Balby Academy of Sport Golfers Retain Their Yorkshire Schools Team Championship Crown - 28/04/2017


2nd May 2017

Balby Academy of Sport Golfers Retain Their Yorkshire Schools Team Championship Crown



Low Laithes Golf Club



28th April 2017

The Yorkshire Schools Team Golf Championship Finals were held at Low Laithes Golf Club. It was in great conditions for this time of the year and was a real treat for all the players. It was a tough day with the wind really picking up through the day and this was reflected in the scoring as it was very mixed with some good scores along with some high ones as well. The tournament on the day was a team event with the combined stableford points from the teams comprising the best 2 stableford scores from 3 players. Any count backs were decided on the 3rd players score. Balby had one teams of 3 players in which they were looking to defend the Yorkshire Schools Team Championship title they convincingly won last year.   

Balby played extremely good golf to successfully retain their Yorkshire Schools Team Championship crown. The team comprised Oliver Sullivan 5 (Phoenix Golf Club) playing really well and finished with 38 points, 2 under his handicap. This was matched by team mate Harry Emmingham 5 (Birley Wood Golf Club) shot the same score of 38 points, also 2 under his handicap. These were the best scores making a team total of 76, 4 under par team total, that gave the team a one shot victory. The final score was by Luke Palmowski +1 (Hickleton Golf Club) who had 33 points, 2 over par with several birdies ensuring our 3rd score was solid in case of a count back. Overall an excellent day that now moves Balby Academy of Sport to represent all Yorkshire Schools in the English Schools Team Championship Final to be held at Woodhall Spa Golf Club on 12th July 2017.

We are always investigating ways in which we can further support student, so if you have ideas and would like to get on board with this highly successful team, such as via practical support or sponsorship, please contact Ian Lindley (details below). 

In addition, if you need any further information or wish to ask about applying to join this highly successful academy, please also contact or call on 08453451629

Academy Captains

Harry Emmingham & Luke Palmowski

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