Well done Tom Atkinson who finished second in the Essex Under 12 Championship. The competition was played at Crowlands Heath Golf Club with 36 juniors taking part on the beautifully maintained 9-hole course. Tom finished just a few shots behind the winner - a great achievement.
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Just what was needed
We can't think of a more deserving winner than Justin Rose, golf's first Olympic champion since 1904 - a huge congratulations to him on winning gold after a thrilling final-round duel with Henrik Stenson. Make no mistake, golf needed this positive outcome after several high-profile golfers decided not to compete in Rio.
"That felt better than anything I've ever won. It was the best tournament I've ever done"
This was a quote from Rose's post round interview - a former US Open champion let's not forget.
"Hopefully we've shown Brazil what golf is about. I'm glad it was close. Not for my nerves. For golf."
Rose relished the opportunity to represent Great Britain, arriving in Brazil a week before the Olympics officially started to ensure he was part of the opening ceremony. Anyone who follows the Englishman on Twitter will know what competing in the Olympics meant and how genuine he is about helping to grow the game. With a global audience of approximately 4 billion, it's fair to say Rose, Stenson and the rest of the Olympic field put on a fantastic show, doing a superb job of showcasing everything that's good about the game. Jordan Spieth has already tweeted his ambition to represent USA in Tokyo in four years', which tells us a lot. Roll on 2020!
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