Young Redbourn foursome drive to the top

Redbourn Golf Club's Peggy de Podesta Trophy-winning junior squad, from left, Luke Baynham, Jamie Knight, Louis Downie and Alex Williams.
Redbourn Golf Club's Peggy de Podesta Trophy-winning junior squad, from left, Luke Baynham, Jamie Knight, Louis Downie and Alex Williams.

A team of Redbourn Golf Club juniors has seen off competition from across the county to win a regional U18s event.

Louis Downie, Luke Baynham, Alex Williams and Jamie Knight amassed 146 Stableford points to win the annual Peggy de Podesta Trophy by just one point.

The youngsters faced fierce competition from 38 pairings, representing clubs from across Hertfordshire.

However, Redbourn produced an excellent display in the foursomes competition – a format seen in the Ryder Cup where golfers take alternate shots – and took home the trophy.

Ian McDowell, Redbourn Golf Club general manager, said: “We are dedicated to promoting junior golf and have an active schedule to keep our juniors playing and competing regularly.

“I’d like to congratulate the young men on their magnificent win and for representing the club with such composure in competition.

“I’d also like to thank the junior organiser, Mark Knight, for all his hard work.”