Sunday, April 14, 2013


Scottish Junior Golf Tour
Here are the results from the  Junior Tour competitions at Broadlees Golf Centre, Strathaven, on Friday and Saturday. 
Broadlees is a fairly new golf course opened in 2009. Like Robert Arkley’s Kingsfield in Linlithgow, it is a farm diversification. Owned by Robert and Barbara Anderson, they have built a nine-hole course with fast draining fairways and USGA-standard greens which makes it very playable all year round. 
Broadlees also features a covered driving range and teaching bays and with a short game practice area and academy course planned, is well on its way to being a centre of excellence in the West of Scotland.
Due to the large numbers wishing to take part the event was held over two days. Levels 3, 4 and 5 on Friday and level 2 on Saturday. Under 18 Order of Merit leader Chris McLean (Clydebank) continued his good form with the best score on Friday, three under par 69. Lewis Irvine(Kirkhill) won the Under 13’s on Saturday with 75.
Junior Tour Coach, Kendal McWade began Saturdays event with a clinic on how to develop golf skills through exploration. Part of a series of clinics and seminars he is working on with sports development scientist Dave Gecric from the University of Lancaster.
Under 18 years
69 Chris Mclean (Clydebank)
75 Alasdair Ross (Fort William)
76 George Burns (Williamwood), Shaun McBride (Cathkin Braes), Ross White (Muckhart)
Under 16 years
72  David Fair (Hamilton), Kieran McVicar (East Kilbride)
74  Fraser Kane (Kirkhill)
76  Connor McKay (Loudoun Gowf), Ross Robertson (Old Ranfurly), Andrew Thompson (Lanark)
Under 15 years
72  Aidan Husenne (Haggs Castle), Mitchell Ronald (East Kilbride)
76  Matthew Dalrymple (Lochwinnoch)
79  Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck)

Under 13 years
75 Lewis Irvine (Kirkhill)
78 Ewan Wheat (Royal Montrose)
83 Craig Jackman (Dunblane)
Under 11 years
81 Ruben Lyndsay (Troon Welbeck)
84 Cameron Johnstone (Troon Welbeck)
88 Roddy McCauley (Fereneze)
The handicap prize was won on Friday by Tod Bannerman (Strathmore) with a nett 66 and on Saturday Toby Appleyard (Dalmahoy) and Calum Hughes (Hilton Park) shared with 64’s.
George Burns won the skill challenges on Friday for the first time in five years of trying.
Aamar Saleem (Ladybank) won the skill challenges on Saturday.
Thank you to Broadlees Professional Scott Robertson for all his help. Scott was so influenced by my badminton coaching many years ago that he took up golf.
Well done to all the Junior Tour boys at the Scottish Boys with nearly 80% getting through at least one round. This compares favourably with 72% last year, more than half of whom then got junior caps.
Walter Burns
Scottish Junior Golf Tour
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