Junior Captain 2020/21
Junior Captain Profile
Hello my name is Michael Fisher; I am 16 years old and I am currently the Junior Captain at Barton-on-Sea Golf Club. Throughout the past 7 years I have played golf for Hampshire, starting at under 10’s and I am currently representing under 18’s. 5 years ago I joined Barton-on-sea Golf Club. Barton have made me feel welcome in every way. I have made good mates and everyone is polite. Throughout my 5 years here my golf has improved, bringing my handicap down to 3. I have played and won numerous events within the club and I have travelled to different places to represent the club in competitions.
My aim as Junior Captain is to make members feel welcome, the same way I was, and help the club to raise and encourage young players into the game and to help them engage and dive deeper into the sport. It would be really helpful if there was a nine hole stableford once a week during the summer period for 6 weeks with the winner getting 3 points second getting 2 points, third getting one point and everyone else gets zero. Whoever has the most points at the end of the 6 weeks gets a small trophy and a little prize. Doing this would really help bring in young golfers and it gives them time to have some fun. I believe that the club has so much more to offer in terms of bringing in young golfers. I am looking forward to working with the Junior Organisers and our Junior Vice Captain, Zack Riggs, to do this.
I feel very proud to represent the club and I am more than excited to get more involved with the Junior Section.
Junior Vice Captain 2020/21
JUNIOR VICE CAPTAIN PROFILE
I am 16 years old and currently hold the position of Junior Vice Captain. I have been a member at Barton-on-Sea Golf Club since summer 2017. Before joining Barton, I had been playing for around 4 years on and off. However, once I had joined Barton, I have improved my golf game massively. I am grateful for taking part in the junior Saturday lessons, as they definitely helped me progress. I enjoyed the social side and made some good friends and met many of the club's members. Within my 4-year span at Barton, I have managed to bring my handicap down to a sturdy 9 and will hopefully keep lowering. I have played and won many competitions within the club and have travelled to various places playing in the junior competitions for the club.
My aim whilst being Junior Vice Captain is to welcome all members, just as I was welcomed, and to find ways to include all levels of player. I wish to encourage the younger juniors to play and to help them improve their game and become strong golfers. I hope to introduce more roll-up competitions with the cost being just £1 to enter and the winner takes all. I believe this would encourage the less experienced and younger juniors to participate in the competition side of golf. These roll-ups would be an alternation of medal and stableford competitions as these are the most played formats. I remember how daunting it was to play my first competition, so I think this is a good way to integrate all junior golfers. In my opinion, it would be great if Barton was host to a Junior Open as it is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the superb courses and friendly nature that Barton-on-Sea Golf Club has to offer. I am looking forward to working alongside the Junior Organisers to move these ideas forward.
I am very proud to be a member at Barton and I thank all the Junior Organisers for welcoming me in 2017.