Allendale Juniors excelled in the 9 hole Texas Scramble at Matfen
In the final competition of the Texas Scramble series, which has been held at Matfen over the winter, Allendale Juniors had their best scoring result yet, finishing 3 under par on the 9 hole course off a team handicap of +2.
We did not play in the first competition but won the second of the four competitions back in November. On Sunday, the ever-present team of Carl Baxter, Jack Campbell, Haydn Rutherford and Daniel Twizell, finished equal first with their net score but came second on countback.
As an extra bonus, Haydn took the award for nearest to the pin at the 3rd hole and then on the final hole, the team were awarded nearest to the pin after 2 shots.
Congratulations to the team for these outstanding results.
Valeria Dunn – Allendale Junior Organiser
The MKM 2018 Junior 9-hole Open is scheduled for Saturday, 14th July 2018. The Rules and Parental Consent forms are now on the website – Juniors/MKM 2018 Junior Open.
A quite remote rural community of some 2,000 people, Allendale is located in the heart of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Golf Club is one of several organisations in the village that strive successfully to provide excellent and enjoyable sporting opportunities for the youngsters within the community.
The Junior Golf section is run entirely by volunteers, supported by a visiting professional whose coaching is funded by the Golf Foundation and a County group called Active Northumberland. Last year, the Golf Club also benefited from the generous support of a local business sponsor and from the fundraising efforts of the Junior members’ parents and families.
The Golf Club does not act in isolation – other Junior sporting representatives in Allendale, including Cricket, Football, Badminton, and Tennis , have met with AGC’s junior organiser such that all events are coordinated to avoid date clashes as well as encouraging cross-promotion of all sports. To this end we are posting information related to junior All Stars Cricket – see below for details: