U14 FOUR COUNTIES TOURNAMENT
he Nottinghamshire squad selected was Jacob Mitchell (captain), Reuben Tennant, James Birch, Thomas Eaton, Joe Bartrum, Mathew Fox and Lennon Albans. The first match was played on Thursday afternoon against a very strong Warwickshire side (the eventual unbeaten winners.) This resulted in a 4 - 2 loss
On Friday morning optimism returned after an outstanding all round performance against Derbyshire producing a 4 1/2 - 1 1/2 victory
In the afternoon we played Staffordshire in what turned out to be a play off for second. Again some great golf was played but despite some spirited fight backs we were defeated 5 - 1.
This is the first time I have attended this competition, it has provided an important introduction to the players to the intricacies of match play golf and the par 3 course certainly provided an opportunity for the team to hone their short game.
As expected the players were immaculately turned out and behaved impeccably
Well done to Thomas Eaton winning all three of his matches
Finally thanks to John Rawson (Derbyshire) and Stan Yeomans for organising the event, Joe Stocker for starting, Brian and his team at Broughton Heath for their hospitality and providing a stiff and fair test of golf despite the lack of rainfall and also to the parents and grand parents for providing the usual taxi service
Under 12s and Under 14s Manager
A team photo with Stan Yeomans and Gary Quibell is below: