Enfield Juniors - Ver Shield Winners 2019!!!
The Ver League is administered by Hertfordshire Golf with 16 teams across 3 counties invited to enter teams. It is the oldest and one of the most prestigious junior competitions in the region.
Each match is played over 2 legs - 7 singles at home and 7 singles away.
Following victories in previous rounds over Harpenden, Ealing and Sandy Lodge, Enfield faced West Herts GC in the final over the weekend.
At Enfield on Saturday afternoon in the incessant rain Enfield built a commanding 5 ½ - 1 ½ lead making the most of home advantage. On Sunday with the West Herts course closed in the morning the 2nd leg was in doubt. However the weather broke (temporarily) and it went ahead.
With the West Herts team littered with Hertfordshire County players Enfield anticipated a tough afternoon. Fortunately, Enfield got off to a flying start and had leads in 5 of the matches by the halfway stage. There was no let up with Enfield winning the second leg 4 ½ - 2 ½ securing an overall 10 - 4 success.
It was 2 days of terrific golf from both teams with Enfield gaining the upper hand. The matches were played in a fantastic spirit. West Herts had been the holders of the Ver Shield for the past 2 years and Enfield showed tremendous maturity in their matches to overcome such renowned opponents.
Our thanks go to West Herts who were fantastic hosts in our 2nd leg and to the Herts Golf Union for organising such a high quality, inter county junior competition.