This page explains the activities and competitive opportunities that a junior golfer has at Bramshaw. It also records notable successes that the Club and its individual young golfers have achieved in recent times. In order to aid the development of the young golfer we have a full programme of opportunities for the beginner and the established junior to play in, both within the Club and against other local clubs:
Joe began playing golf at the grand old age of 4, lured into the game by his golfing family, with his father, uncle and grandparents all playing the game to a good standard. Joe, now aged 12, attends Mountbatten School in Romsey and is a keen sportsman. He has certainly benefited from playing golf with his family, who have provided him with a great grounding. His behaviour on and off the course is exemplary and he is a role model for any young junior. With his keen competitive spirit and being very calm Joe has the ideal temperament for the game of golf and is already achieving some notable successes.
Joe, with his talent and commitment has already obtained a full CONGU handicap of 16, which will undoubtedly tumble significantly during the forthcoming 2015 season.
In his time at Bramshaw, Joe has won the ‘2011 & 2012 Younger Junior Order of Merit’ at Bramshaw and the Most Improved Junior (Boy) in 2010 & 2012. In 2012 Joe also won the Promac Trophy.
Since 2013, Joe has represented Bramshaw in the Solent League (Matchplay) and in 2015 we will be looking to Joe to step up to the South-West Hampshire League (Medal Strokeplay).
In 2014, Joe was selected to play for Hampshire U14s (6 times!) and he also won the Wee Wonders Regional Qualifying event at Hoebridge and in doing so, scored his first hole-in-one (one more than his dad who has been a category 1 golfer for many years!). Joe had the pleasure of travelling to St.Andrews for the Wee Wonders Grand Final in August 2014. What an experience!
The achievements don’t stop there either! Joe has started to widen his golfing experience by entering Junior Opens and in 2014 won the Meon Valley U14 category. Back at Bramshaw he entered the prestigious Manor Masters (Junior Open) and was Runner-up (Handicap) in a field of over 80!
In addition, Joe has played in a number of Mens competitions and has won the Morgan Matchplay Knockout competition, plus a Monthly Medal competition.
Joe has had a great 2014 and the even better news is that is still so much more to come. He is a great asset to the Bramshaw Junior Section and the wider club as well.
As well as Joe’s commitment to golf, he has also been a great supporter of everything we do at Bramshaw. A few years ago, following a questionnaire issued to the juniors, Joe suggested a Nintendo Wii Night and this has now been run for the last 5 years. Of course, Joe is also very good at the ‘computer’ sports as well – no surprise there!
With his natural ability and great work ethic, it is perhaps no surprise that Joe would like to continue the development of his golf to obtain a golf scholarship in America and ultimately aspires to represent England.