Young Melton golfer Callum begins PGA golf pro’s course

Callum Relf is set to begin a three-year course at the Belfry to become a golf professional EMN-150809-181129002
Callum Relf is set to begin a three-year course at the Belfry to become a golf professional EMN-150809-181129002
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Melton Golf Club hosted the Midland Golf Union Junior Champion of Champions on Sunday where 45 young county champions took part.

Golfers from as far afield as Shropshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Suffolk played a 36-hole competition over three age groups, under 14s, under 16s and under 18s.

Melton members helped out by starting and ball spotting, while the visiting officials and parents complimented the course.

Lady captain Karen Middleton and club chairman Phil Millward assisted Neil Harris and former MGU president Alan Benson at the prize presentations and received a donation to the club.

* The men’s divisional championships took place on Saturday with various handicap divisions vying for silverware.

Sam Pollard won the Gerard Leigh Bowl, for 12 and below handicappers, with a two-under handicap gross 70 (nett 68) which also won the best gross prize.

Runner-up Tom Smith shot nett 69 and Mick Wilson’s nett 70 put him in third spot. Guy Rayson and James Parker scored the only two’s.

The Hayes Cup, played by handicaps 13 to 20, was won by Eddie Cham who knocked Andy Pedlar into second on countback, both with nett 70.

Andy Westwood was third with nett 73. Eddie also shot the best gross of 85. Only Ray Smith and Adrian Stokes shot two’s

Handicaps 21 to 28 played for the Wally Hill Cup where father and son Ian and Andrew Blunt featured in the top three.

Ian won with a nett 69, while Andrew’s nett 72 took third spot, one behind runner-up Roy Tomley.

* Neil Farish shot a three-under handicap nett 67 to win last week’s midweek medal. He finished one shot better than Mick Wilson nett 68, while Jake Mogg was a further four adrift in third.

Mick had a good day as he also won the best gross prize for his 73 and scored a pair of two’s to win half of the sweep with Jake and Ron Smith.

* Callum Relf’s recent good form continued over the bank holiday weekend when he won the stableford with 41 points on countback from Andy Westwood.

Gary Kitchen was third with 40 points.

Two’s sweep: Andy Westwood, Jake Mogg, Rob Smith, Mick Wilson (x2).

Callum has also been accepted onto the PGA training programme and will attend the Belfry next week for his induction and golfing ability competition which opens his three-year training course to become a PGA Professional.

* With 15 ladies away at Whittlebury Hall, a small field played the Wednesday Stableford.

Diane Orson scored 34 points to pip Janet Bentley by a point. Cheryl Osborne (30) was third.