Budding young golfers from across the south gathered at Parkstone Golf Club last Thursday (Thursday August 2) to battle it out in the Pukka Pads Junior Scratch Open competition.

The mixed tournament, which is managed and sponsored by the Poole-based stationery supplier, was divided into three categories – 18 and under, 16 and under and 14 and under, with winners walking away with £2000 worth of prizes courtesy of Parkstone Golf Club.

The individual winners were Jacques Cooke (under-18s,) Ben Bushnell (under-16s) and Ben Small (under-14s). There was also an award for the top female competitor which went to Rachel Naylor (under-14s) from Parkstone.

Pukka Pads managing director and golfing fan, Chris Stott, said: “This year’s competition has been fantastic. As a well-known stationery brand with teenagers and students we felt it was only necessary that we arrange an exciting event that brings young, talented minds together.” Ben Bushnell Ben Bushnell

Runner Up: George Davis (Parkstone)
WINNER: Ben Small (Parkstone)

Runner Up: George Davis (Parkstone)
WINNER: Ben Small (Parkstone)

Third: Jack Baker (Knighton Heath)
Runner Up: Max Cooper (Coombe Wood)
WINNER: Ben Bushnell (Hindhead)

Runner Up: Alice Davis (Parkstone)
Winner: Rachel Naylor (Parkstone)


Third: Chris Evans (Parkstone)
Runner Up: Jack Stubbington (Hockley)
WINNER: Jacques Cooke (Burhill)

Pukka Pads Junior Scratch Open has become an annual high profile competition and following its success last year, this year Pukka Pad and Pukka Pad Business Forms were pleased to announce support from HSBC.

Chris added: “Working with such credible companies as Parkstone Golf Club and HSBC gives the competition every opportunity to push the boundaries even further. Thanks to everyone who has helped make the event a success, we have received lots of positive feedback and hope to see you all again next year.”

Photos from Pukka Pads Junior Scratch Open can be viewed on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PukkaPadsLtd.