Jack Davidson Gets Walker Cup Call UP

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LLANWERN’S Jack Davidson has been named in the 10-man Great Britain and Ireland team for the 46th Walker Cup against the USA in Los Angeles next month, writes Carl Field.

It caps an already stunning year for Davidson which has seen him win the Welsh Amateur Championship, the Spanish International Amateur Championship and the European Nations Cup, also on Spanish soil.

The 20-year-old star also helped Wales bag the team title at that Nations Cup, while he was the standout player for his country at last week’s Men’s Home Internationals.

He won all three of his singles contests and, including the foursomes, tasted defeat just once in six matches in a Wales team that finished third overall.

Junior Jess Atwell wins National event

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JESSICA Atwell, from Llanwern, scored an extraordinary 50 stableford points to win the Ping Welsh Junior Tour under 14s event at Lakeside Golf Course.

Playing off a handicap of 13, Jessica recorded a gross score of one under par, returning a card including five birdies.

Golf Union of Wales championship manager David Wilson said: “This was an exceptional score from Jessica and easily justified the early morning start and long trip from Llanwern to get to the Lakeside venue.”

Our Head Pro Steve Truman wins National Award

The annual Foremost awards – ‘Breakthrough Pro of the Year 2016’

Monday and Tuesday this week saw Steve and Scot take a trip to the MK Dons Stadium in Milton Keynes for the Annual Foremost Awards Ceremony and 2 day conference.

say By the looks of it they had a great two days (and a very late night!!) 

Steve said

'Winning the Breakthrough Pro Of the Year in the country was an amazing experience, one that I won’t forget in a hurry. I feel extremely lucky and very humbled to win such an award when Foremost have over 950 PGA Pros who all do a such fantastic job.

Winning this award has been a collective team effort and without the help and support of my main man Scottie and recent recruit Rhiannon I know this would not have been possible so thank you both. I would also like to thank each and every one of our incredible members, clients and customers who support us fantastically and have helped us win this title.

I thought that with so many of our members, lesson clients and club teams winning so many events Locally, Nationally and Internationally this year I felt a little bit left out and thought I would get involved and win something too!!!

It truly has been an incredible year of successes for the club

The Gala dinner was a great experience to be involved in with video messages from Henrick Stenson (click here to see a clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMF3_9RAmpc&feature=youtu.be ) Thomas Pieters and many more awards being presented (click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR4aLRq7U74) made it a very special occasion to be part of.  Andrew Cotter from Sky Sports hosted the evening fantastically and the after dinner speaker was Welsh football legend Dean Saunders. It was a great night although the copious amounts of free red wine and a 3am bedtime made for an interesting few seminars the following morning.

Jack Davidson is the King of Spain

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Wow Wow Wow, that’s all we can say. 

Jack has become the first Welsh golfer to win the Spanish Amateur Open – following in the footsteps of players such as Darren Clarke, Jose Maria Olazabal, Sergio Garcia and Danny Willett.

They are all former winners of the Copa del Rey with Jack joining that illustrious list after a strong second round in the final helped him beat England’s Marco Penge in the 36 hole final at El Saler golf club near Valencia.

He was one down after the morning round against England’s Walker Cup squad player Penge, but turned his fortunes round in the afternoon with the help of two eagles on the front nine before a level par run on the back nine brought a 4 and 3 win in windy conditions on the Spanish coast.

It capped a stunning week for Jack, who qualified for the match play stages in 32nd place out of 32 but then set up his charge to the title by beating number one seed Christopher MacLean of Scotland.

This victory has seen Jack continue his great start to the season which has seen him come third in the South American Amateur in January and seventh in the Portuguese Amateur in February.

This victory is one of the best individual wins on the international stage for some years for a Welsh male golfer

Jack started 2017 ranked 580th in the SP-World Amateur Rankings. After the fantastic start to 2017 he is now in 131st and 18th in the GB & I Walker Cup list.

The victory has earned him an invite to the European Tour event, The Valderamma Masters where he will be teeing it up alongside the best golfers in the world. The event is to be played on Oct 19 – Oct 22.

Jack Davidson wins Welsh Amateur Championship

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What can I say other than another massive congratulations to our very own Jack Davidson on winning the Welsh Amateur Championship last weekend at Aberdovey. Jack clinched the Welsh Amateur title to take another step closer to Walker Cup selection which is announced on the 22nd August.

Jack beat the Vale Resort’s Tim Harry in the final at Aberdovey by a convincing 8 & 7 victory, to earn his third title of the season after winning the Spanish Amateur as well as his European Nations success.

The Golf Union of Wales championships manager David Wilson said, “This was a strong performance from Jack, who added the Welsh Amateur to his list of titles won this season,”.

Huge congratulations to him on what has already been an excellent season, but with the Walker Cup later in the year as well it could get even better.

We are all so proud of you Jack at the club and it looks like you had a great night of celebrating back at the club on Friday evening with family, friends and members.

Well done and keep up the great work

To watch an interview with Jack after his victory click here

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