Redbourn youngster Holly is gunning for glory at national finals

Holly Hunter and Mark Knight of Redbourn Golf Club
Holly Hunter and Mark Knight of Redbourn Golf Club

A 14-year-old member of Redbourn Golf Club has won two county competitions and is set to compete in the national final of the Medal Winner Trophy on June 28.

Holly Hunter – the daughter of Redbourn’s head PGA professional, Steve Hunter – has been a member of the club from the age of eight.

She is the current holder of two county trophies – The Ann Pike Trophy, and The Hertfordshire De Paula Cup.

The talented youngster’s first national final takes place at Peterborough Milton Golf Club, where she will represent her home club.

Redbourn boasts an active junior section including nearly 100 girls and boys, led by junior organiser, Mark Knight.

Knight has recently been recognised for his voluntary work at the Club and across the county with an award from England Golf.

He has been presented with the 2014 England Golf County Development Award, for excellence in encouraging others to take up and enjoy golf, and was named among the organisation’s 2014 Volunteers of the Year at its annual County Golf Development Conference.

McDowell said: “We are privileged to have both Holly and Mark as ambassadors for our club at a national level.

“They embody what we aim to achieve here at Redbourn, which is to get more people involved in the sport.

“I know that Holly is also looking forward to competing in the England U15 championship this summer, and we wish her, and the other girls from Redbourn, the best of luck.