The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club hosted 21 boys and girls for the England Golf Midlands Regional Skills Final, supported by FootJoy.
The youngsters qualified for the event after competing in two National Skills Challenge events at their home clubs earlier in the year. The boy and girl winners from each age group will now attend the Skills Challenge National Final on Saturday 6th September, at the National Golf Centre in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.
Rookie 8 years & under Cameron Wood – Tapton Park Golf Club, Derbyshire Holly Waterfield – Lutterworth Golf Club, Leicestershire
Rookie 9 to 11 years Chanon James – Kenilworth Golf Club, Warwickshire Emily Weaver – Burghill Valley Golf Club, Herefordshire
Tour 12 to 14 years Joshua Ashton – Tapton Park Golf Club, Derbyshire Georgina Sockett - Burghill Valley Golf Club, Herefordshire
Tour 15 to 17 years Robert Miller – Bakewell Golf Club, Derbyshire Meggan Gee – The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, Warwickshire
Russell Lawes, FootJoy Marketing Manager, commented: “Everyone at FootJoy would like to congratulate those players who have managed to progress through to the National Skills final and wish them every success. We have once again been delighted to support all players who have entered the skills challenge at the varying regional events and wish all players every success with the development of their golf game.
“There is a perfect synergy between the National Skills Challenge and FJ's The Mark of a Player mantra, by teaching the next generation of golfers the key fundamentals which will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the game of golf."
The England Golf National Skills Challenge, supported by FootJoy, has over 850 golf clubs and 6,500 juniors registered to take part. The Skills Challenge aims to make practice fun for young golfers and consists of 10 activities, which clubs run for their junior players. These support skill development and also provide encouragement to practice.
Golf clubs which run Skills Challenge events within two specific dates input their players’ scores onto an online leaderboard, which identifies the juniors who qualify for the regional finals. The Regional Final at The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club turned out to be a real challenge, using the superb practice area, putting green and driving range facilities.
For more details on The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club click here.
FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, supports England Golf’s National Skills Challenge and kindly supplies products and prizes to all players who qualify for the Regional and National Finals.
For more information on the National Skills Challenge click here.
Please find below a list of all participating players from the Midlands Regional Skills Final:
Dominic Chew Rookie 8 yrs & under South Kyme Golf Club
Cameron Wood Rookie 8 yrs & under Tapton Park Golf Club
Guy Wilkinson Rookie 8 yrs & under Whittlebury Park Golf Club
Holly Waterfield Rookie 8 yrs & under Lutterworth Golf Club
Caitlin Worth Rookie 8 yrs & under Whittlebury Park Golf Club
Madeleine Evans Rookie 8 yrs & under Whittlebury Park Golf Club
Jack Barker-Sabido Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Tapton Park Golf Club
Chanon James Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Kenilworth Golf Club
Max Jinks Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Lutterworth Golf Club
Emily Weaver Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Burghill Valley Golf Club
Georgia Lloyd Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Whittlebury Park Golf Club
Jordan Evans Tour 12 to 14 yrs Hawkstone Park Golf Club
Joshua Ashton Tour 12 to 14 yrs Tapton Park Golf Club
Arnie James Tour 12 to 14 yrs Kenilworth Golf Club
Georgina Sockett Tour 12 to 14 yrs Burghill Valley Golf Club
Izzy Turner Tour 12 to 14 yrs Burghill Valley Golf Club
Sophie Weaver Tour 12 to 14 yrs Burghill Valley Golf Club
Will Slater Tour 15 to 17 yrs Kenilworth Golf Club
Robert Miller Tour 15 to 17 yrs Bakewell Golf Club
Sam Barker-Sabido Tour 15 to 17 yrs Tapton Park Golf Club
Meggan Gee Tour 15 to 17 yrs The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club