The under 16 squad was first formed in 2014 and played 6 matches against Golf Club’s junior teams in the same format as the Under 14 team.
In 2015 the squad played their first match against another County, Lancashire Under 16s at Ringway and also against the Cheshire Seniors at Wilmslow as well as matches against the Under 14s and Cheshire Girls plus 2 club’s junior teams.
In 2016 there were fixtures against Lancashire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire Under 16s, as well as games against the Cheshire Seniors, Cheshire Ladies Seniors and Cheshire Under 14s.
In 2017 we have the same set of fixtures and plans have been made to add a game against Derbyshire Under 16s in 2018.
The team is led and selected by Andrew Henshall and David Durling and includes players who have played for the Under 14 team in earlier years.
The Under 16 players have the opportunity to gain useful matchplay experience before going into the Cheshire Boys Squad and it is this progression through the teams, that will help strengthen the quality of the teams Cheshire are able to put out in future years. Many of those who have played for the Boys Team in the past have gone on to play for the County Team.
The Under 16s have the help of two of the top coaches in the County; Peter Barber (Didsbury) and John Heggarty (Royal Liverpool). They are helping the boys with coaching sessions throughout the year and accompany the team to selected matches, giving them feedback on how best to improve their talent in a matchplay situation.
For reports on each of the games this season please follow the links on our news pages with the CUGC website, or read on below.
Under 16 Match Results from Other Years
Sunday 1st July v Derbyshire Under 16s & Under 14s (Lost 5½ to 6½)
|A Lamb||B Currie||B Snape||C Walker|
|J Donaghey||O Johnson||D Pierce||S Hall|
A very closely fought match with Derbyshire gaining the winning half point in the last match to finish with the very last putt of the day. A great event on a course that was in first class condition. Given the heat the boys all did very well.
Sunday 8th July v Cheshire Senior Men’s Team (Won 6½ to 5½)
Monday 13th August v Staffordshire Under 16s (Won 7½ to 4½)
Friday August v Cheshire Senior Ladies Team
Thursday 16th August v Yorkshire Under 16s (Lost 4½ - 13½)
Friday September v Cheshire Under 14s
Sunday 16th September v Lancashire Under 16s (Lost 4 - 8)
Spectators are always welcome at the matches