Cainhoe Wood Juniors

The Cainhoe Wood Juniors are an extremely successful team of golfers that have won nearly every competition going in the local area, and further afield.  Under the old title of Beadlow Manor, the team won the 2017 Junior Team Golf UK Championship, travelling to Portugal to play against some top teams from the home nations, including St Andrews.  

The section is run by our Junior Organiser Gary Boyle, who has a wealth of experience of leading Junior Golfers to winning events across the country.  Gary has been with us for more than 10 years now, and has now taken on Andy Chapman and Mike Lake to assist in the organisation as the section continues to expand and succeed.

A note from the Captain

 

Dear Members,

I was delighted to accept the invitation to be the junior captain of Cainhoe Golf Club.    I have been lucky enough to have represented the club for the last 5 years and even more fortunate to have been in the winning team for the Tavistock Trophy, the Interclub, the Vale League and the Bert Yates Trophy.    By being at such a supportive club has also enabled me to develop my game such that I have represented Bedfordshire at County level at U14, U16 and U18.    This year will be very exciting as the golfing world returns to normal after the disruption of the last two years.    I am really looking forward to helping, where I can, the younger players at the Club to develop their game so that they can experience what I have in representing the Club at all levels.

Harry Lake

Junior Captain 2022

Junior Golf Tuition

 

Junior Golf is a big priority for us at Cainhoe Wood, so we have now started Junior Group Lessons on Saturday Afternoons with our PGA Professionals Paul Simpson (Head Pro) and Glen Kemble.  The group lessons are a great place for juniors to interact with one another and create new friends, as well as learn and improve in the beautiful game.  The lessons are structured so that it is open to Juniors of all ages and abilities, so everyone can get involved.  For more information, click the button below.

Friday Night Roll-Up

 

The Junior Section Friday roll-Ups are a great way for the all of the juniors to get to know each other better and create lasting friendships, as well as being a chance to practice Course Craft.  From 5:30pm, the Juniors Assemble on the Putting Green and go out in 3 balls on the Castle to play 9 holes, often with a competitive element involved.  The younger, less experienced golfers get the chance to mix with the better players and gain a great amount of experience, which could be really valuable later in their golfing journeys.  Currently, we have 25 active Juniors that are involved in the Roll Ups, with some more up and coming Juniors coming through the Tuition Scheme.

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Competitions

 

The most recent competition was the 2nd round of the Tavistock Trophy, played away at John O'Gaunt.  The team consisting of Jake Plumb, Harry Lake, Ed Tubridy, Will Chapman, Jacob Townsend and Jayden Slender returned an incredible Team Score of 263, 13 Under Par!  2 Best Gross scores from Harry (65, -4) and Jake (68, -1) and 2 Nett Scores from Jacob (64, -5) and Jayden (66, -3), with solid performances from Will and Ed too.   

 

See a full write up from Harry HERE.

Roll of Honour

Team accolades:

  • 9 x consecutive Tavistock Trophy finals (2012-2019, 2021)

  • 7 x Tavistock Trophy wins (2013-2018, 2021)

  • 5 x Bedfordshire Junior Interclub wins (2010, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2021)

  • Representing Bedfordshire at the at the England Junior Champion Club at Woodhall Spa (as winners of the Bedfordshire Junior Interclub)

  • 3 x Vale League winners (2016, 2019, 2021)

  • 3 x Bert Yates Trophy winners (2016, 2019, 2021)

  • Ver League Plate winners (2016)

  • Ver League Plate runners up (2018)

  • 3 x John O’Gaunt Patrons Trophy winners (2015, 2016, 2018)

  • 5 x Bungay Schwer Trophy wins (2012-2019)

  • Junior Team Golf England Runners up (2016)

  • Junior Team Golf England fourth place (2018)
  • Junior Team Golf UK winners (2017)

Individual accolades

  • Boys County Champion

  • Girls County Champion

  • Ladies County Champion

  • Extensive county representations at junior level (full county & Bedfordshire Schools)

  • SE England & England Schools

  • England Boys

  • Graduation to Mens and Ladies county golf first teams

  • Obtaining US college scholarships (NCAA Division 1 and 2)

  • Becoming professional golfers

Player spotlight:  Ben Loveard

Ben was the 2021 Junior Captain and is making great strides in the game.

 

Following his selection for the England Boys team in 2021 he has has recently played in the British Amateur for the first time and has also won a scholarship to Mississippi State University in the US.

 

He has played in a number of prestigious regional & national tournaments so far in 2021, with the following results:

  • Inaugural mixed under 18 Nationals (T6)

  • The Lagonda Trophy (T4)

  • The Berkshire Trophy (T4)

  • South East Group Boys (T3)

  • South East Group Mens (T2)

"If you want your boy or girl to discover the greatest of games, enjoy it and compete in a supportive environment, come and join us at Cainhoe Wood"
- Gary Boyle, Junior Organiser