Race to Oulton Hall 2017

Juniors from nationwide compete in the Race to Oulton Hall

Last Saturday 16th September, Oulton Hall were delighted to welcome children from Belton Woods, Telford, Mottram Hall and Slaley Hall to compete in the season ending Race to Oulton Hall Championship.  At each of these FUEL Golf facilities, order of merits had been run to determine places in the championship and it was great to see a total of 43 children competing.Race to Oulton Hall 2017 1

The format of the day was a 9 hole competition for the long and medium length tee categories and a 7 hole competition for the short hole category.  Children were placed in different categories depending on their level of FUEL golf grading and also club handicap, with the long tee category being a nett competition and the medium and short categories a gross competition.

Before the first tee off at 3pm, it was great to see the children here early, with many hitting some balls on the driving range before joining together on the putting green.  The main focus of such a day is to bring children from all over the country together, to make friends, build skills and most of all have fun!

On to the results and in the long tee category, it was Henry Smith (Oulton Hall) who took 1st prize with a great score of 47 – 16 – 31 nett.  In close 2nd was Sophie Ellis (Belton Woods) with a score of 50 – 18 – 32 nett.  3rd place was taken by Narayan Nair (Oulton Hall) with 55 – 21 – 34 nett.  See below the list of prize winners in the other categories;

Medium length tees

1st           Billy Sturgeon (Oulton Hall) – 38

2nd          Ben Steventon (Telford) – 39

3rd           Jack Parker (Belton Woods) – 41  CPO

4th           Brodie Miller (Telford) – 41

Short length tees

1st           Seth Smith (Oulton Hall) – 32

2nd          James Mordaunt (Mottram Hall) – 35

3rd           Eddie Claughton (Oulton Hall) – 39

4th           William McAdam (Slaley Hall) – 42

On the course, there were also 2 spot prizes – Melissa McKenzie (Telford) won ‘nearest the pin in 2 shots’ on Hole 19 and William McAdam (Slaley Hall) won nearest the pin on Hole 25.

Post the on course event, the children were treated to burgers and chips in the Claret Jug but not before we had a putting competition!  Rory Dunbar (Belton Woods) and Harry Bryce (Telford) shared first prize after completing the 6 hole course in 9 shots.

We would like to express huge thanks to all children, parents and families who attended the event, particularly those that drove from other facilities.  All of the FUEL coaches were delighted to see so many different children come together and enjoy a great day.  The real winner on the day was Junior Golf!  Keep your eyes peeled in the New Year for next year’s venue and event!

Race to Oulton Hall 2017

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FUEL Golf is Q Hotels Golf Academies unique and dynamic junior golf programme that strives to create well rounded individuals, that are physically active for life and love the game of golf. For more information about FUEL Golf, please click here or contact Programme Director, Thomas Devine, on tdevine@qhotelsgolfacademies.co.uk