What a great venue this is, Collingtree Park a regular for EuroPro but more impressive Collingtree use to hold the actual European Tour British Masters
I couldn’t wait to get out there and play the course legends such as Sam Torrance have competed on
I Started very steadily, easing in with 2 pars before I made my first birdie of the day on the 3rd hole.
A lost ball on the 4th halted the round when I made a double and with further bogeys on 6 & 7 I was a little dissapointed to reach the turn in 39 +3
My front 9 was soon forgotten as the putter got hot on the back nine when I recorded two 2`s on the par 3 12th & 15th but the highlight was my approach into the par 5 14th when I hit my approach so close I was left with a tap in EAGLE!!
A couple of bogeys and I had shot 34 coming in for a -2 back 9 and a day total of 73 (+1)
Playing the course the wrong way round today starting on the back nine
Steady start see me at level par through 8 holes with a birdie on the 11th and and a bogey on the 10th
A double on the 18th stopped me in my tracks a little and I was out in 38 +2 and 3 over the tournament
Onto the front 9 (my back) and what a start a 9 iron into the first left me with a nice birdie chance which I took
Better to come when I hit the par 5 4th in two shots to set up a easy two putt birdie and now was back to just +1 for the tournment
Birdie putts just slipped by on the 6th & 7th before I reached the par 5 9th my last hole
needing an eagle to stand any chance of making the cut I reached for the driver and sent one miles down the fairway and a good chance of reaching the green in two shots
Still over 200yrds into the green but I had to go for it and what a shot when my iron hit the green and was on in two
I was about 30ft from the pin and hit a great putt that never left the line I needed and in it dropped for another EAGLE!!
Day 2 70 (-2) with a day 1 73 (+1) and I had finished the comp at -1 and in with a great chance of making the cut
I had to hang around for a bit as the other scores come in, but agony as the cut line moved to -2 and I was now outside the score needed
Another positive tournament for me though in that I made 6 birdies and 2 eagles – so without the mistakes I could have been looking at -10
Can’t wait to get out again next week, the game feels great
Enjoy your golf this weekend and thank you all for your support