Grace gets her name on prizewinners’ list

Award winning golfer 15-year-old Grace Peel at Lightcliffe Golf Club
Award winning golfer 15-year-old Grace Peel at Lightcliffe Golf Club

LIGHTCLIFFE Golf Club has a new name on the prize boards in the form of 15-year-old Brighouse High School student Grace Peel, writes Charlotte Henbest.

Completing three consecutive medal rounds in the difficult Sowden Trophy, Grace brought the trophy to the club which now has pride of place in the display cabinet.

The Sowden Trophy Medal rounds were held on May 2, May 9 and May 16 with Grace bringing it home with nett scores of 71,74,78 a total of 223.

A club member for three years, Grace was introduced to the game by her dad, Mike and her 18-year-old brother Marcus.

Living in Hipperholme, Grace is currently in Year 10 at school in the first year of her GCSEs and not letting her sporting hobby get in the way of her studies.

She manages to play at least once a week and also has lessons with the club’s professional Dave McKidd.

“I normally enter the junior events, although I have entered some of the ladies ones too,but this is the first main event I have taken part in and to win is just fantastic,” she said.

“My name will now go up on the board in the clubhouse, which will be there for a long time and it would be nice to see it up there quite a few more times.

“I have had lots of pats on the back from the club captains and of course mum and dad are very proud of me.

“There are no more competitions at the moment but I am looking forward to taking part again soon. In the meantime I am happy going round the course with my friend Hannah Holden.”

When not playing golf, Grace’s other hobbies include netball and playing the saxophone and she is a member of the Calderdale Youth Jazz Orchestra.