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We have to say a huge thank you to the whole team at Belton Woods, as we occupied the majority of the hotel and golf courses for three and a half days.
Lindsay and Matt looked after us from start to finish, the guys in the starters’ hut did a superb job, and the hotel team made sure that everyone was fed and watered – we couldn’t have asked for more.
We had The Melanoma Fund in attendance to deliver their message of just how important sun screen is to golfers and caddies of all ages, alongside a raffle to raise funds for their hugely worthwhile charity. Some amazing prizes were on offer, including a lovely garden set from our sponsor, Rattan Garden Furniture Ltd, an overnight stay & play break at Belton Woods, a spa day at Belton Woods, a voucher for a custom fit Titleist Vokey wedge, along with many mystery prizes kindly donated by the players and their families. Our thanks go to each and every one of you for your generosity: £1,020 was raised for the charity.
We also had a seminar from the newly formed Golf Education Partnership, of which we are one of the founding partners.
The Golf College and Tournament Golf College, the main partners, offer multiple opportunities for further and higher education here in the UK, and in Portugal, so Kevin and Paul delivered a talk to give players an idea of the options that are out there for them from the age of 16 onward.
Lastly, Jeremy Dale performed his entertaining trick shot show one evening, to the delight of children and adults alike, so a big thank you also goes to Jeremy.
The Junior Open Divisions all headed to the Lakes Course, while the age divisions all played the Woods Course: 6&Under and 7-8s the front 9 and the 9-10s the back 9.
With an obvious excitement on Day 1, the players were all raring to go come Tuesday morning, although nerves obviously always play a part for both players and parents. Day 2 was moving day, where those at the head of the fields knew they had a lead to defend while those behind knew that that was the time to make up some ground. And after some rain overnight, Day 3 was the final push, where everyone wanted to finish as high up their leaderboard as possible, and it was certainly a very dramatic day.
To add to the professional feel of the event we also added a new live scoring system into the equation, so the players knew exactly where they stood in real time.
Golf Game Book are going to become our latest backer as our official live scoring partner and the system was used for the first time at Belton Woods.
Another new addition to the Summer cup this year were a dozen stunning silver cup trophies, which were very kindly donated for the Division Winners by our sponsor, Rattan Garden Furniture Ltd. These, along with the BJGT glassware and Titleist golf balls meant that the trophy table looked amazing and only added to the excitement. The silver trophies will be held by the winners for a year, engraved with their names and then returned ready for the next set of Summer Cup Champions.
6&Under Boys Champion – Rex Pickavance
6&Under Girls Champion – Yixuan Liu
The 6&Under Division saw Rex Pickavance go wire-to-wire to become the 2022 Summer Cup Champion. His round of 41 on Day 1 gave him a very solid start and a 2-shot lead over  Raef Diwan, while Hal Donald and Matthew Lamble were a further shot back.
Rex then posted a round of 44 on Day 2, as Oscar Ross came out the pack with a round of 41 to close the gap at the top, meaning that he’d start Day 3 two shots behind and the nearest challenger.
However, Rex had reserved his best for the last day and produced a stunning 1-under par round of 36 to storm into an unassailable lead that stretched to 10 shots by the end of the day.
Oscar Ross held on to second place with a round of 44, which was matched by Hal Donald, who leapfrogged Matthew Lamble into third place to complete the Boys podium.
Yixuan Liu claimed the Girls 6&Under title – her rounds of 48, 53 and 51 gave her an 8-shot victory, to take the wonderful trophies home, over Brianne Yang, while Mira Pasura finished third.
7-8 Boys Champion – Marcus Karim
7-8 Girls Champion – Ruby Anwar
The well travelled Marcus Karim, fresh off the back of two Top 5 finishes in Junior World Championships in the US, arrived at Belton Woods as the firm favourite for the title and he certainly didn’t disappoint.
Opening with a round of 39, he led from the front, finishing with a 4-shot cushion over Aronas Juodis, who was playing his first BJGT event. Ruby Anwar finished Day 1 in third overall, a single shot further back.
Marcus went two shots better on Day 2 posting a 37, including back-to-back birdies, while Aronas fired a second 43, but it was Harry Odell who moved into second place going into the final round. Having opened with a 48, he stormed to a 37 on Day 2, which also included back-to-back birdies.
The final round saw Marcus produce a very consistent performance, signing for a second consecutive 37 to claim the title and add another stunning trophy to the mantle piece.
Aronas had his best round of the week by posting a total of 42 and in doing so leapfrogged Harry Odell to claim the Runner-Up trophy by a single shot, as Harry signed for a 42 on the final day and settled for a very respectable third place.
Ruby Anwar claimed the Girls’ 7-8 Title with a superb performance over the week that put her fourth overall – her rounds of 44, 50 and 46  for a total of 140 gave her a 4-shot victory over Danielle Young from The Netherlands in second.
9-10 Boys Champion – Aryan Kapoor
9-10 Girls Champion – Truc Nguyen
The 9-10 Division was such a close run competition: 7 players started the final day within 2-shots of the lead held by Harry Mody.
Aryan Kapoor was the player to go lowest when it mattered in the final round, as he added a second round of 39 to his first on Day 1 and and a 46 on Day 2 to give him a total of 124 for his tournament – this was enough for a 2-shot margin to claim the winner’s trophies, a great performance under pressure.
Jenson Ringer continued his excellent season, as he finished with a 3-day total of 126 after rounds of 43, 42 and 41 to take the runner-up place. The huge Order of Merit points on offer here mean that he must surely have secured the season championship already?
