GOLF — Junior Open Contest Held At Gourock

20 September, 2021 | Sport

MORE than 20 boys and girls took part in Gourock Golf Club’s Guintoli Trophy, a junior open competition that dates back to the mid 1970s.

Juniors travelled from the other Inverclyde clubs as well as further afield.

There was a great atmosphere around the club and on the course on the day and the club is once again grateful to Amazon Gourock for sponsoring the event.

Amazon representative Gillian Maxwell presented the prizes.

This event saw the culmination of a busy season for the Junior section at Gourock under the committed leadership of convener Ian Samuel.


Gillian Maxwell from Amazon Gourock and junior section convener Ian Samuel with Neil Rainey

Guintoli Trophy

Neil Rainey, Erskine 86

Callum Graham, Erskine 91 BIH

Kobe Phillips, West Kilbride 91

Aitken Trophy

Jack Singleton, Greenock 98-47 = 51

Kyle Hardie, Erskine 94-32 = 62

Michael Harkins, Greenock 98-29 = 69

Andrew Wooler, Gourock 110-40 = 70

Gillian Maxwell from Amazon Gourock and junior section convener Ian Samuel with Amie Keenan

Leith Trophy (under-14)

Amie Keenan, Gourock 107

Novelty Prizes

Girls’ longest drive — Amie Keenan

Boys’ longest drive — Andrew Wooler

Nearest the pin — Callum Graham

Throughout the season there has been an array of events and activities on offer to the boys and girls.

These included two banks of Tuesday night coaching lasting for a total of eight weeks; a four-week girls’ coaching hub; coaching from a group of European Tour pros including 1999 Open winner Paul Lawrie; Thursday and Sunday competitions; younger juniors taking part in the innovative Scottish Golf 6s events; indoor coaching; and a group of juniors competing successfully in open competitions.

Plans are well advanced for a programme of autumn and winter events to make sure the club keeps developing its young golfers.

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