Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs

Congleton junior star gets his reward

Graham presents the prize to Harry

Harry Gittins, a 14-year-old member of Congleton Golf Club, was delighted to win an award as the Most Improved Junior in the CUGC U14 squad.
He was presented with his prize by Graham McCormack the Under 14 team manager who explained: “Harry has seen a combination of county coaching and personal commitment pay dividends which has resulted in his handicap being reduced from 13 to 6 this season to win him this award and I am sure that he will go to bigger things in golf in the coming years.”
Harry said: “I got into golf when my granddad bought me a junior set of clubs when I was eight years old and I got hooked on golf.
“Among my playing successes are winning the Mid Cheshire Junior League with Congleton two years ago and winning my match at Royal Liverpool for Cheshire u14’s earlier this year, shooting my first level par round this year and being a part of the Cheshire squad for the past two years.
“An ambition of mine is to represent the full Cheshire squad and even go on to represent my country.
“I am a student at Eaton Bank Academy in Congleton and people who have helped me along the way are Ken Hyland, the junior organiser at Congleton who has put a lot of time into my golf, my coach Mark Pilling and the Cheshire Development organisers including Graham.”

Photo & copy courtesy Geoff Garnett

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