New Handicap
Lewis Barge 15.5 14.5
James Bull 20.8 17.8
Matt Bull 30.5 27.5
Rees Herrod 18.7 16.7
Will Lamond 14.2 13.2
Luke Northwood 19.2 18.2
Jay Underwood 16.7 15.7

 Well done and good luck to you all in 2011 playing off your new handicaps!

Created: 24-Feb-11 12:43

Winter Series 2010/11

We will be running a series of (mainly) 9 hole competitions over the winter months to give juniors a chance to reduce their handicaps.  These competitions will take place as follows:

 Day  Date  Time  No. of Holes
Sunday 21 November 2010 1.30 pm 9 Holes
Sunday 19 December 2010 1.30 pm 9 Holes
Sunday 23 January 2011 1.30 pm 9 Holes
Friday 25 February 2011 11.00 am 18 Holes
Sunday 13 March 2011 2.30 pm 9 Holes

Please note, category 1 players (handicap of 5 or below) are welcome to take part but their handicaps can't be changed (either up or down) in a 9 hole competition.

If you want to take part please add your name to the list on the junior noticeboard.

Created: 20-Jan-11 11:25

Annual Junior Dinner & Prize Presentation

The annual junior dinner and prize presentation evening takes place on Friday 19 November starting at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.

All juniors, together with their friends and family, are welcome to attend so please add your name and number of people attending to the list on the junior noticeboard in the clubhouse or e-mail the details to richard@the-lanes.co.uk.

This year you will be able to enjoy chef's special 'Fish & Chip Supper' priced at £10 per head.

Please encourage as many other juniors to attend as well as it would be good to see as many people in attendance as possible.

Created: 30-Oct-10 11:49

Broadhurst Leads the Field at Junior Open

  • Sam Broadhurst, Atherstone GC
 -- 13 year old Sam Broadhurst pictured with Kenilworth GC captain, Richard Joyce, receives the Dick McMillan Trophy after shooting a nett 62 to win by one shot.

    Sam Broadhurst, Atherstone GC

  • Sophie Thompson, Marston Lakes GC
 -- Sophie Thompson carded a nett 63 to finish just one short of the winning score but was the clear winner of the Kenilworth Junior Open Trophy awarded to the girl with the best nett score.

    Sophie Thompson, Marston Lakes GC

The Kenilworth GC junior open is always one of the most popular junior events on the calendar and this year's competition was no exception with 64 boys and 9 girls from across the county taking part last Friday.

With the course very soft as a result of heavy rain fall in the run up to competition, the early starters found the going difficult and for much of the day it looked like the scoring would be unusually high.  However, those players with higher handicaps further down the field had different ideas and the best score of the day came from Sam Broadhurst from Atherstone GC.   Sam, the 13 year old son of European Tour member and former Ryder Cup player, Paul Broadhurst, played some fine golf to produce an excellent nett score of 62 (81 - 19 = 62) to lift the Dick McMillan Trophy.  Hot on Sam's heels was Sophie Thompson from Marston Lakes who played solidly to finish second overall lifting the Kenilworth Junior Open Trophy for the best placed girl after coming up one shot shy of Sam's score with a nett 63 (88 - 25 = 63).  Luke Turbutt from Shirley GC took third place after finishing a shot further back following a nett score of 64 (87 - 23 = 64).

The Jack Savage Trophy, awarded to the best placed Kenilworth player went to Matthew Bull after carding a very credible nett score of 66 off a handicap of 33.  Kenilworth's junior captain, Robert Owens, took the prize for the best gross with a score of 75 whilst another home player, Alice Young, won the prize for the girls' best gross score after an 81.  Other Kenilworth players in the prizes included Matthew Bolshaw who had the best nett in Divison 2 but only after a countback was required to separate him from Cameron Koolhoven after both finished with scores of 68.  Meanwhile, Jimmy Bull was runner up in Division 3 after shooting a nett 69 to finish three shots behind his brother, Matthew.

Created: 30-Aug-10 22:16

Junior Open 2010 - Draw UPDATED 25/08

The start list for the Kenilworth GC Junior Open which is being held on Friday 27 August 2010 is now available by clicking here.

Entries closed on Wednesday 18 August 2010 but last minute withdrawals mean that it may be possible to offer late entrants a tee time.  All such enquiries should be directed directly to the event orgainser, Richard Lane, who can be contacted on 07917 848747.

Created: 23-Aug-10 21:39

Arnie proves he's up to the challenge!

