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Youth Shield 2019


YOUTH SHIELD
Handicap League Final  

The 2019 Handicap league final was played between Chelmsford and Wanstead Golf Clubs. Frinton Golf Club were the hosts on a typically autumnal morning on Sunday 16th September.

A large number of supporters were kept entertained throughout the final by two teams who clearly enjoyed the experience. The first two matches to finish were match 2 and match 3, in which both Lauren Gowers and Rosie  Boyce registered substantial wins for Chelmsford. Wanstead finally picked up their first point with a hard fought victory for Max Shepherd over Sam Calvert, 3&2 being the final score in that match. In match 5 Shinil Balakrishnan brought Wanstead level on points with Chelmsford, 2 – 2, as he cruised to a 7&5 win in his match with Amy Caldon. So the final result all came down to match 4 between Chelmsford’s Megan Dawson and Josh Hussein from Wanstead. Eventually this match went Josh’s way 4&3 to ensure the trophy would be going down to north London. Both teams can be proud of the way they played, and their achievement in making it into the final.


It was a great match which was enjoyed by all spectators, our congratulations to both teams, and particularly to Wanstead for their success.   

Our thanks to Frinton Golf Club for hosting this event and extending a warm welcome to all involved in finals day. 


YOUTH SHIELD
Scratch League Final  

The 2019 Youth Shield final was played at Frinton Golf Club on Sunday 15th September with Thondon Park playing against 2017 winners, Chelmsford.  

A gentle breeze with a little autumn sunshine braking through the clouds greeted the players on the first tee. The standard of golf on display was excellent and kept both sets of supporters entertained throughout the final. Junior county players William Horne ,Thorndon Park, and Harvey Sullivan, Chelmsford, went out in match 1 and the anticipated epic encounter did not disappoint. Will Horne started the better of the two and through 9 holes held a 3up lead. But Harvey was not done and by the 17th tee had reduced the deficit to just 1 down. Harvey managed a win on the par 5 18th to finally get back to all square and take the match into extra holes.

Meanwhile in match 2 Sophie Wheeler registered Thorndon Park’s first point with a 3&2 win over Lewis Wright, and in match 3 Louis Vallis made it two points for Thorndon Park with a 2&1 victory. Matt O’Connor got Chelmsford on the scoreboard with a 3&1 win over Alex Maplesden in match 4. 

Harvey and Will halved their first extra hole, and this match now looked as though it was going to be the decider as Harry Crocker was well up for Chelmsford in match 5. On the 2nd tee Harvey missed the fairway left but Will’s driver broke as he was playing his tee shot causing his ball to veer right into a hedge, a cruel piece of bad luck. As they both arrived at the green Will graciously conceded defeat to Harvey who had played an excellent approach shot onto the green in two. At the same moment Harry Crocker completed his match with a 3&2 win for Chelmsford, giving them an overall 3 – 2 victory.

On receiving the Youth Shield trophy Chelmsford team Captain, Carter Rowe, said it was a great match and congratulated Thorndon Park on making it so. Our congratulations to Chelmsford on their victory.   

Many thanks to Frinton Golf Club for hosting this event as part of our finals day. 

 



Youth Shield 2019 Handicap Leagues


Quarter finalist qualification
Handicap Leagues:
  Top two teams in each of the four leagues, on points.
If teams finish equal on points positions will be established on:
The team with the best differential between matches won and matches lost.
The result of the fixture between the teams
If still equal, draw lots.


Youth Shield Scratch Leagues


Quarter finalist qualification
Scratch Leagues:  Top two teams in each of the three leagues, plus two third placed teams with the 

best record against the other teams in the top four positions in their league.
League Positions: The team with the best differential between matches won and matches lost.
The result of the fixture between the teams If still equal, draw lots.

Best two third placed teams: If teams finish equal on points positions will be established on:
The team with the best differential between matches won and matches lost.
If still equal, draw lots.


Youth Shield 2018

Finals played at Clacton Golf Club 16th September 
Scratch Final 
Congratulations to Colchester GC on their victory over Abridge 3-2.

The 2018 Youth Shield final was played at Clacton Golf Club on Sunday 16thSeptember with Abridge playing against last year’s beaten finalists Colchester.  

The standard of golf on display was excellent and kept the large number of supporters entertained throughout the final. Abridge were unable to play Curtis Knipes in their team as he was on duty for Essex in the County Champions event at Woodhall Spa, but that did not deter Harvey Sullivan, promoted to number 1 he had an excellent 6&4 victory over Colchester’s Dan Nicholls. Wins for Max Maynard and Josh Coleman got Colchester on the scoreboard, but a win on the 18thby Lewis Wright tied things up at 2 points each with the final match entering the closing holes. 

Colchester’s Charley Hayley was 2 up going down the 16thhole, but a short while later after some gritty play from George Halleybone the match was on the 18thtee with Charley only 1 up. George managed to par the 18thleaving Charley with a four-footer to win the match, but alas her putt slipped by the hole taking the match into extra holes. For the second year running The Youth Shield final, and Colchester’s fate, would be sealed in extra holes. Thankfully for the Colchester supporters Charley did not let the missed putt on the 18thaffect her, and in winning the first extra hole she brought an excellent final to a close, and the Youth Shield trophy to Colchester.  

It was a great match which was enjoyed by all spectators, our congratulations to Colchester who have won the trophy they so narrowly lost last year.   

Our thanks to Clacton Golf Club for hosting this event as part of our finals day. 


Handicap Final
Congratulations to Rochford Hundred on their victory over The Warren 3-2.

The top team in each of the four leagues this year progressed to semi-finals, with Rochford Hundred and The Warren prevailing to be part of our finals day event at Clacton Golf Club on Sunday 16thSeptember.

A large number of supporters were kept entertained throughout the final by two teams who clearly enjoyed the experience. The first two matches went down to the 18thhole resulting in wins in both matches to Rochford. At the back of the field in matches 4 and 5 The boys from The Warren closed out two comfortable wins to tie up the scores at 2 points each, with the final match in play on the 18thfairway. In the end, Alex Oddy held on to win his match 2 up ,the Rochford Hundred team were just able to perform that little bit better on the day to secure a 3 – 2 victory. Both teams can be proud of the way they played, and their achievement in making it into the final.

It was a great match which was enjoyed by all spectators, our congratulations to both teams, and particularly to Rochford Hundred for their success.   

Our thanks to Clacton Golf Club for hosting this event and extending a warm welcome to all involved in finals day.







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