Our leader going into the final round, Harry Mody, continued his consistent week adding a final round 43 to two consecutive 42s, but this meant that he was leapfrogged by Jenson and Aryan and had to settle for third place overall; a great effort in a very competitive division.
Trực Nguyen claimed the girls’ 9-10 title with rounds of 49, 53 and 51, as she continued her improvement this season, adding the impressive silver trophy and glassware to her cabinet and a real boost to her confidence.
Boys 9-12 Junior Open Gross Division Champion – Alfie Turner
Boys 9-12 Junior Open Net Division Champion – Tanus Van Molendorf
The hottest division in the first half of the season, in both Gross and Net, and the flagship event certainly didn’t disappoint, with a superb field assembled.
Alfie Turner, fresh off the back of his trip to the Junior World Championship, led an incredibly talented field home to secure the Gross Division title.
The trip out to San Diego always seems to give players a sense of perspective and a new drive to improve and that certainly was the case for Alfie.
His scores of 78, 70 (-2) and 73 gave him a total of 221 and a 7-shot victory, which is hugely impressive given the quality lined up behind him.
Jasper Gastrau made the trip from Switzerland more than worthwhile, as he climbed to second place with a superb round of 74 on the final day, matching his previous days’ total to go with an 80 on Day 1. Three birdies and a level-par back 9, just when it mattered, gave him a nice piece of glassware to add to the suitcase.
Oliver McDonnell secured the final Gross Division podium place with rounds of 77, 74 and 79 giving him a total of 230, just a couple of shots behind the runner-up. Never quite able to get his round going on the final day, but the huge OOM points on offer lifted him into pole position for the year, as things start to hot up moving into the final third of the season.
The Net Division was also going to be anyone’s guess and predicting the scores here was always going to be impossible given the levels we have seen to date.
Tanus Van Molendorf continued his superb season carding rounds of 68, 59 and an unbelievable 56 on the final day to come from behind and claim the win on countback over Ralph Barnett.
Tanus carried an injury for the first two days but did very well to stay in contention going into the final round, where he produced another stunning performance and not for the first time this season, as he moves into second overall on the OOM table.
Ralph Barnett was so unlucky to just miss out on the top spot, as he fired a brilliant 60 on the final day, but just lost out by the narrowest of margins based on the final round scores. He settled for second, still a great result, and moves into the Top 10 on the Order of Merit – his rounds of 64, 59 and 60 showed just what an excellent week he had.
Jasper Gastrau added a second trophy to his case, so we apologise for the added baggage allowance required for the beautiful glass trophies, as he took third place just three shots behind the leaders. Rounds of 65, 60 and 60 gave him a week’s total of 186.
Girls Junior Open Gross Division Champion – Lili-Rose Hunt
Girls Junior Open Net  Division Champion – Erin Wells
Arguably the performance of the week came from Lili-Rose Hunt, who produced a simply stunning set of results over the week to deservedly take the Gross Division Title, on her first BJGT outing of the season.
Rounds of 73, 70 and 69 (-3), with the final round containing seven birdies and a back 9 of 4 under par meant that she closed out the tournament with a huge lead.
Congratulations to her on a total of 212 (-4) to claim the stunning trophy and some all-important WAGR points to hopefully improve her ranking.
Erin Wells finished the week with a double of trophies, the first being the runner-up in the Gross Division, with rounds of 82, 85 and 82 for a total of 249.
Erin then took the honours in the Net Division, as her rounds left her with totals of 67, 70 and 67 to end the week with a total of 204, coming from behind on the final day to grab top spot.
Eve Clunis-Wheway led the way going into the final round, but her 73 on the final day meant that she was pushed into second place at the end of play.
She finished her event with rounds of 70, a superb 63 and the 73 from the final round to give her a total of 206, just two shots shy of Erin.
Boys Junior Open Gross Division Champion – Edward Mason
Boys Junior Open Net Division Champion – Eddie Cook
Edward Mason became Amateur World Ranked for the first time, as he claimed the Boys Gross Title and the WAGR points that it carried.
Ed certainly warmed up as the week went on – having started with an 81, he recovered with rounds of 74 and level-par 72 on the final day to come out the pack and head the field on the final day with a 3-day total of 227.
Finlay Gastrau matched his younger brother’s result, as he held on to second place to make sure he also took home a runner-up trophy when he returns to Switzerland.
He posted rounds of 77, 74 and 79 for a total of 229 to finish two shots behind, but a very successful trip for him and a great experience of golf in the UK.
Jules Hardy posted the lowest final round score of 71, knocking 10 shots off the previous day’s total, and an 82 on Day 1, to grab third place on a countback decision over Joel Warne, with both players having ended on 234 shots.
Jules’ stunning back 9 of 32 (-4) obviously made all the difference to his round and the overall result.
A single shot separated the Top 3 players in the Net Division in an incredibly close finish in true BJGT fashion.
Eddie Cook led the way going into the final round after rounds of 70 and 71 over the first two days, and held his nerve on the final day to card a round of 75, which gave him a single shot victory.
This gave him the title along with both trophies and meant he avoided the countback decision that was required behind him to separate the other two trophy places.
James Pett and Lewis Karim were the players who needed that countback decision having ended with matching totals of 217.
James’ rounds of 73, 73, and 71 just edged him into the runner-up position over Lewis’ 75, 70, and 72 totals by virtue of that one shot difference on the final day.
Such a close finish to a fantastic event, we love results that come right down to the wire!
Another superb, exciting and memorable Summer Cup, the 2022 version certainly didn’t disappoint.
The juniors had a great time, on and off the course, and so did the parents and grandparents, such a wonderful family atmosphere where new friendships were made all round.
We love this event, and we know you do too, so we look forward to the next installment in 2023!

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