Congratulations to Filton Member Mitch Waite (Fourth from the left), who last week won his first Cap playing for England.
Mitch and the England team came runner-up in the European Amateur Team Championship at the Faldo-designed course, in Berlin.
What a fantastic achievement for someone who is still a member of our club and who came through the Filton Juniors Program.
So far this year Mitch has established himself as at the very highest level and just some of his achievements are:
· Represent England · Leads the English Amateur Order of Merit · Won the Hampshire Salver · Runner-up in the European Amateur Championships · Runner-up – Lytham Trophy · Third place at The Amateur Championships
County Centenary Invitation Day (Eric Innes Plate)
on Wed July 11, 2018
A great day for Filton Golf Club at Henbury Golf Club on Tuesday 10th July, when our team of Club Captain Ian Wilde, Trustee Board Member Tony Duffy,Vice-Captain Darren McGee and Club Secretary Ian Mcmahon won the Eric Innes Plate with an outstanding score of 94 points, 3 points clear of their nearest rivals. Congratulations to all for a very hard-won victory ! See the link below for the full results.
We had 5 activity stations with various putting and chipping skills. These were manned by Daryl, Tom, Dave and Adam plus we persuaded Debbie Casling (England Golf) to help as well.
The feedback from the guests on the day was very positive and all enjoyed themselves. There was some interest to have follow on lessons and some interest to join the club so watch this space.
The day was supported by the "Gloucestershire Golf Innovation Fund" and "Get into Golf" and the feedback from Debbie Casling (England Golf) was that the day was excellent, she was extremely impressed and she might use our event to showcase future 'Get into Golf' events (a fab compliment).
I think the weather helped us in being so successful, along with a lot of organisation and planning prior to the event.
There is a plan to follow up the day with Ladies Taster Sessions and we are working on other similar follow on sessions for the Juniors and Men !
To help support the event we ran a Family Open Day Shambles which was well supported with 22 teams of four. The winners of the Shambles were Rob Green, Mathew Witter, Andrew Thomas and George Thomas with 105 points winning on count back
The hog roast was also a success and enjoyed by everyone.
A big thank you to the organisers of the Event (Tom, Dave, Ian and Lyn) and all those who helped out on the day.