Herts Golf win for Sports student Jack

Jack with his winning trophy

A Sports Studies student from Oaklands College has come away with the winning title at a prestigious county-based Golf competition for young players. 

19-year-old Jack Slater from Stevenage came tops with a -3 par over 36 holes in the Colts Championships last weekend at Old Ford Manor Golf Club in Barnet –a competition which pitches the skills of over 60 young players from Golf Clubs all over the county. 

Jack, a current student in his first year of a Foundation Degree in Sports Studies, kept his cool with a consistent and cool performance which saw him win by five shots from his nearest rival and become the first Letchworth golfer to win the event in its history. 

The competition was hosted by Herts Golf Union, a body which culminates all events and competitions for men’s and boys golf in Hertfordshire. With 68 member clubs, the union aims to encourage, promote and support all levels of Golfing ability in the county. 

Jack has certainly had an excellent season to date, finishing 2nd in the South East Links Championship in Kent and making his County 1st Team debut last month, winning both his matches in the process. By virtue of his victory, Jack will now represent Herts at the Prince of Wales Trophy for Under 21 golfers, held each year on the Duchess course at Woburn in August.