Cardinal Heenan Claims School Title
2013 Leeds City Schools Team Championship
Despite the planned teachers strike, an impressive 13 teams competed in the 4th playing of the annual Leeds City Schools Golf Team Championship at Cookridge Hall Golf Club in Leeds last week.
Playing in teams of 3, competitors as young as 11 up to 18 returned an individual stableford score with the two best scores being counted towards the team total. Notable entries included the team from Prince Henry’s in Otley who selected brothers Jack (11) & Oliver Proctor (18) as part of their line up. The format of the event meant Jack played of 18 handicap losing 11 shots against his official handicap yet returned a commendable 25 points.
Horsforth High School set the early pace with a combined team total of 65 points only to be matched by last years champions Leeds Grammar and Pudsey based Crawshaw who by finishing tied 3rd improved their performance on last year by 8 places.
2011 winners Ralph Thoresby returned a respectable 69 points to claim 2nd place but with a convincing 71 points Cardinal Heenan took the 2014 title in style with thanks to a magnificent 37 & 34 points from Tom Gray and Marcus Shepherd respectively.
“The event proved an overwhelming success yet again, one that the competitors truly look forward to” commented Gary Day General Manager at Cookridge. The enthusiasm and importance of performing well is evident the minute the students arrive, it creates a fantastic atmosphere within the clubhouse especially as the teams gather round the scoreboard to discover the outcome. “It is a credit to each school and individual playing all showing exceptional talent and first class etiquette, something many club golfers could take note of”.
With thanks to Tim Hodgson of Westcourt Group Ltd who for the 3rd years running continued their sponsorship provided the winning teams with some fantastic prizes, without the help from Westcourt the event may certainly be put into question Day said.
Pictured L to R
Gary Day General Manager CHGC, Marcus Shepherd Cardinal Hennan, Tom Gray Cardinal Heenan.