Middlesex is celebrating its first ever victory in a long-standing county youth tournament, thanks in part to a fine display by John Lyon Golf ace Tanay Shah.
The team of eight young players lifted the George McPartlin Trophy after a fine display at Bush Hill Park Golf Club saw them win by a single point from Bedfordshire, and ahead of Hertfordshire in third and Essex in fourth.
Upper Sixth student Tanay was the oldest member of the Middlesex team, made up of six boys and three girls. Selected as captain, the John Lyon Golfer went on to shoot the best score over 18 holes, helping the county win by the narrowest of margins.
The George McPartlin Trophy, named after one of the founders of the English Schools Golf Association has been contested by the UK’s county-level juniors for many years, more recently becoming a four-way competition.
After the competition, Tanay, who plays off a handicap of just 15, said: “I was excited to be given the chance to represent Middlesex and I am proud to have been part of the team that won this event for the first time. As captain I had to give a speech after the tournament in which I thanked the organisers, Bush Hill Golf Club and the grounds staff who had kept the course in good condition even after rain. I was extremely proud to lift the trophy in front of my parents, who had been completely supportive of me from the start of the competition.
“My next goal is to reach a handicap in single figures.”
New John Lyon Golf Club brings sport to the fore!
John Lyon Head of Mathematics Mr Pete Muhley has launched a new John Lyon Golf Club, with sessions taking place at Northwick Park Playgolf each Monday after School until 5.15pm.
The club is aimed at Year 7 – 10 at pupils who are keen golfers and are ideally members at local clubs with golf handicaps, and is an opportunity for boys to not only practice their golf skills but also receive coaching from Mr Muhley, who is a talented scratch golfer.
The club will aslo act as preparation for potential future Golf fixtures against other schools in Summer Term.
The subsidised cost for each session is £3.
Place are limited. Please email PWM@johnlyon.org.