Youth Shield 2019
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.
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
Youth Shield Scratch Leagues
best record against the other teams in the top four positions in their league.
Best two third placed teams: If teams finish equal on points positions will be established on:
Youth Shield 2018
Finals played at Clacton Golf Club 16th September