  • Kenilworth GC's Arnie James, aged 9.
 -- One of Kenilworth GC's younger members, Arnie James, pictured holding his medal for winning the EGU Skills Challege Regional Final held at the Warwickshire on Tuesday 10 August 2010.

    Kenilworth GC's Arnie James, aged 9.

For the second consecutive year Kenilworth GC's juniors have taken part in the EGU Skills Challenge.  This national initiative sees children aged from as young as 6 taking part in a series of qualifying events at their home club with the leading three players at each age group, on a regional basis, going on to a regional final with the chance of securing a visit to the EGU's headquarters at Woodhall Spa in September for the National Final.

This year, it was two of the club's youngest members, Arine James, now aged 9, and his younger brother Chanon, aged just 6, who really shone in the qualifying stages with both of them winning a place in the 8 years and under category at the Regional Final which was held at The Warwickshire on Tuesday 10 August.  With their competitiors travelling from all across the Midlands Region both Arnie and Chanon were guaranteed a close battle as proved to be the case.  However, young Arnie James demonstrated superb golfing skills which were matched by his steely nerves to clinch a narrow victory and book himself a place in the final at Woodhall Spa in September. 

Well done Arnie!  We wish you all the very best of luck for the final.

Created: 11-Aug-10 18:33

Junior Open 2010

The KGC Junior Open takes place on Friday 27th August 2010.

This event is open to boys and girls aged under 18 on 1 January 2010 with a handicap of 36 or less.  The following trophies will be awarded:

Dick McMillan Trophy – Best Overall Nett

The Jack Savage Trophy – Best Overall Nett by a Kenilworth GC junior

Kenilworth Junior Open Trophy - Girls Best Nett

There will be prize vouchers awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd gross and nett scores and for leading nett scores by divisions.  A 'lucky card' draw will be held at the prize presentation and, so long as the person whose card is drawn is present, they will receive £25.  The total prize fund is expected to be in excess of £600.

The Kenilworth GC junior open counts towards the Warwickshire Union of Golf Clubs Junior Order of Merit and is the last qualifying event of the year for junior looking for  those all important points!

Entries close on Wednesday 18th August 2010 so download and submit your entry form now by clicking here

Created: 11-Aug-10 16:30

Junior Club Championship

  • Robert Owens- Junior Club Champion

    Robert Owens- Junior Club Champion

ROBERT OWENS successfully defended his position as junior club champion at the Club but only after the first play-off in the history of the championship on Monday 2nd August.
After the morning round, it was evident it was going to be a two-horse race. Owens' morning round of 74 gave him a reasonably comfortable three shot lead over Daniel Lane who opened his challenge with a 77. 
The afternoon round saw the tables turned when Lane carded 73 to join Owens on a 36-hole total of 150 and set up a dramatic four hole play-off.
Both players made pars on the opening three holes but on the final hole, the 10th, Owens missed the green to the right but chipped up to less than a foot to secure a par and take the title after Lane found the right hand bunker from the tee and failed to get up and down for par.
The juniors had contested the Dudley Taylor Medal on Sunday. Luke Northwood continued his good form by carding 88, nett 59, to take the honours but only by virtue of a better back nine than Luke Hawkins 95, nett 59. Rees Herrod finished third in Division Two with 89, nett 69.
Exceptional scoring was also evident in Division One with Owens 69, nett 65, finishing top and scooping the best gross prize.  Lewis Barge 84, nett 67, was runner-up ahead of Toby Inskip 73, nett 68.
Kenilworth's junior section was well represented in the prestigious Warwickshire Boys’ Championship at Edgbaston Golf Club last week.  This competition, played off scratch over 36 holes, also incorporates the team championship for the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup which is awarded to the team of three players, nominated in advance, with the lowest aggregate gross score. 
The trio of Robert Owens, Daniel Lane and Toby Inskip triumphed after beating Walmley GC on countback and lifted the cup for the fourth time since it was first awarded in 2000.
Both Owens (77 and 68) and Lane (73 and 74) finished in the top eight and the latter was also runner-up in the Warwickshire Boys’ Under 16 Championship which is competed for at the same time

Created: 03-Aug-10 12:36

Trio of Kenilworth GC Juniors Lift the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup

  • 2010 WUGC Boys Championship
 -- Daniel Lane (far left), Robert Owens (centre) and Toby Inskip (far right) are pictured with WUGC President, John Powell, and Edgbaston GC's Past Captain, Robert Sawers, having won the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup at Edgbaston GC.

