Letchworth’s top team

There was strong local interest as the Herts Golf Union staged its 2007 boys championship. The championship took place at Batchworth Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth, last Thursday. In the under-16 title for the Reid Trophy, Letchworth s Laurie Owen provide

There was strong local interest as the Herts Golf Union staged its 2007 boys' championship.

The championship took place at Batchworth Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth, last Thursday.

In the under-16 title for the Reid Trophy, Letchworth's Laurie Owen provided the greatest challenge to winner Luke Colgate (Berkhamsted) by finishing with a creditable 153 total, two shots behind.

The team trophy in the event was taken by Letchworth and their team of Joe Smith, Daniel Ellis-Banbury and Pravin Liddar who had a best two total of 307.

It was an especially good result for Joe who celebrated his 18th birthday on the day!

# With the Masters recently finished and summer around the corner, the appetite for golf is growing.

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And getting into golf could not be easier as Chesfield Downs Golf Club at Graveley is holding free taster sessions in May.

The initiative is being backed by the English Golf Union whose role is to promote golf nationwide and allow as many people to get involved and try the sport.

The sessions are aimed at beginners and novices from 15 upwards. All the equipment will be provided along with a free coffee after the lesson.

Taster sessions will take place at weekends and weekday evenings.

Full details of dates and booking information can be found on:

www.chesfielddownsgolfacademy.mfbiz.com

or by contacting Keith Bond, head professional, on 01462 482929 or call in at the club on Jacks Hill, Graveley.

Details of the 'Learn Golf' lessons for beginners, junior coaching and private coaching can also be found on the Chesfield Downs website.

# The sunny weather on Sunday saw good scoring for Henlow Golf Club's monthly stableford competition.

With a fine score of 41 points, Craig Brookes won with a one-shot lead over Keith Watson in second place and Dave Rickman a further shot behind on 39 points in third.

The club's team were also playing on Sunday, visiting Mowsbury Park for the return leg of the Beds mid handicap league.

But the team of Graham Byatt, Drew Catlin, Gordon Rimmer, James Tyler and Ken Rowe lost with only Catlin gaining a victory.

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