From left: Jimmy Jones

From left: Jimmy Jones

Golfing talent runs in the family

It was a special year for local golf icon, Dawn Coe-Jones, at the annual youth tournament in her name.

It was a special year for local golf icon, Dawn Coe-Jones, at the annual youth tournament in her name.

Coe-Jones son Jimmy Jones won the tournament, shooting 70, with four birdies in a row on his back nine.

“This year is extra special for me,” says Coe-Jones. “It’s very awesome. I know he puts a lot of pressure on himself when he comes to play, especially here.”

As for the four birdies, Coe-Jones says “It doesn’t usually happen, even for me.”

Jones, who started golfing when he was nine or ten, started taking the game more seriously last year. He is now 16.

For the girls, Shirin Anjanwalla, defended her title, shooting 86.

“She’s a special young lady,” says Jones. “She works hard on her game, and it was fun to see her win again.”

This year there were approximately 44 youth golfers, six of them girls.

“We used to have 72, and we were turning them away,” observes Coe-Jones. “I think this is a trend in the golfing industry as a whole. We have to find some way of bringing young golfers back to the golf course.”

Second low gross for the boys went to Cole Morrison, while third low gross went to Greg Palmer.

First low net went to Joshua Charlton-Krol, and second low net went to Jeremy Robson.

For the girls, Emily Adams received second low gross, while Michelle Waters received third. Jenn Mace was first low net, and Megan Radcliffe was second.