Gabriel’s ‘Fore’ Competitions!

Junior Golf Champion Gabriel teeing off in East Lothian tournament

Ghyll Royd’s resident golfer Gabriel has been busy over the half term playing up and down the country. He played the Peter Cowen Golf Academy’s 2018 Mini Tour event at Silkstone Golf Club in Rotherham on Saturday 26th May 2018. He played really well and finished 2nd by only 1 shot!

Gabriel and his family then moved on up to Longniddry, East Lothian in Scotland where he competed in the US Kids European Championships that was played from the 29th-31st May 2018. Gabriel had a great time competing with children from across the world, being paired on the different days with boys from South Africa, Uganda, Denmark and Scotland. He had a very difficult/unlucky first day, but showed great character and determination shooting 8 shots lower on his second round, and then even better on the last day shooting 1 under par (one of only 11 boys in his category to do so!). He ultimately finished in 20th position out of the best 47 boys from across the world in his category! A remarkable achievement from a boy of just 7 years of age.

On Sunday, 10th June Gabriel played the Adidas Wee Wonders regional qualifier event at Leeds Golf Centre. He shot an amazing 1 over par, winning his age group of 6 boys by 7 shots! What a brilliant few weeks for Gabriel, a big fat well done from all your friends, teachers and parents at Ghyll Royd!

And finally, on Sunday 17th June, Gabriel was back competing on the European Junior Golf Tour on, playing the very challenging British Par 3 Championship course at Nailcote Hall. He played really well and was very happy to win his age category! He brought this trophy into school as he was keen to show it off to his friends!

If you are not familiar with Gabriel’s previous achievements, he was named European Junior Golf Champion last year and continues to improve and impress with his golf ability. If your child has achieved something new, or has a special hobby they’d like to talk to us about, please send in your certificates/work/awards and any pictures to Miss Wilson in the School Office.

Conveniently situated on the A65 between Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley.