I felt the need to express my gratuity to the Deeside Juniors and there simply isn’t enough characters for me to do so on Twitter.
Today was our annual junior prize giving at Deeside Golf Club and I must congratulate all those that were prize winners and thank all those that have participated in events at Deeside throughout the season making the junior section what it is today. It was a joy to see so many juniors at prize giving with their families to celebrate their golfing achievements throughout 2016.
We are very fortunate to have a vibrant junior section at Deeside and I must thank the parents of all our juniors for their continued support of their child’s golfing development & enjoyment at the club. Every Saturday we see double figures of children playing in the weekly competitions and without the parents bringing their children to the club this would not be possible.
To all the juniors, it is great to see so many of you make use of the facilities at Deeside. Practicing on the range or short game area; making use of both Haughton & Blairs courses for medals & bounce games; socialising regularly in the club house making it the inclusive and friendly junior section that we are honoured to have at Deeside. I’ve been fortunate enough to coach over 50 of you this season in group or individual format and it is great to see you all enjoy your experience at Deeside & improve your games by dedicating time and effort in practice and compete in weekly medals or open events.
To the juniors that are progressing to our very impressive associate section best of luck in your future endeavours. I know a couple of you are heading down the Professional Golf route with many venturing further afield to uni or to commence future careers. Hopefully we’ll continue to see you regularly at Deeside competing in all our Gents events.
I must congratulate our Junior Club Champion Nicholas Black on being appointed junior captain in 2017 assisted by Ross Nicholson. I must also thank our Junior convenor Elaine Farquharson-Black for all her time and effort in running the junior section. Elaine is at Deeside every Saturday to see you all tee off in the weekly medals & attends all the junior coaching sessions helping you progress your games. The behind the scene work Elaine also does must not be overlooked. We must also thank the committee and members of Deeside who continue to support the Deeside Juniors. It was great to see so many Adults play in today’s Adult Vs Junior match including several who have only recently progressed through the junior ranks at Deeside and continue to be an asset to the golf club.
The future of Deeside and its junior section looks extremely bright and I would encourage you all to continue your progression over the Winter months and to make 2017 an even more positive golfing year.