Community Golf Mini Tournament
On Friday 15 May 2015, players from our Community Golf sites took part in a Mini Tournament at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
As part of our two day cross golf adventure at the Olympic Park, Community Golf held a Mini Tournament in the afternoon. Players from a number of groups and schools took part, with Woodmansterne Projects taking the title of Community Golf Champions 2015.
The final results were:
1st: Woodmansterne Projects (275 points)
2nd: Warlingham School – Cheesey Cheese (260 points)
3rd: Warlingham School – The Gs (220 points)
4th: The Grange – Dominic’s team (180 points)
5th: The Grange – Tammy’s team (105 points)
Woodmansterne Group are a group of adults with learning disabilities who have had 19 weeks of golf with us and have absolutely loved the activities. Most had never picked up a golf club before so to see their improvement and have them compete in the Mini Tournament was brilliant. Not only did they win this, but they also won the Block 5 Skills Builder League (and topped our Community Golf Leaderboards) for the second time.
Warlingham School‘s teams included a variety of young people who have been involved with Community Golf since September both in after school club and lunch hour activities. They all love the sessions and are keen to do more. Participation numbers at the school are high and they have recently won the Block 5 Skills League for the first time.
Pamela Dearden from Warlingham School
“Thanks for a great day – all eight students really enjoyed themselves.”
The Grange team are a group of adults with learning disabilities who live independently at the Grange in Great Bookham. They have been enjoying golf with us for almost a year now with remarkable outcomes. In particular, Raymond Western is a true success story. Initially, it was a battle to get him to participate, but with plenty of encouragement he took the plunge and now we cannot get him to stop! Raymond has just won the individual high score prize at the site for Block 5 with 118 points – he is simply outstanding!
Phil Edmunds from The Grange
“I know the whole gang enjoyed their trip to the Olympic Park for the tournament.”
Carshalton Boys Sports College entered two teams into our Mini Tournament. The group have been building up their skills all year and taking part in weekly Community Golf sessions as part of their PE curriculum. The players that had gained the most points from all Year 7 students that have played this year were selected to compete in the tournament.
It has been an inspiration to see the positive effect that Community Golf has had on each group and individual. We have put the fun factor into something that they would not have considered before.
A massive thank you must also go to the key workers and teachers who supported these teams on the day. We could not have enjoyed the day without them and our incredible band of volunteers and supporters.