Talented youngsters win South West Skills final

South West Skills finalists

The Kendleshire Golf Club, in Gloucestershire, hosted 23 boys and girls for the England Golf South West Regional Skills Final, supported by FootJoy.

The youngsters (pictured) qualified for the event after competing in two National Skills Challenge events at their home clubs earlier in the year.

The boy and girl winners from each age group will now attend the Skills Challenge National Final on Saturday 6th September, at the National Golf Centre in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. They are:

Rookie 8 years & under
Jack Dart – Churston Golf Club, Devon
Grace Bowen – Gaudet Luce Golf Club, Worcestershire

Rookie 9 to 11 years
Sam Trott – Weymouth Golf Club, Dorset
Rebecca Whitehouse – Gaudet Luce Golf Club, Worcestershire

Tour 12 to 14 years
Mark Rankin – Weymouth Golf Club, Dorset
Lexi Dart – Churston Golf Club Ltd, Devon

Tour 15 to 17 years
James Drury – Gaudet Luce Golf Club, Worcestershire
Jessica Francis – Churston Golf Club, Devon

Russell Lawes, FootJoy Marketing Manager, commented: “Everyone at FootJoy would like to congratulate those players who have managed to progress through to the National Skills final and wish them every success.

“We have once again been delighted to support all players who have entered the skills challenge at the varying regional events and wish all players every success with the development of their golf game.

“There is a perfect synergy between the National Skills Challenge and FJ's The Mark of a Player mantra, by teaching the next generation of golfers the key fundamentals which will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the game of golf."

The England Golf National Skills Challenge, supported by FootJoy, has over 850 golf clubs and 6,500 juniors registered to take part.  

The Skills Challenge aims to make practice fun for young golfers and consists of 10 activities, which clubs run for their junior players. These support skill development and also provide encouragement to practice.  Golf clubs which run Skills Challenge events within two specific dates input their players’ scores onto an online leaderboard, which identifies the juniors who qualify for the regional finals.

The Regional Final at The Kendleshire Golf Club turned out to be a real challenge, using the superb practice area, putting green and driving range facilities.  For further details on The Kendleshire Golf Club and their facilities visit www.thekendleshire.com.

FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, supports England Golf’s National Skills Challenge and kindly supplies products and prizes to all players who qualify for the Regional and National Finals.

For more information on the National Skills Challenge click here.

Please find below a list of all participating players from the South West Regional Skills Final.

Name

Age Category

Golf Club

George Furneaux

Rookie 8 yrs & under

Churston Golf Club

Jack Dart

Rookie 8 yrs & under

Churston Golf Club

Brandon Skidmore

Rookie 8 yrs & under

Brickhampton Court Golf Complex

Lottie Tooley

Rookie 8 yrs & under

Churston Golf Club

Lily James

Rookie 8 yrs & under

Yelverton Golf Club

Grace Bowen

Rookie 8 yrs & under

Gaudet Luce Golf Club

 

 

 

Drew Mackinnon

Rookie 9 to 11 yrs

Southampton Golf Club

Daniel Voysey

Rookie 9 to 11 yrs

Wharton Park Golf Club

Sam Trott

Rookie 9 to 11 yrs

Weymouth Golf Club

Constance Brooks

Rookie 9 to 11 yrs

Gaudet Luce Golf Club

Bea Stone

Rookie 9 to 11 yrs

East Devon Golf Club

Rebecca Whitehouse

Rookie 9 to 11 yrs

Gaudet Luce Golf Club

 

 

 

Scott Parker

Tour 12 to 14 yrs

Royal North Devon Golf Club

Mark Rankin

Tour 12 to 14 yrs

Weymouth Golf Club

Sam Keyte

Tour 12 to 14 yrs

Royal North Devon Golf Club

Lexi Dart

Tour 12 to 14 yrs

Churston Golf Club

Shannon Parfitt

Tour 12 to 14 yrs

Weymouth Golf Club

Karrie Spencer

Tour 12 to 14 yrs

Churston Golf Club

 

 

 

Sean Dimmick

Tour 15 to 17 yrs

Weymouth Golf Club

James Drury

Tour 15 to 17 yrs

Gaudet Luce Golf Club

Jessica Francis

Tour 15 to 17 yrs

Churston Golf Club

Emily Morey

Tour 15 to 17 yrs

East Devon Golf Club

Katy Matthews

Tour 15 to 17 yrs

Wharton Park Golf Club