CGC registered as a CASC member in July of 2004. Churston believes that sports clubs play a valuable role in their communities and therefore was please to register as one.
As a CASC registered Club we pride ourselves on being completely open to new members without discrimination. It also enables us to focus more thoroughly on our younger members. Since our induction into CASC, CGC has embarked on a rigorous commitment to Junior participation. We applied for GolfMark a government backed best practice scheme, which formalises our commitment to giving young people exposure to the game in a safe and encouraging environment. We are proud to have been awarded a “High Achievers” status of GolfMark, and have recently been granted it for another 3 years.
Some of the Club’s Junior golfing success for 2014 are listed below.
At the Ladies County Medal Finals at Wrangaton on 19th March it was two of our junior girls who qualified to represent Churston’s Ladies section; Jess Francis in the Silver division & Lexi Dart in the bronze. Jess finished fourth, one shot behind the winner & Lexi carded the best nett score of the day & won the Bronze division as well as the Centenary Salver for Churston Golf Club.
Less than a week later Jess represented Churston Ladies in the England Golf Regional Medal finals at Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset. She played the round of her life to finish first in a field of
100 ladies & the only player to break par with a nett 72 (CSS 78), Jess will now go to the Grand Final in Northampton on 28th June.
Having completed both of the National Skills Challenges we had five juniors make it through to the Regional Finals at the Kendleshire Golf Club, Bristol on 13th August & pleasingly both Jess Francis & Jack Dart won their age groups to go through to the National Final at the “Home of English Golf” Woodhall Spa on the 29th September. Jess finished third but Jack won the 8 years & under boys so is now National Champion!!
|Regional qualifiers Luke, Jess, Lexi, Emilia & Jack||Jess & Jack at Woodhall Spa|
In the County Boy’s Championship at Boringdon Park on 3rd September Tom Simpson (pictured on the Right) took the County Title by the narrowest of margins. A 36 hole scratch medal, Tom started well with a morning round of 70. He made a steady start in the afternoon dropping just one shot on the front 9, but a run of three bogeys on the back nine threatened to wreck his chances. He ‘steadied the ship’ and an eagle 3 on the par five 17th followed by a par on the 18th was enough to win by just one shot.
Danny Guy aged 15, was awarded England Under 16 Regional coaching for the second year running, as well as representing the County at Under 16 & Under 18 levels.
The Club’s success was not completely limited to the Juniors as Joe Davis and Lee Marels won the Devon Scratch Foursomes Championships at Thurlestone.
In increasingly blustery conditions Joe Davis and Lee Marels beat a strong field to win the Devon Scratch County Foursomes at Thurlestone on Sunday with 71 +73 = 144. Their score was 2 better than Tim Aggett & Robert Sandford from Staddon Heights and 5 better than Jack Potter and Mike Copperwaite from Stover. This truly great performance was made even more special by the fact that they finished birdie, par, bogey, par, eagle to win by two shots.
Finally we are keen to promote other sporting activities from local Clubs and the high achievements of local sportswomen and sportsmen. One such person that deserves mention is Cameron Thomas please check out his web site http://www.cameronthomas.co.uk
CGC wishes Cameron every success in his transition from Juniors to Youths, you never know the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are just under four years away and dreams must start somewhere!
If you have knowledge of outstanding performances by local Sportswomen or Sportsmen please let us know and we would be delighted to include them on this page.