Ashbourne's George Padden had a very good round of golf in The Derbyshire Junior Spring Meeting at Mickleover Golf Club on Monday 2 May. This was a white tee competition, decided by the best nett score and George did not disappoint. Playing off his handicap of 16 he had four pars on the front nine and played three under his handicap, with a gross 40 nett 32. He managed a further three pars on the back nine but was slightly less consistent, coming back in gross 44 nett 36, two over handicap, for an overall gross 84 nett 68. Playing one under his handicap, especially on a less familiar golf course was a fine performance by any standards, and good enough to secure the winner's Trophy.
George was presented with the junior trophy by Derbyshire County President Cynthia Machent.