Shrewsbury Golf Club defeated Llanymynech to win the President's Plate in a thrilling tie on Sunday. The tie was finely poised after the1st leg at 1.5-1.5 with Shrewsbury 5 holes up, but home advantage can often be enormous at such courses and Llanymynech started as slight favourites.
In an effort to get early momentum, Barry Ruddick & Sean McCarthy were sent out first and in a tight game edged into an early lead. In the second match, Andy Mallett and Tom Kerr traded birdies with their opposition and also moved into a promising position. The final game saw Martyn Travis and Ian Forbes take on Dave Caldwell and BasilGriffiths, arguably Shropshire's finest amateur golfer over his entire career. A cagey opening saw most of the opening holes halved.
The galleries were treated to some sensational golf from players on both sides and the benign conditions allowed the target golf to continue throughout the opening exchanges, with Shrewsbury slightly in the ascendency.
Llanymynech's long 9th hole is rightly regarded as a monster but all 3 Shrewsbury pairs birdied this tough hole and moving on to the Back 9 Shrewsbury were 3 up, 3up and 2up and seemed to be on their way to a famous win.
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Shrewsbury Golf Club is starting a new Academy to attract local children to try play golf. The Academy gives children of all ages the opportunity to try playing the game and provides them with expert tuition from the Club's professional John Richards, assistant professional, Josh Charnock and trainee professional Simon Davies. The academy begins in April and is sponsored by Greenhous Volvo in Shrewsbury.
Golf is growing in popularity amongst young people. Shrewsbury Golf Club is keen to dispel the perception that golf is a sport for older people. It has created an academy to encourage children to try the sport and learn to play. Shrewsbury Golf Club has a growing Junior section and Junior Organiser, Richard Beason wants to give more children the opportunity to get into golf. "Golf is a fun game requiring good hand eye co-ordination. There is great satisfaction in blasting a golf ball skyward. Our academy will also provide an opportunity to make friends and play in competitions," said Richard.
The Academy will also provide an opportunity to develop the skills to play golf competitively and play in national competitions. Junior Captain, Joe Sherratt and Junior Vice Captain, Larissa Jones will be building a junior team to play a number of other clubs in a national league this summer. "The competition is played across a number of different courses, initially at Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Patshull Park. We are hoping that some of the young people who attend the academy may want to play competitively, develop their skills with help from the professional coaches, and get selected for the team," said Joe. "I'm also hoping that a number of girls come to the academy, so we have a team with several girls in it," said Larissa.
The academy is being sponsored by local business Greenhous Volvo in Shrewsbury. Steve Rowson, General Manager of Greenhous Volvo said: "I'm delighted to be sponsoring the academy. I hope local children will come and discover how fun golf can be, make new friends and get to play competitively. We may also discover naturally talented young people who go on to make a career from the game."
The Academy runs on a Friday afternoon after school at 4:30pm. It begins on Friday 17th April. Children wanting to join the Academy should contact Shrewsbury Golf Club on 01743 872977 and select Option 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Shrewsbury Golf Club defeated Llanymynech to win the President's Plate in a thrilling tie on Sunday, full story including team picture can be found in the members area of this website.
We are delighted to announce for 2015 we are now able to accept On-Line bookings from both Members and Visitors for our Open Competitions, the first competition to use this new feature will be the Easter Open Mixed Greensomes
The Easter Open Mixed Greensomes Competiton will take place on Wednesday 1st April 2015, the cost of this event is just £7.50 for members and £12.50 for visitors, the golf club would be grateful for your support in using this new facility.
To enter On-Line and reserve your tee time, please click on the link "Open Golf Events" this link can be found in the list on the left side of this page.
Further Open Competitions are also available to book On-Line.
Combined Open Am-Am Stableford Sun 7th June 15
Mens Open Meeting 4BBB Stableford Sat 20th June 15
Open Mixed Greensomes Sun 28th June 15
Senior' Open Mixed Greensomes Thurs 16th July 15
We have some NEW STOCK in the shop which has resulted in a lot of interest from the members. The new D.N.A .shoe from FootJoy has been receiving a lot of attention. Please call into the shop to take a look at this, and the rest of our new stock.
Shrewsbury Golf Club, Grange Lane, Condover, Shrewsbury, SY5 7BL
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