Updated: May 11
The Front 9 Junior Golf Tour has just wrapped up its 3rd event for 2018. Thank you to Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar for hosting the 50 junior golfers that got the chance to play on March 11th. The tour has secured 20+ events being played at all courses in The Bahamas including, Abaco, Freeport, Exuma, and Nassau. The Front 9 is dedicated to ensuring that our junior golfers have a full tournament schedule and other opportunities to succeed in the first half of their golf lives. RECORD 150 MATCH When asked to explain the reason behind the juniors playing a “shortened” golf course, Georgette Rolle (aka Coach “G”) told the kids “ There was point in time when I would ask the kids which club they played from certain yardages. There were not many juniors who truly understood how far they hit the ball, or which club they used from certain yardages. Now when I ask them which club they hit from 100yds, they can all tell me, as they just finished an event where they had to hit that same club 18 times (once at the start of each hole which was 100yds in length). Now when we ask them which club they hit from 150 yds, they are able to tell us as well.” Twice per year the kids will have the opportunity to compete for the title of the 100yd and 150yds Record holder. The kids are encouraged throughout the year to play the course from those yardages to set unofficial records. THE FIELD Hosted on March 11th, the tournament featured 50 players. Congratulations to the overall winner, 15yr old Ashley Michel, who captured the tournament flag. Ashley tied with Lexander Antoine (from Freeport) for 1st, but after a scorecard/paper playoff, Ashley emerged as the winner. The overall record holder from 150yds is Ashley Michel, 15, from Nassau. The top 10 finishers were: Ashley Michel (Age 15)- 65 Lexander Antoine (Age 14) - 65 Javontae Pinder (Age 14) - 66 Saketh Hegde (age 14)- 67 Benjamin Knowles (age 13) - 72 A’Marie Smith (age 14)- 77 Jaden Ward (age 13) - 77 Kyndall Campbell (age 13) - 78 Tyesha Tynes (age 13) - 78 Jenna Bayles (age 15) - 79 Riya Miller (age 15) - 79 FOLLOW AND SUPPORT THE TOUR Follow the juniors by:
Download “The Front 9” app
Fourteenclubsgolfacademy.com website under the events tab.
Bahamasgolf.org website under their Junior Golf tab.
Check out bluegolf.com and type in the search bar “The Front 9.”
If you are interested in volunteering as a scoring marshal, please contact Coach G at 828-4653. The next event is the BGF Junior Nationals at the Ocean Club Golf Course on April 14-15th. Register for this event is by sending an email to Alena Hutcheson, the BGF Junior Division Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see all junior golfers there!