Six junior Jersey golfers have been gifted an incredible opportunity to play alongside visiting professional golfers at this week’s Acorn Jersey Open tournament.
The opportunity arose when a long standing supporter of the Jersey Open was unable to attend this year’s event. The generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, paid for two playing slots on the proviso that the spaces were given to six up-and-coming junior players, giving them the opportunity to play for one day each of the three day pro-am tournament.
On the opening day, Tom Eva and Matt Wood joined professionals Mike McLean and Luis Carbonetti for 18 holes. Yesterday, Luke Sullivan and Jenson Hill took to the course with professionals Magnus P. Atlevi and Barry Conser. And today, Thomas Raine and James Le Cuirot played with Luis Carbonetti and Mike McLean.
“The generosity of our tournament supporter has meant that six local junior golf enthusiasts have been given a fantastic chance to boost their game, to spend time with professional players and receive first-hand advice and guidance,” says Richard Harrop, CEO of Acorn who are organisers and sponsors of the event. “The opportunity reflects the strong community benefits that hosting the Acorn Jersey Open brings; from volunteering to free spectating and we are proud to be part of it.”