IN an exceptional display of skill, youngster Jack ‘The Power’ Poulton has become the first ever two-time winner of Ivinghoe Golf Club’s President’s Day Trophy – the most prestigious handicap competition in the club’s calendar.
Playing over 36 holes, 11-year-old Jack demonstrated maturity well beyond his years to defend his title and lift the trophy.
Jack, playing off 26, finished the event with a nett score of 3-under par for the day. He was closely followed by teenager Nicholas Munro, playing off 5, at 1-under-par for the 36 holes. That was good enough to hand Nick the Scratch Trophy.
In third place, with a score of 1-over-par, came midweek captain Ian Hall, who was playing off 20.
Ian actually carded the lowest nett score for the morning round, with a 3-under par 59, he had no answer for Jack’s nett 6-under par in the afternoon.
“If my knees were as young as Jack’s, maybe I could have hung on a bit longer in the afternoon!” said Ian.
“But what a phenomenal performance by young Jack - the course was set up as demandingly as it probably ever has been, and rightly so for a major.
“It called for precision golf with every shot and Jack showed tremendous focus and skill to defend so brilliantly. He’s a real credit to the Club.”
A modest Jack said: “I wanted to give it my best to try to retain the trophy, but you need a bit of luck if you are going to come out on top over 36 holes.
> Pic - Jack Poulton receives his trophy from Ivinghoe Golf Club president Sandra Garrad and men’s captain, Paul Black.