Jack the lad powers his way to second title

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IN an exceptional display of skill, youngster Jack ‘The Power’ Poulton has become the first ever two-time winner of Ivinghoe Golf Club’s President’s Day Trophy – the most prestigious handicap competition in the club’s calendar.

Playing over 36 holes, 11-year-old Jack demonstrated maturity well beyond his years to defend his title and lift the trophy.

Jack Poulton receives his trophy from Ivinghoe Golf Club president Sandra Garrad and men's captain, Paul Black.

Jack Poulton receives his trophy from Ivinghoe Golf Club president Sandra Garrad and men's captain, Paul Black.

Jack, playing off 26, finished the event with a nett score of 3-under par for the day. He was closely followed by teenager Nicholas Munro, playing off 5, at 1-under-par for the 36 holes. That was good enough to hand Nick the Scratch Trophy.

In third place, with a score of 1-over-par, came midweek captain Ian Hall, who was playing off 20.

Ian actually carded the lowest nett score for the morning round, with a 3-under par 59, he had no answer for Jack’s nett 6-under par in the afternoon.

“If my knees were as young as Jack’s, maybe I could have hung on a bit longer in the afternoon!” said Ian.

“But what a phenomenal performance by young Jack - the course was set up as demandingly as it probably ever has been, and rightly so for a major.

“It called for precision golf with every shot and Jack showed tremendous focus and skill to defend so brilliantly. He’s a real credit to the Club.”

A modest Jack said: “I wanted to give it my best to try to retain the trophy, but you need a bit of luck if you are going to come out on top over 36 holes.

> Pic - Jack Poulton receives his trophy from Ivinghoe Golf Club president Sandra Garrad and men’s captain, Paul Black.