    2010 WUGC Boys Championship

The prestigious Warwickshire Boys’ Championship took place yesterday at Edgbaston Golf Club and Kenilworth’s junior section was well represented with seven juniors taking part.  This competition, played off scratch over 36 holes, also incorporates the team championship for the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup which is awarded to the team of three players, nominated in advance, with the lowest aggregate gross score.  The trio of Robert Owens, Daniel Lane and Toby Inskip combined to produce the lowest gross score of the day after beating Walmley GC on countback.  The fact that this is the fourth time that the cup has been won by Kenilworth GC since it was first awarded in the year 2000 is a testament to the strength of junior golf at the club.

Both Robert Owens and Daniel Lane finished in the top eight with gross scores of 77, 68 and 73,74 respectively.  They will return to Edgbaston next week to compete for the Warwickshire Boys’ Matchplay title.  Daniel Lane was also runner-up in the Warwickshire Boys’ Under 16 Championship which is competed for at the same time.

Congratulations to all those that took part and represented the club so well.

Created: 28-Jul-10 12:11

Maiden Jamega Tour Win for Rory Kirwan

Congratulations to fomer Kenilworth GC junior, Rory Kirwan, who enjoyed his maiden victory on the Jamega Tour this week in South Wales. 

Playing over the very long National Course at The Vale of Glamorgan, Rory followed his opening round of 71 with an excellent five under par 68 in the second and final round to post an overall score of seven under par which was good enough to win by two clear shots.  The winners cheque of £5,000 means that Rory now shares 1st place on the Jamega Tour Order of Merit. 

Rory will be looking to continue his good form when the Jamega Tour visits Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire next Monday & Tuesday.

Created: 29-Apr-10 08:52

Kenilworth Junior Masters 2010: Results

  • Kenilworth Junior Masters 2010 - Winner
 -- Josh Thorley of Church Broughton GC receiving the John Butler Trophy from David Elbourn, captain of Kenilworth GC. Courtesy of DE Photo

    Kenilworth Junior Masters 2010 - Winner

The second Kenilworth Junior Masters, held on Wednesday 7 April, saw 60 junior golfers, ranging in age from just seven to thirteen years old, from across the UK competing for the John Butler Trophy.  Sponsored by the Golf Society of Great Britain, this is one of a series of six national events designed to offer boys and girls aged under 14 the chance to compete against their peers. 

This year's field included some of the leading players in the country at this age group and, indeed, it was an England hopeful who was the runaway winner on the day.   Thirteen year old Josh Thorley, of Broughton Heath Golf Club in Derbyshire, carded an excellent gross score of 72 to beat last year’s winner, Lewis George, of Delamere Forest Golf Club and Jevann Parmar of The Leicestershire both of whom were eight shots adrift after finishing with rounds of 80.

Ryan Church from Oxley Park GC returned the best nett score of the day with an impressive score of 43 points off a handicap of 30.

The full results can be viewed by clicking here.

Created: 20-Apr-10 10:19

KGC Junior Qualifies for Callaway Junior World Championships

Kenilworth junior, Daniel Lane, claimed one of the two qualifying spots available in the 13 - 14 years age category of the Callaway Junior World Championships which are to be held in San Diego in July.  This event, established in 1968, can boast some familiar names amongst the previous winners including Phil Mickleson, Ernie Els & Tiger Woods.

The UK qualifying round, held at South Staffordshire Golf Club last Friday, saw OJ Farrell of Evesham GC claim the first available spot with a round of 74 whilst Daniel finished in a tie for 2nd place after posting a gross score of 78.  A par on the first playoff hole was good enough to earn Daniel the second qualifying position.

Created: 20-Apr-10 10:12

SWL: Kenilworth v's Leamington & County

Kenilworth's juniors visited Leamington & County Golf Club on Sunday for the second South Warwickshire League match of the season.

With Kenilworth's top player Rob Owens unavailable due to injury and newcomers Toby Inskip and Chris Byron on holiday a tough match was in prospect. 

The first win of the day came from Cameron Koolhoven, who was promoted to the main team having played as 1st reserve in the previous game.  His 5&4 win over John Urquart gave Kenilworth the all important first point of the match. Matt Budd was one of those who had stepped up to fill in for our missing regulars and he did us proud.  His 4&2 win over Alex Allen secured the 2nd point of the day for Kenilworth.  Inevitably, the run of good results couldn't last forever and Jacob Forster was the unfortunate player who came up against the big hitting Tom Callaghan who won that match 4&2.  It looked like Alice Young was in command of her game with a handful of holes to go but her opponent, James Matharu, enjoyed a very hot streak with his putter over the closing holes to win on the last hole.  Leamington had levelled the match at 2 points each with two games left on the course.

