The Vale Resort’s junior golf team, including 14-year old Grace Connelly is celebrating a double victory after winning two consecutive regional golfing championships.
The team, captained by Jack Wiggins, 16 from Tonyrefail, and made up of Grace Connelly, 14 from Miskin, Oliver Brown, 17 from Cowbridge, Morgan Grace, 16 from Glynneath, Ronan Oliver, 15 from Pontyclun and Ben Davies, 15 from Cardiff, achieved first place in the Welsh Junior Inter-Club Championships in Builth Wells this October, securing them a place at the Home Nations Inter-Club Championships in Andalucía, Spain in 2016.
Securing a second victory, the Vale junior team, joined by Callaghan Smith, 13 from Miskin and Jordan Oliver, 13 from Pontyclun, went on to beat the experienced Neath junior team in four nail-biting games at the Glamorgan County East vs. West Final held at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in November.
Clive Coombs, the Vale Resort’s golf operations manager, said: “The junior team has proved themselves to be formidable golfing opponents with their latest round of success at a regional level. Each player brought individual strengths to the teams and they played some fantastic rounds of golf throughout both competitions.
“We are incredibly proud of how hard the teams have worked this year and the double victory reflects the level of investment the Vale Resort puts into nurturing our junior members through the golf Academy to be the great golfing stars of the future.
“We are all looking forward to the Home Nations Inter-Club Championships in Andalucía and hope to repeat our success of 2013 and bring home the trophy!”
The teams are made up of players who have come through the Vale Resort’s Junior Golfing Academy, which has produced young golfing stars such as the European Amateur Championship Cup winner, Rhys Pugh.
To celebrate the recent successes of the junior golfing team, the Vale is currently offering more than 50% off the Junior Membership subscriptions fee for the first year as part of a special Junior Golfing Membership Package. Open to young people aged between 8-18 years, it also includes free access to the Vale’s Academy Coaching Scheme, a copy of the Academy’s coaching manual and four free group coaching lessons.
For more information on the Junior Golf Programme, please visit www.vale-hotel.com/golf