Prior to the formation of NPGC in 2013, neither of the former Clubs, Thorpe Wood or Orton Meadows, had sufficient junior members to form a junior section. It is only since 2013, and primarily through the commitment of Aaron Jones, one of our professionals, to encourage local youngsters to become more actively involved in competitive golf that we now have sufficient members to form a junior section.
Aaron conducts coaching sessions on Monday evenings and on Saturday mornings for his Junior Academy members and holds regular competitions for the juniors during school holidays. As a consequence of this support, and the enthusiasm of its members, the Junior Section this year entered teams into the CAGU Junior League and Cup competitions under the present captaincy of Kallon Rawlins and his vice-captain, Corey Dann.
In addition, Chris Dann has become the Junior Organiser and brings his experience of running junior football teams to coordinating our junior golfers.
The sponsor who has so kindly helped the Junior Section is Rob Moors of Progressive Properties.
A team of Lucas Bicker, Dan Clark and Kallon Rawlins had early success by winning the 2016 CAGU Junior Champion Club Tournament, the first competition in which they had competed. Dan Clark also came second with 44 pts in the Individual Competition. The team will be off to Frilford Heath later in the year to play in the National Finals.
Some of the junior members have been encouraged by the Club Captain to enter men’s competitions to gain experience and confidence by playing at a higher level of competition.
Information regarding obtaining a handicap can be found on the Home page of this website.
Chris Dann: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01733 247181/07890 524397
Aaron Jones: e-mail: email@example.com
Tel: 01733 267701 (Nene Park Driving Range)/07743 416528
FIXTURES & RESULTS:
21 May – St Ives Junior Cup KO Competition v St Neots GC lost 2-4
CAGU Junior Inter-Club League 2016 Season (St Neots Trophy)
Sun 22 May v Gog Magog ‘B’ (A) NP lost 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 (For captain Kallon Rawlings, vice captain Corey Dann, George Geddis, Dan Clarke, Kai Raymond and Lucas Bickers this was their first League match team which was closely fought on the brutally hilly Wendlebury Course. This was a great experience with some fantastic hospitality by the hosts.)
12 Jun v Girton match drawn 2 1/2 - 2 1/2
Tyler Burr won 5 & 3
Callum Ford Halved
Lucas Bickers won 6 & 5
Corey Dann lost 4 & 3
Rylan Thomas lost 6 & 5
(Picture shows from left to right: Lucas Bickers, Rylan Thomas, Corey Dann, Tyler Burr
Callum Forde, Chris Dann)
19 June – CAGU Friendly Golf Junior KO Trophy v Girton (Quarter Final) NPGC won 2&1
(Unfortunately Girton could only field 4 players therefore having to forfeit 1 tie.)
The two games playing Greensomes were as follows
Corey Dann and Kallon Rawlings lost 2 & 1
Lucas Bickers and Dan Clarke won 2 & 1
(Picture shows from left to right: Chris Dann, Tyler Burr, Dan Clarke, Rylan Thomas,
Corey Dann, Kallon Rawlings, Lucas Bickers, Callum Forde, Aaron Jones, Barry Orgill)
The Semi Final will be played at home on 31st July
Sun 14 July v Bourn (A) NPGC won 3-0 (Bourn only able to field 3 players)
Corey Dann won 3&2
Tyler Burr won 4&3
Lucas Bickers won 6&4
30th July - CAGU Friendly Golf Knockout Trophy Semi-Final v Ely City
NPGC won 5-1 (Unfortunately Ely City were unable to field 6 players so the first tie was a walkover for NPGC)
Kallon Rawlings & Tyler Burr won 2-0
Lucas Bickers & Rylan Thomas drew 1-1
Corey Dann & Daniel Clarke won 2-0
12/13 August Junior Championship Finals at Frilford Heath
Following their earlier success in winning the 2016 CAGU Junior Champion Club Tournament, the first competition in which they had entered, the team of Lucas Biker, Dan Clark & Kallon Rawlings played in the National Finals at Frilford Heath.
After Day One they had achieved a 12th place (2 best stableford scores on each hole). It was to their credit that on the second day they played fantastically well finishing with a score of 81 pts, resulting in a tie with the eventual winners, only losing first place when the 3rd person’s score was taken into consideration.
This is the first year that the juniors at Nene Park Golf Club have taken part in competitions and their success is due to the coaching from Aaron Jones and the support of Chris Dann, the Junior Organiser.
Cambridgeshire Friendly Cup Final - Greensomes format - played at Elton Furze
Nene Park GC v Peterborough Milton GC
Daniel Clarke & Corey Dann – match halved
Lucas Bickers and Rylan Thomas won 1 up
Tyler Burr & Callum Meneely lost 4&3
As the match was halved, the final pairings had to go down the 1st in a sudden death play-off and the NPGC team was beaten by Milton