27th October 2023
To all those that have supported me
As my season comes to an end, I thought you may like to know of some of my achievements during this year which your support has helped make possible.
Certainly, one of my highlights has been to represent England under 16’s both in the Italian Under 16’s Boys championship and a match against a strong Irish under 16 team at Carton House just outside of Dublin. It was one of my goals to represent England and now I have achieved this I will be working harder than ever to get selected again next year.
I also won the Essex Golf Union’s Estuary Trophy in a playoff which gained me a World Amateur Golf ranking which now stands at 1497 having started at 4325. Having a WAGR enables me to play in higher ranking tournaments in 2024.
I narrowly missed out on becoming the youngest ever winner of the Essex men’s amateur championship losing in a playoff still finishing as the runner-up. I did however become the winner of the Jubilee Trophy which is awarded to the highest finishing golfer under the age of 21 at the championship.
I have also represented Essex at all ages levels including Men, my highlight was winning the Skevington Trophy at Eaton Golf Club which was played for by under 16’s teams from Essex, Bedfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
During the summer, England Golf hold their age group national championships which are open to players from across Europe, I came a respectable 11th in the Macgregor Trophy (Under 16 championship) and 21st in the England under 18’s championship called the Carris Trophy. At the Carris Trophy I won the Hazards Salver which is awarded to the best under 16 golfer from Great Britain and Ireland. I will be looking to build on these 2 results when I play in them next year as I will enter my final year being able to play in under 16’s events.
I finished the season strongly, with a tied 9th finish from over 90 players in the Men’s North of England Amateur Strokeplay championship at one of my favourite courses Seaton Carew. This field had some top England men playing, and the experience I gained from playing in a high-ranking men’s tournament will have been invaluable. Seaton Carew is also hosting the Men’s English Amateur Championship in 2024 which is one of the events I hope to play in.
I ended my season by winning the Essex Schools Championship at Langdon Hills by 3 shots with a score of 66
(-6). I will now be part of the Essex team who will compete in the National Schools regional final next May.
I am now looking forward to working hard during the winter, getting my game ready for 2024. I am hoping to play in mostly national and European under 18 championships as well as several national men’s events. One of my main goals for 2024 is to be selected and represent England as often as possible.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for the financial support you have given me in 2023 and would really appreciate it if you would consider continuing your support me 2024. If this is something, you may be happy to discuss please contact my father Scott.