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The 2019 Secondary Schools Golf Championship took place on Thursday 3rd October at Mearns Castle Golf Academy. Organised by the East Renfrewshire Active Schools team, in partnership with the Golf Academy, 6 schools, 9 teams and 27 pupils participated in the 18 hole competition and despite the cold conditions, some excellent scores were recorded.
Players competed in both team and individual competitions with some fantastic prizes on offer for the winners. Jamie Ferguson from Williamwood High School recorded the lowest net score of 59, whilst Euan Urquhart from Barrhead High School shot a 68 to win the best individual gross competition. However, it was the Williamwood High School triplet of Luke Brown, Jamie Ferguson and Christopher Currie who carried home the Team Trophy with a total of 88 stableford points.
A massive thanks goes to Russell Gray and his fantastic staff at Mearns Castle Golf Academy for their support in making this event a great success and to all the schools and pupils for taking part. Well done to everyone!!
I believe that fun, healthy competition can help drive participation in sport. Working in partnership with the Golf Academy enables that to happen
Chris Rose, Active Schools Coordinator
The ERSSGC gives pupils the opportunity to represent their school and compete against other schools and individuals, regardless of ability due to its format. It is an extremely well organised and inclusive day where pupils of all golfing ability feel valued and included. On the 6th attempt of trying Williamwood high School won the team event in 2019. This achievement has been recognised with team members being presented with their "Excellence in Sports badges" at year group assemblies, raising their confidence and self-belief.
David Sudding, Teacher, Williamwood HS
The next event in the Active Schools Calendar are the School Badminton Championships.