Exeter Golf and Country Club gains international recognition

Across the different sports we compete in at the club, members have been making huge waves for some time. However, this summer, that wave grew tidal when Harrison Greenberry stormed his way to winning the 85th Boys Amateur Championship.

The Western Morning News stated recently that Exeter Golf and Country Club is gaining ‘international recognition’.

Unless you’re one of our golf members, you may not have heard about the rising stars within our junior membership.

The names, Chris Gill, Ryan Pope, and Harrison Greenberry may not strike a cord with our non golfing members now, but at this rate, they may well do so in the near future!

Our golf section has had an exciting year, since their historic double win at the Palariet Trophy and the Still Cup in Autumn 2010.

With a new course record of 62 set by the then 16 year old Harrison Greenberry back in May, the season got off to a promising start. The season continued to exceed expectations when Harrison overcame the best young golfers in the world to win golf’s most prestigious junior compeition at the Boy’s Amateur Championship in August.
Harrison played alongside his friend and fellow member Ryan Pope.

Ryan was one of the favourites to win but experienced bad luck in the early stages of the contest. Once out of the contest, Ryan proved his loyatly to Harrison by supporting him as his caddy for remaining rounds! A fantastic achievement for Harrison and inspirational support and sportsmanship by Ryan.

Since his phenomenal win, Harrison played in the Great Britain and Ireland team against the Continent of Europe for the Jacques Leglise Trophy in Spain.

Chris Gill who is now a professional golfer is also flying the flag high for Exeter Golf and Country Club representing Great Britain and Ireland against America at the PGA Cup in California.

Paul Smale, Gary Milne, Viv Worthington, Ryan Pope, Harrison Greenberry