Gloucestershire Golf Union

GGU U14 Team County Academy
Sunday 10th April 2022
Ambrose Eaves 
Broadway Golf Club
& Riley Wood 
Henbury Golf Club
Won 4 & 3 Nathan Davies & Isaac Vitale
Charlie Ford 
Filton Golf Club
& Daniel Prashad 
Minchinhampton Golf Club
Won 1 Hole James Prior & Nathan Carey
Will Gregory 
TP Golf Club
& Charlie Pearce-Ward 
The Players Club Golf Club
Won 1 Hole Tom Chapman & Matthew Murphy
Ethan Jay 
& Edison Butler 
The Kendleshire Golf Club
Won 3 & 2 Henry Biddle & Tom Kemmery
Luis Brain 
The Players Club Golf Club
& Jack Lockwood 
Bristol & Clifton Golf Club
Halved Thomas Sneddon & Jack Satterthwaite
Fourballs Total

After a week of 4 seasons in one day the weather at Cirencester welcomed our annual GGU v CAP match with warm sunshine and some light wind  

Our top pairing of Ambrose Eaves and Riley Wood came in off the back of impressive results in the Gloucestershire and Avon Schools Championships and negotiated the front 9 in level par gross but found themselves 3 down to, and impressive ones to watch, Nathan Davies and Isaac Vitale

The as always effervescent Charlie Ford and Daniel Prashad found themselves going toe to toe through a tight front 9 against James Prior and Nathan Carey while Will Gregory and Charlie Pearce Ward found things equally tight with Tom Chapman and Matthew Murphy

The power paring of Ethan Jay and Edison Butler found early on that the shorter shots they had going in were needed as the CAP pairing of Henry Biddle and Tom Kemmery used their shots well while the final groups saw Thomas Sneddon and Jack Satterthwaite build up a strong early lead against GGU Pairing Jack Lockwood and Luis Brain

Ambrose and Riley tried to force things and take a few chances on the back but ultimately fell 3&2 to Nathan and Issac while Charlie and Daniel maintained the pressure never being down to beat James and Nathan on 17 while the extra strength came to fruition for Ethan and Edison with a 3&2 win over Henry and Tom

This left match 3 on a tightrope all square after 16 Tom and Matthew won a putting contest on 17 to go 1 up and managed to hold on to smallest of margins as Charlie’s putt grazed the hole so he and Will lost 1 down

So all to the last match which after a great 14tth hole from Jack brought him and Luis back to 2 down against a dovetailing well Thomas and Jack. Luis and Jack ground out another win on 16 to be on the 18th one down with it all to play for and a textbook play of 18 from Jack Lockwood provided the GGU with the win to halve not only their match but the match as a whole

It has to be said the matches were played in great spirit with the CAP team quickly gelling and mirroring the team support ethic of last years GGU success while the U14s echoed that built on their winter work with a smile. Huge thanks to Cirencester GC for providing an ideal venue  and great food. Also a huge thanks to all the parents for not only getting the boys there but providing such great and much appreciated support

 Tom Gillespie

GGU U14 Squad Manager

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