Well, what a year. After the gloom of 2020 there was certainly a lot to celebrate for Henbury Golf Club in 2021, with a historic league treble.
The Bristol and District golf league started back in 1955 and never before has a club's 1st, 2nd & 3rd teams won league titles in the same year. However we are pleased to announce that it happened this year when we did exactly that.
To have one team win the league is fantastic but for all three to win was something we could never have imagined. We have a committed membership here at Henbury and this is reflected in the strength in depth we have in our teams.
The 1st team, lead by captain (and green keeper) James Rowles, won Division 1 for the 5th time in 7 years. An absolutely amazing achievement to be crowned champions in an area with so many talented golfers.
The 2nd team were brilliantly captained by Liam Bailey to victory in the 4th division. Playing mainly 1st teams, to win this league was something extremely special.
Kevin Powell captained the 3rd team to an exceptional victory in the 5th division - playing many 2nd teams. So a massive credit goes to Kevin and his team.
Our success was covered by BBC Bristol last week. The ever-eloquent Ron Pell, Henbury's league representative, gave an overview of our team's successes.
Our congratulations to everyone involved at Henbury Golf Club
A huge thank you goes out to every golf club that welcomed us this year. We played some fantastic courses throughout Bristol and Bath and were welcomed with some exceptional hospitality along the way.
We also owe a huge amount of gratitude to all the members and staff at Henbury Golf Club. Our new catering team have outdone themselves with some excellent post-match meals, as have the bar staff - even when we had matches finishing late into the evening.
Our course has been in immaculate condition this year so a huge deal of gratitude goes out to all the hard work by the green keepers. We had many extremely positive reviews from visiting teams throughout this year.
The excellent new team in the Pro shop also deserve praise for keeping us going and providing lessons to many of our team members. Also, thanks to all the Henbury members that came out to watch our matches and support from the sidelines.
Our thanks go to the Bristol & District golf league organisers - this competition has so much history and is cherished by so many, so we thank them for their ongoing work.
We have an extremely talented Ladies' section at Henbury. At present, our Ladies' B and C teams have a few games to go throughout September and October. As other A teams haven’t played all their matches yet the results of the Ladies leagues are yet to be determined, but we all back them with our full support.
Also our juniors have had a great season with league game victories, hole in ones and county call ups. Well done to all involved!
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