Junior Captain Plays Faldo Series

Reece makes both cuts

Junior Captain Reece Swain entered two of the International Faldo Series Competitions and made the cut in both!

Seven Faldo Series Championships is taking place across the UK in 2017. The format for each event is 54-hole gross stroke-play, meaning these UK Championships qualify as World Amateur Golf Ranking events (excluding Ireland).

Competitors aged 12-21 participate in each event, with players divided in to five age categories: Boys’ Under-21, Under-18 and Under-16; Girls’ Under-21 and Under-16, based on their age as of January 1st 2017.

Each age-group winner will then be invited by Sir Nick Faldo to compete in the season-ending Grand Final which is hosted by the six-time Major Champion.

Pleasinton Golf Club
North championship
31st July – 2nd August
Reece scored +9, -1, +5 and achieved 7th place.
His comments on the course:
“A short but testing course where being in good positions is key to scoring”

Trentham Golf Club
Midlands championship
7th – 9th August
Reece scored +8, +4, +2 and achieved 14th place.
His comments on the course:
“Longer but more open course with tricky and quick greens”

And Reece’s reward was to drop his handicap after both events to 3.3.

Brilliant news Reece and well done from all members at Cavendish.

Sir Nick Faldo didn’t take up golf until he was 14 after watching the Masters on TV.
He became England’s most successful golfer – you’re well on your way Reece; only two years to go!


“I was just absolutely mesmerised when I saw the Masters that year, particularly by Jack Nicklaus striding across Augusta’s impossibly green fairways. I marched downstairs and announced to my Mum that I was going to take up golf. ‘You’re having a haircut first’ she said, which seemed like a fair enough deal at the time – even if Augusta was waiting!”

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