Onto Telford for this weeks event and again I was asked to play in the Pro-Am the day before the tournament.
I had a great group of guys to go around with, we had a really good day together made even better for the guys when the team score was announced as good enough to claim 3rd place…Well done chaps!!
Day 1 of the comp and I was feeling like a good score was due, I have been practising hard but still not scoring well enough.
Again another bad start with two straight bogeys already putting me under pressure to go make birdies. The harder I pushed though just kept missing greens and not making the up and downs to save pars and through nine holes I was 5 over par.
The back nine was much steadier I didn’t make any birdies but came back in 38 for a first round total of 79 (+7)
Day 2 and this time off to a great start , 7 straight pars before I dropped a shot on the 8th.
I immediately responded though with a birdie on 9 to hit the turn at level par.
The back nine and finally it was all coming together, a great tee shot on the par 3 11th left me with a tap in birdie and when I went onto also birdie 13 a good score was on the cards.
I missed good chances on the next few holes to go lower but it left me with easy pars before I finally managed to hole a monster putt on the 18th for another birdie and a round of 69 (-3)
Finally an under par round I have been waiting for and also nice to get one in the 60`s – unfortunately my day one score left me out of the prize money, but happy to get the score in.
|£1500||Steve Gibbs||Sedlescombe GC||-6|
|£1000||Dale Whitnell||Forrester Park||-6|
|£700||Will Harvey||Swinton Commercial||-4|
|£450||Clarke Lutton||Arabian Golf Company||-2|
|£166||Jack Hiscock||Marlborough GC||-1|