Daniel Lane secured the 3rd point for Kenilworth in the top game coming back from 2 down after ten holes to win by 2 up against Leamington's number one, George Wale.    Although Kenilworth couldn't lose the match, we needed no worse than a half in the last game to claim the two bonus points that are awarded for a match win.  And so the spotlight turned to James Leggitt.  Playing off a handicap of 12, James would normally play lower down the order in one of the matches played off  handicap but due to the absence of our lower handicap juniors was promoted to the third match which is played off scratch.  His opponent, Josh Bowden, playing off a handicap of 7 would have been the hot favourite to win on paper but thankfully James had other ideas!  Standing on the 18th tee at all square with all of the Kenilworth team watching nervously from behind the green, James hit the shot of the day when he steered a 5 wood to less than 2 foot from the pin on the temporary 18th green.  He tapped his putt into the middle of the hole for a win by the narrowest of margins and the all important point that gave Kenilworth victory by 4 - 2.

Thanks also go to Dom Butler and Ben Whidborne who played as reserves for Kenilworth.

Kenilworth will visit Nuneaton on Sunday 25thApril for the third match of the season where we hope to maintain our unbeaten winning record!  For details of the team for the next match click here.

Created: 13-Apr-10 14:01

Kenilworth Junior Masters 2010 - Draw

The draw for the Kenilworth Junior Masters which is taking place on Wednesday 7 April 2010 has now been made and is available to download by clicking here.

Created: 31-Mar-10 21:57

SWL: KGC Juniors Start the Season with a Win

Kenilworth's juniors played their first match of the season on Sunday afternoon against Coventry Finham.  In many people’s eyes, Coventry's juniors started the season as league title favourites so a tough match was on the cards.  In the event Kenilworth's juniors made the most of home advantage to take a comfortable victory over their nearest neighbours.  Kenilworth's team included two newcomers playing their first match for the club.  Toby Inskip, playing off a 5 handicap, battled through a tightly contested match to beat Ben Goodison by 1up.  The other debutant, Chris Byron, playing off a handicap of 11, enjoyed a more comfortable victory beating Hayden Shirley by a margin of 3&2.  The other winners for Kenilworth were Daniel Lane who beat George Butler 4&3 and James Leggitt who cruised home with a 5&4 win over Adam Shanahan.  The visitors secured two wins with Louie Pett beating Rob Owens by 1 up whilst Danny Launchbury  won his match against Alice Young by 6&4.

Created: 30-Mar-10 09:45

Handicap Review - Junior Section

Based on an anlysis of the results from last year's competitions the following members have each had their handicaps reduced by 1 shot:

Name Old Handicap New Handicap
     
Lewis Barge 17.6 16.6
Matt Budd 17.2 16.2
Bruce Fitzpatrick 14.1 13.1
Jacob Forster 15.0 14.0
Tom Gaunt 24.0 23.0
Matt Hobbs 17.4 16.4
Ben Whidborne 19.9 18.9

 

Well done and good luck for 2010!

Created: 27-Mar-10 11:58

Update: Kenilworth Junior Masters 2010

The deadline for the receipt of entry forms for the Kenilworth Junior Masters has been extended by one week to Wednesday 31st March 2010.

For further information about this event and to download an enrty form please click here.

Created: 26-Mar-10 09:40

EGU Junior National Skills Challenge

In 2010 Kenilworth Golf Club will be taking part again in the EGU's National Skills Challenge.  This year there will be just two challenges rather than three, the first challenge at Kenilworth GC will be held on Saturday 11th April 2010 starting at 3.00 pm.

This event is open to all juniors aged under 18 on 1st January 2010 but those wishing to take part need to register on the EGU website.

For further information please visit the EGU National Skills Challenge page in juniors' section on the website.

Created: 26-Mar-10 09:39

Warwickshire Boys Trials

The Warwickshire Boys Trials will take place at Ingon Manor Golf Club on Thursday 8 April 2010.

To be eligible to enter the Warwickshire Boys Trials the following handicap limits apply -

Age

Maximum Handicap

Under 14 15
Under 16 12
Under 18 7

If you wish to take part your completed entry forms and parental consent form should be passed to the secretary as soon as possible (entries close on 24 March 2010).  Please note, the cost of entry is met by Kenilworth Golf Club.

