Sunday 16th September saw the Club host one of the Junior “Majors” of the year, the BIMS Challenge Trophy, along with a very well represented 9-hole 'Blue Tee' competition. The whole competition was once again kindly sponsored by Bim Smith's family, with Bim's daughter Jackie presenting the main prizes after the presentation dinner.
Nine Juniors took part in the 18-hole main competition, with the top three players all within two shots of each other. Riley Dowle and Lucas Dennison both posted nett 75s but that wasn’t quite enough to win the prestigious trophy, with Oliver Lewis-Perkins scoring a nett 73 to claim first place. Other prizes went to Jake Antoun, winner of the Jo Beslee Trophy and Scott Antoun, winner of the Paul Mitchell Trophy.
The 9-hole 'Blue Tee' competition had a record number of ten golfers take part, with each Junior taking their best six gross scores from the nine holes played. There was excellent golf played by all those who took part with some very impressive scoring by some who had played throughout the year. The top spots were claimed by Jenson Ringer in 3rd place with a score of +9; Miles Jarmak in 2nd place with +7; and the winner with a fantastic score of +6 Oliver McDonnell.
Every Junior that took part also won a sleeve of golf balls thanks to a very generous donation from Mark Hutchinson.