IT has been an historic year for junior golf at Hexham, with the club’s young members making a name for themselves on the national stage.

Hexham’s junior team made the headlines in October when they competed in the Junior Team Golf National Final, at Mannings Heath, in East Sussex, and performed impressively in the U18 competition.

And a recent graduate of the club’s youth set up, 22-year-old Matty Lamb, excelled on numerous fronts. He won the Hampshire Hog Open, and came close to winning the St Andrews Links Trophy in Scotland, setting a new 36-hole record in the process.

Matty was back at Hexham last weekend to help the current crop of youngsters celebrate their domestic success, at junior presentation night.

Junior club champion was Morgan Blythe with a gross score of 80. Nett winner was Daniel Mayhew (93-28=65).

Younger Oliver Pairs Trophy winners were Lois Blythe and Zach Willis with 43 points.

Gary Finn Memorial champion was Jake Reed, with 41 pts.

Jake was also the Mitchell Trophy nett (86-16=70). The gross prize, and Mitchell Figure, went to Joe Robson for his superb 74.

The Hexham Youth Open, and the Birchwood Trophy, went to Nairn Barclay with a gross 82.

As always, the Cregan and Lambert trophies were keenly contested.

Gross winner Morgan Blythe took the Cregan Trophy, and Nairn Barclay the Lambert Trophy.

The MacDonald Burrows Lyons Trophy for best U15 Gross score went to Morgan Blythe.

Junior Reiver winner was Jamie Bone (75-8=67). The club hosted various order of merit competitions.

Winners were Oliver Galloway (14 hole), Lewis Phillis (11 hole), and Jack Copeland (six hole).

The Piek Salver for most improved girl went to Haylie Phillips; the Turnbull Heads Trophy for most team points was presented to Nairn Barclay, and the Alice Varty Trophy for most improved junior, was awarded to Haydn Rutherford.

Jimmy Richardson Award (Freddie Borini), Suzzane Phillips Award (Daniel Benson); Colin Galloway Award (Oliver Drake).