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Friday 26 December 2014

Feast of golfing fun at Junior Festival

Harry O'Hara was identified as the 'one to watch' at this year's Forest Feast Junior Golf Festival at The Blackwood.  Harry (5) is from Newtownards and won a set of PING Moxie clubs
Harry O'Hara was identified as the 'one to watch' at this year's Forest Feast Junior Golf Festival at The Blackwood. Harry (5) is from Newtownards and won a set of PING Moxie clubs
Winner in Boys aged 12-16 Year Handicap Category at the Forest Feast Junior Golfer of the Year 2014 played at The Blackwood recently - Winner, Ryan Thompson from Greenacres with Forest Feast Marketing Manager Deirdre Burns.
Conor McCracken, overall winner of the Under-11s, with Forest Feast Marketing Manager Deirdre Burns
Left to right: Winner of Best Gross in the Boys aged 12-16 section at the Forest Feast Junior Golfer of the Year 2014 played at The Blackwood recently - Louis Anthony and Forest Feast Marketing Manager Deirdre Burns
Winner and Runner Up in 13-16 Non Handicap Category at the Forest Feast Junior Golfer of the Year 2014 played at The Blackwood recently - Winner, Michael Smyth, Forest Feast Marketing Manager Deirdre Burns and Runner Up Thomas Parke
Winner and Runner Up in 4-6 Year Category at the Forest Feast Junior Golfer of the Year 2014 played at The Blackwood recently - Winner, Harry O'Hara from Newtownards, Forest Feast Marketing Manager Deirdre Burns and Runner Up Conail Fitzsimmons
Winner and Runner Up in Girls aged 11 and under handicap section at the Forest Feast Junior Golfer of the Year 2014 played at The Blackwood recently - Winner, Molly O'Hara, Clandeboye Golf Club, Forest Feast Marketing Manager Deirdre Burns and Runner Up Olivia Snoddy from Greenisland
Winner and Runner Up in 7-12 year old non-handicap section at the Forest Feast Junior Golfer of the Year 2014 played at The Blackwood recently - Winner, Thompson Gedge from Bangor, Forest Feast Marketing Manager Deirdre Burns and Runner Up Ethan Barnes from Blackwood
Winner in the Boys 11 and Under Handicap section at the Forest Feast Junior Golfer of the Year 2014 played at The Blackwood recently - Winner, Keaton Morrison with Forest Feast Marketing Manager Deirdre Burns
Toby Sloane (left) and Charlie Parke of Orangefield PS, winners of the Forest Feast Primary School Cup.
Toby Sloane (left) and Charlie Parke of Orangefield PS, winners of the Forest Feast Primary School Cup
Toby Sloane (left) and Charlie Parke of Orangefield PS, winners of the Forest Feast Primary School Cup
Joshua Wilson of Bush PS had the third highest individual score in the Forest Feast Primary School Cup. Pictured with Deirdre Burns of Forest Feast.
Hugh Minford from Campbell College Junior School had the second highest individual score at the Forest Feast Primary School Cup. Pictured with Deirdre Burns from Forest Feast
Jody Newell, Paddy Elmore, Hugh Minford and Oliver Ralston from Campbell College Junior School with Deirdre Burns from Forest Feast
Graeme Duffield of Grange Park with Forest Feast's Deirdre Burns
Forest Feast's Deirdre Burns with Olivia Snoddy and Luke Kelly from Whiteabbey PS
Forest Feast's Deirdre Burns with Sullivan Prep pupils, Serena Start and James Gilliland, and Lindsey Gilliland
Templepatrick PS pupils, Sam Caldwell, Ewan McArthur, Alex Darrah, Jamie McArthur with Deirdre Burns of Forest Feast
Templepatrick PS pupils, Sam Caldwell, Ewan McArthur, Alex Darrah, Jamie McArthur
Orangefiled Primary pupil, Charlie Parke
Pupils from Rathmore Primary in Bangor with teachers, Mr Law and Mrs Henderson
Adam Whiteside and Nicolas Gilliland
Toby Sloane (left) and Charlie Parke of Orangefield Primary
James Baird and Timoty Bell of Sullivan Prep

Young golfers took to the fairways and greens of Blackwood Golf Course on the Clandeboye Estate near Bangor last weekend for the 13th Junior Golf Festival 2014 in association with the Belfast Telegraph and PING.

The event kicked off on Friday with the Forest Feast Primary School Cup followed by the individual competitions on the Saturday.

Winners of the Primary Schools Cup this year were boys from Orangefield Primary, Charlie Parke and Toby Sloan who narrowly beat Campbell College Junior School’s duo of Hugh Minford and Paddy Elmore with 30 points on a Better Back 6. Templepatrick Primary School came third with 27 points. The popular annual event aims to encourage young golfers of all standards to experience golf competition and also hopefully make new friends through the sport.

On Saturday, over 80 young golfers of all ages and abilities descended on The Blackwood for another day of junior golf action. Players travelled significant distances to take part, the furthest away player coming up from Tipperary. Golfers were treated to great golf under sunny skies.

Forest Feast Primary Schools Cup 2014 Results

(Hamilton Course 9 holes – Junior Tees)

1st Orangefield Primary School, Belfast (30 pts BB6)

Charlie Parke and Toby Sloan

2nd Campbell College Junior School Team 1, Belfast (30 pts)

Hugh Minford & Paddy Elmore

3rd Templepatrick Primary School (28 pts)

Ewan McArthur and Alex Darrah

Individual Primary School Results

1st Charlie Parke, Orangefield Primary School 29 pts BB3

2nd Hugh Minford, Campbell College Junior School 29 pts

3rd Joshua Wilson, Bush Primary school, Dungannon 27 pts

FOREST FEAST JUNIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR RESULTS

HAMILTON COURSE

Boys Aged 12-16 years Handicap 28 and under

Winner Ryan Thompson, Greenacres (41 pts BB9)

Runner Up Jamie Stewart, Bangor (41 pts)

Girls Handicap Aged 12 -16 years Handicap 36 and under

Winner Rosie May Neenan, Spa (39 points)

Runner Up Ellen Rodgers, Portrush (33pts BB9)

Boys Aged 11 and Under WITH Handicap

Winner Connor McCracken, Castlerock (40 pts)

Runner Up Jude Devlin, Bangor (37 pts)

Girls Aged 11 and Under with Handicap

Winner Molly O’Hara, Clandeboye

Runner Up Olivia Snoddy, Greenisland

TEMPLE COURSE (PAR 3) RESULTS

Boys and Girls 13-16 Non handicap (Temple Course)

Winner Michael Smyth

Runner Up Thomas Parke

Boys and Girls 7-12 Non handicap (Temple Course 9 holes)

Winner Thompson Gedge (28 pts)

Runner Up Ethan Barnes (27 pts)

Mini Golfers 5 hole Competition 4-6 year olds

Winner Harry O’Hara (11 pts bb3)

Runner Up Conail Fitzsimmons (11 pts)

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