Under sunny skies, light breezes and what good be described as perfect conditions the best of Kilmarnock Barassie young talent secured an emphatic win over their Ayr Bellisle Golf Club neighbours.
Inclement weather earlier in the week forced a change of venue from a drenched Largs, Kelburne to the more sandy greens and fairways of Prestwick St Nicholas. The pin placements were challenging ...the undulating greens provided the ideal challenge for these future champions.
Credit must go to Barassie Junior Convener, Craig Gilmour who put the boys through an intensive pre-match preparation which included 'course management skills', a key element in the winning of the trophy. Craig actually played a few practice holes with each of the boys to get them into the correct mental frame of mind, and ensure they were bonding as a team.
Craig highlighted two areas which were pivotal in Kilmarnock Barassie's triumph ...Euan Henderson's putting; he slotting everything from 10 feet and under; Euan Walker's ball striking was superb and saw him drop only one hole in his match and that was to an eagle 3 at the Par 5 eleventh.
With a complete team of under 16-year old super stars, this is only the second time in the 41 year history that Barassie has seized the trophy.
As your golfing superstars will freely admit, a major amount of their success is attributed to the coaching staff ...Bill Sherry and Assistant Professional David Addison, take a bow!!
However, as has always been said, what do you do after you have won the cup?? Retain it!!
Well Done, Boys!! ...from everyone at Kilmarnock Barassie!!