Juniors Section of Mullion GC
The Mullion junior golf team finished their season with an impressive run to the final of the prestigious George Bolitho Shield. Having defeated West Cornwall, Falmouth and Killow in the group stages Mullion beat St Austell in the morning semi-final before meeting Truro in the afternoon final on a wet and overcast day at Carlyon Bay.
Connor Flynn was first away and having been behind most of the way he led after 16 holes but lost the last two to see Truro take the lead. Rhys Kerton had every chance to beat one handicapper Jared Mortimore but lost the last hole to finish all square. In contrast Connor Davidson fought back from 4 down with 6 to play to halve the match with Joe Reynard. Freddie Norris maintained his unbeaten run in 2016 beating Emily Wilson and whilst Gavin Hearne got a half in his match defeats for Dan Ferrie and Jim Lee saw Truro victorious by 4.25 to 2.5.
Nevertheless an excellent effort from Mullion who were runners up for the second time in three years. It was a final team outing for Dan Ferrie, Gavin Hearne and Connor Flynn.
See the photo of the team below
Mullion Juniors and how to be part of this growing section
The Mullion junior section is one of the county's top junior golf sections with in excess of 30 members ranging from 6 to 18 years old.
The juniors play every Saturday morning from 8:30 AM starting with the low handicappers playing competition golf through to those who are new to golf and who take part in what we call ‘Golf 90.’
‘Golf 90’ introduces young people to golf. It's called ‘Golf 90’ because it takes 90 minutes from around 9:30 AM. For anyone wishing to try out golf we provide coaching and supervision and some equipment to get players started.
We monitor and encourage the development of our juniors so that they can follow a progressive path through from ‘Golf 90’ to 5 holes off the junior tees, then 9 holes, 12 holes and finally 18 holes initially off the junior tees and then when they reach a handicap of 28 they progress to the adult tees. When they reach 18 handicap they play off the championship tees.
Our top junior players represent Cornwall in different age groups and as a team have been highly successful for many years in County junior competitions.
Our aim is to make junior golf both an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We are fortunate to have a number of adult volunteers who provide supervision, organisation and coaching. if you would like to be part of the Mullion junior section please call junior golf manager Tony Bayliss (details below). We look forward to seeing you.
JUNIOR GOLF MANAGER: Julie Kerton
JUNIOR CAPTAIN: Jim Lee
JUNIOR VICE CAPTAIN Freddie Norris
JUNIOR CHAIRMAN: John Sherlock