Redbourn Golf Club welcomed 55 youngsters to its nine-hole Kingsbourne Course last weekend for the Regional Qualifier of the national Wee Wonders Golf Championships 2012.
With a place in the Grand Final at the home of golf, St Andrews, up for grabs in seven different categories, boys and girls aged 5- to 12-years-old came from far and wide to compete in the annual junior golf event.
Played over the Par-3 Kingsbourne Course at Redbourn - part of BGL Golf, the UK's leading golf course owner and operator - the youngsters tackled challenging holes ranging from 111- to 223-yards long with winners from each category securing their place at St Andrews.
The winners were:
Boys 11-12: Arron Edwards-Hill - 31
Girls 11-12: Holly Hunter - 35
Boys 9-10: Owen Meeds - 33
Girls 9-10: Lily Cotton - 54
Boys 7-8: Keirtan Sangha - 38
Boys 5-6: Hugh Jacobs - 57
Girls 5-8: Grace Evans - 58
Ian McDowell, Redbourn Golf Club General Manager, said: "The Wee Wonders Championship is a wonderful format that has young people up and down the country playing and competing in golf.
"On behalf of everyone at Redbourn, I'd like to congratulate all of the winners, and wish them luck in the Grand Final at St Andrews next month."
Continuing Redbourn's tireless promotion of junior golf, a full schedule of summer activities is on offer at the club every week of the school holidays including three-day coaching camps and Friday Fun Days for youngsters between the ages of six and 14 to benefit from the expert tutelage of the club's PGA Professionals.
Utilising Redbourn's extensive practice facilities, such as the 20-bay driving range, children will be taught all aspects of the game from putting and chipping to iron play and driving, with fun competitions and prizes on offer.
"For any youngsters inspired by this weekend's Open, the summer coaching sessions will provide children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience golf in a fun and friendly environment helping them learn and improve skills, which may lead, one day, to them following in the footsteps the likes of Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood," added McDowell.
Summer Golf Camps at Redbourn cost just £70 and Friday Fun Days are £25 with the cost including all equipment, green fees and prizes. Full details of the coaching camps are available at: www.redbourngolfclub.com/whats-on/junior-summer-coaching-activities-2012
For further information visit www.redbourngolfclub.com or call: 01582 793493.
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