Two Redborne pupils, Will Murray and Lewis Vereecque, were part of the Beadlow Manor golf team who were crowned UK junior team champions after winning a prestigious tournament which more than 1,000 teams from across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland entered at its preliminary stages.
The Junior Team Golf Home Nations tournament has been running for over 20 years and is the only such event to run across the UK.
Over the years, the competition has seen a number of juniors take part who have gone onto successful professional careers, including Ryder Cup player Matt Fitzpatrick, Nick Dougherty and Oliver Wilson.
After a qualification process involving county, regional and national finals, this year's competition culminated in the eight best teams from across the UK going head-to-head in Portugal.
The Beadlow Manor team progressed to the championship match on the Morgado course on the Algarve after winning their three group games against the New Golf Club, St Andrews from Scotland and two teams from Wales, The Vale (who were last year's winners) and Mold Golf Club. The boys from Beadlow then triumphed in the final by beating Romsey from Hampshire in a nail-biting finish that went down to the last game.
The journey to the final started last year when Beadlow Manor became Bedfordshire county champions for the fourth consecutive year and played further matches on a regional basis before finishing runners-up in the England finals at Studley Wood in Oxfordshire in October 2016. They were then invited to travel to Portugal to compete in the Home Nations tournament over four days playing match play, the same format as the last day of the Ryder Cup, on the Morgado and Alamos courses.
Gary Boyle, Beadlow's Junior Organiser, said: "To get to the finals was an amazing achievement but to go over to Portugal and win the whole competition against the quality of opposition was beyond my wildest dreams. The team spirit was tremendous and the boys were brilliant, both on and off the course. We have over 50 players in our junior section and I hope we can inspire even more boys and girls to take up the game."
The county golf championships are getting close. If you wish your child to be entered, please get them to collect a letter from Mr Salisbury in the PE office.