The entry form and parental consent form can be downloaded by clicking here.

Created: 11-Mar-10 09:29

Warwickshire Schools Championship

The 2010 Warwickshire Schools Championship is being held on Tuesday 6 April 2010 at Rugby Golf Club.

The competitiion is open to boys and girls aged 18 years or under on 31 August 2009 attending, on full-time basis, a school or college in Warwickshire or the West Midlands.

You may enter as an individual but there is also a team prize for three players from the same school.  The winning team will qualify for the English Schools Team Championship final, to be held at Came Down Golf Club, Dorset on Wednesday 7 July 2010.

The winner of the Warwickshire Schools U16's Shield qualifies for ESGA U16s to be held at Delamare Forest Golf Club on Monday 19th July 2010.

Entry forms can be dowloaded cy clicking here and must be submitted by Wednesday 24 March 2010.

Created: 11-Mar-10 09:27

SWL Coaching & Winter Series Comp Cancelled

As a thick covering of snow remains on both the golf course and the practice ground it is unlikely that we will be able to go ahead with the first of the SWL winter coaching sessions scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 21 February. In view of this we have decided to postpone tomorrow's planned coaching.  The first session will now take place, weather permitting, on Sunday 28 February @ 9.30 am.

The junior winter series competition that was due to take place tomorrow afternoon has also been cancelled.

Created: 20-Feb-10 11:43

Junior SWL Squad & Coaching News

In 2010, we are looking to strengthen and develop our SWL squad by giving as many of our juniors as is possible the opportunity to benefit from free coaching from Steve Yates and/or James Crompton and, hopefully, go on to represent the club in South Warwickhsire League matches.

The SWL coaching sessions will take place on the following dates:

Date Time Location
Sunday 28 February 9.30 am Practice Ground
Sunday 7 March 9.30 am Practice Ground
Sunday 14 March 9.30 am Practice Ground
Sunday 21 March 9.30 am Short Game Area

 

The other clubs in the South Warwickshire League are Coventry Finham, Coventry Hearsall, Leamington & County, Nuneaton, Rugby and Stratford-upon-Avon.  Between Easter and September we play a home and away match against each of the clubs in the league.  The matches normally take place on Sunday afternoons.  The SWL represents a great opportunity to play other courses in the area and to develop your matchplay skills.  The season conludes with the SWL Finals Day which, this year, is being hosted by Kenilworth GC on Sunday 26 September 2010.

If you were 18 years of age or under on 1 January 2010 (you do not even have to be a junior!) and have a handicap of 28 or below and would like to be part of the SWL squad for the coming season we would like to know as soon as possible.  So, please add you name to the list that is posted on the junior notice board without delay or contact Richard Lane.

Created: 12-Feb-10 16:51

Junior Presentation Dinner - 20 November

  • The Major Trophy Winners at the 2008 Junior Dinner

    The Major Trophy Winners at the 2008 Junior Dinner

The annual junior presentation dinner takes place on Friday 20 November starting at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.

All juniors, together with their friends and family, are welcome to attend so please add your name and number of people attending to the list on the junior noticeboard in the clubhouse or e-mail the details to richard@the-lanes.co.uk.

This year's menu, priced at £10 per head, is roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes & vegetables followed by apple pie & custard.

 

Created: 03-Nov-09 10:16

Carrick Cup 2009

  • Carrick Cup 2009 Winners
 -- SWL Organiser, Bob Owens, receiving the Carrick Cup from Richard Joyce, Vice Captain on behalf of the triumphant juniors (from left to right) Dom Butler, Daniel Lane, Rob Owens, Jay Underwood & James Leggitt.

    Carrick Cup 2009 Winners

Played for the first time in 2008, the Carrick Cup is competed for between the junior South Warwickshire League team and the men's Mid Warwickshire League team.  Last year the juniors suffered a heavy defeat and were keen to seek their revenge this time around. 

With the first three pairs playing off scratch there were good wins for Rob Owens over Ben Hammond and Alice Young produced the best golf of the day to beat Dean Sparrow.  The only point for the Mid Warwickshire League in the scratch games was won by James Lammond who came back from two down to overcome Daniel Lane.  The remaining matches, played off handicap, saw James Leggitt halve with David Howe whilst Dom Butler beat Maurice Langman and Jay Underwood beat Tony Hammond who kindly stood in at the last minute for the Mid Warwickshire League team.

The final result was a win for Kenilworth's juniors by 4.5 points to 1.5 points.

