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Greg shows his class as he makes it two BGL Trophy wins in a row
November 20, 2012

Burhill Golf Club's teenage prodigy Greg Smith completed back-to-back wins as his name was etched onto the BGL Junior Trophy again, just 12 months after he claimed his first.

Once again hosted by Hoebridge Golf Centre, Woking, youngsters from across the country entered the competition staged by the UK's leading golf course owner and operator.

More than 40 young golfers from BGL Golf's 10 facilities took to the Hoebridge Course, designed by former Ryder Cup captain and golf legend John Jacobs, to contest the second BGL Junior Trophy, with 15-year-old Greg, again topping the leaderboard.

The three-handicapper shot a gross score of three-under-par 69 to lift the trophy and take the first prize of a one year BGL Golf scholarship, which gives him membership to all 10 facilities, as well as a custom fit set of Mizuno golf clubs.

Finishing four shots behind Greg, in the runner-up spot was fellow Burhill Golf Club member Nick Russell, while Joseph Amer, from Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Milton Keynes, was crowned nett champion with an impressive score of 64 after a gross score of 87.  Fellow Abbey Hill golfer Jason Frisby finished runner-up in the nett competition with 67, following a gross 100.

Hoebridge's expert PGA Professionals Laurence Pawley and Chris Hebdon ran a number of side games to add to the fun on the day, including a putting competition and a longest drive contest, using the latest FlightScope ball flight simulator.

Greg Smith was celebrating a second time after winning the putting competition for those with handicaps of 18 and under, while Harry Woor from Redbourn Golf Club, St Albans, picked up the prize for handicaps of 19 and above.

Redbourn members Jamie Woor and Alex Rayner shared top spot for the FlightScope longest drive competition, while out on the course Alice Kozlowski, from Wycombe Heights Golf Centre won a nearest the pin contest and Burhill's Alex Burge won the longest drive.

Mike O'Connell, Hoebridge Golf Centre Senior General Manager, who presented the prizes, said: "Across all BGL Golf facilities a lot of time, effort and skill has gone into introducing juniors to golf, and most importantly keeping them interested and improving them as golfers.

"To see so many high quality, young golfers contesting the BGL Junior Trophy and playing some outstanding golf is testament to the work that has gone in by both the coaches at each facility as well as the individual aptitude displayed by these wonderful young golfers."

Sponsors Festival Drinks supported the event and kept competitors refreshed throughout the day, while Michael J Holdsworth also supplied water and chocolate bars for all.

For further information on BGL Golf visit www.bglcompany.co.uk .








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