Surrey U14s win the SEG league final by narrowest of margins
After the league was cancelled last year and U14s lost to Kent the year before, we were all looking forward to the opportunity to win back the prestigious league trophy.
This year the format has been changed and the final is now a triple match play event. The other finalists were Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire who were winners of their respect leagues
The final was held at Dulwich and Sydenham golf club, a great course for the boys and a wonderful London skyline as the back drop. Thanks to the club and its members for use of their club.
We had our usual practice day on the Saturday with Ben Clayton going through a full course prep session with the boys. In the match this really made a massive difference!
The result was incredibly close. Surrey and Hertfordshire tied at 5 points each, so a countback of matches won against Bedfordshire was required. Hertfordshire won 9 points and Surrey won 9.5 points so Surrey won by half a point!
Some great individual results on the day and quality golf but a special mention to Luke Jones who was one down with one to play against Bedfordshire. He managed to half his match by winning the 18th hole and therefore our winning margin of half a point. This really highlights the importance of never giving up in matches and battling to the very end!
Really pleased for the U14s to get the overall win and very proud of their hard work and success this year, finishing 2021 unbeaten! It’s been an absolute pleasure working with coaches Ben Clayton and Sam Truman and such a great group of very talented boys!
U14 Surrey SEG winners with the trophy