Our thanks go to our President, Mike Carrick, who not only donated the trophy for this event but also kindly sponsored a BBQ after the match.

Created: 28-Oct-09 17:11

Junior's Winter Series

This winter we are going to try running a monthly nine hole junior competition so that juniors will have a chance to play some competitive golf over the winter months.  Whenever possible, these will be qualifying competitions so will give those taking part an opportunity to get their handicaps cut.

These ‘winter series’ events will all start at 1.00 pm and take place on the following dates –

  • Sunday 15 November 2009
  • Sunday 13 December 2009
  • Sunday 17 January 2010
  • Sunday 21 February 2010
  • Sunday 21 March 2010

An entry sheet for the first event has been posted on the junior noticeboard. Please add your name if you wish to play.

Created: 26-Oct-09 11:52

Robert Owens crowned Junior Club Champion

  • Roberts Owens - Junior Club Champion

    Roberts Owens - Junior Club Champion

Robert Owens proved the importance of consistent play over 36 holes to add the Junior Club Championship to the Men's Club Championship title that he won a little more than a week earlier.

An opening round of 76 left Robert Owens trailing Mike Antona by two shots after eighteen holes with Daniel Lane a distant third following a round of 83. In the second round Mike struggled to maintain his form and after a poor start slumped to a score of 79.  Meanwhile, Daniel was trying to recover lost ground and produced the best score of the day with a gross 73 to close the gap on the two leaders.  Ultimately, however, the day belonged to Robert Owens, a birdie on par 5 16th hole extended his lead to two shots over Mike Antona and although Mike hit back  on the 17th with a birdie of his own Robert held his nerve to sink a testing five foot putt on the final hole for a par to match his first round score of 76 and to secure the title by a one shot margin.

The results can be found by clicking here.

Created: 28-Jul-09 10:38

County Honours for Kenilworth Juniors

Robert Owens and Daniel Lane were selected to represent Warwickshire U16’s in their match against Staffordshire at Uttoxeter Golf Club over the weekend.

The format for the county matches is eighteen holes foursomes matchplay in the morning followed by singles matchplay in the afternoon.  Although Warwickshire suffered a narrow defeat losing by 8.5 to 9.5 points, both Robert and Daniel won both of their games to claim four points for Warwickshire.

Created: 26-May-09 10:46

Kenilworth Junior Masters - Results

  • Lewis George - Kenilworth Junior Masters Champion - being presented with the John Butler Trophy by John Butler
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    Lewis George - Kenilworth Junior Masters Champion - being presented with the John Butler Trophy by John Butler

  • Daniel Lane - Kenilworth Junior Masters Runner-up - receives the runners-up trophy from club captain Alan Pulham
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    Daniel Lane - Kenilworth Junior Masters Runner-up - receives the runners-up trophy from club captain Alan Pulham

  • Bruce Fitzpatrick - Kenilworth Junior Masters Best Nett
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    Bruce Fitzpatrick - Kenilworth Junior Masters Best Nett

The inaugural Kenilworth Junior Masters, sponsored by the Golf Society of Great Britain, was held on Wednesday 15 April 2009. This competition saw 53 junior golfers, ranging in age from six to thirteen years old, from across the UK competing for the John Butler Trophy.

An early morning thunderstorm caused the start of the competition to be delayed by 20 minutes but more significantly left the course playing quite long as a result of the soft fairways.  Coupled with a strong wind for much of the morning, the conditions made low scoring difficult.

The best score of the day was a gross 78 from 12 year old Lewis George, a 6 handicap golfer from Crewe Golf Club.  Lewis was a shot behind home favourite, Daniel Lane, playing the last hole but Lewis secured a birdie on the par 3 eighteenth hole after a six iron tee shot left him a six foot birdie putt which he duly holed to finish seven over par.  Meanwhile, Daniel, playing off a handicap of 7, finished his round on the par 4 ninth hole where a visit to the greenside bunker resulted in a dropped shot for a round of 79.  Third place went to William Aldred, handicap 5, of Mid-Herts Golf Club who was a shot further back with a gross score of 80.

The best nett score was recorded by Kenilworth's Bruce Fitzpatrick who scored an excellent 41 stableford points (five under par) playing off a handicap of 18.

The full results can be viewed by clicking here.

Created: 20-Apr-09 10:34

Kenilworth Junior Newsletter - Spring 2009

The Spring 2009 edition of the KGC Junior Section newsletter is now available to download by clicking here.

Created: 06-Mar-09 08:14

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.

Created: 28-Nov-08 23:06