My Coach Gary and me played our second round match in the Gerry White Trophy on Friday and despite having to give a lot of shots to the opposition we managed to get to 2 up on them fairly early on.

However they rallied and came back at us and won the eighth and ninth to turn all square. We knew the back nine at The Manor would be tough for them and so it proved to be and we soon got to 4 up with 4 to play.

They then won the short fifteenth with a net birdie to reduce the deficit to three but a solid par at the next gave us the half we needed to win the match.

So it’s onto the third round in a couple of weeks so keep checking to see how we get on.

The following day I was due to play in the Mercedes Syntner Trophy at Broome and the club have changed the way the draws are done in so much as they mix high handicappers with low handicappers.

Now I see that they want encourage players to mix more but in my opinion it only intimidates the high handicappers and frustrates the lower handicappers by mixing them up.

There are plenty of opportunities for the club members to mix in the Knock Out competitions I think.

Anyway I did not have the best of starts and found myself 3 over after 5 which is not ideal and it was going to take a lot of hard work to get things back on an even keel.

Anyway I started to make a few pars to steady things a bit and thought I was on the road back when I came within inches of a hole in one on the eleventh for an easy birdie but then promptly gave it back with a bogey on the long twelfth!

I played steady golf until a bogey hit me on the sixteenth to put me 4 over. I recovered a bit by birdying the long seventeenth but then to round off a miserable day I missed a gimme put for par from 2 feet to finish 4 over par and end up third in the gross competition.

I am well ahead with my college course work and if I can get my final one in this week I can finish for the summer on Friday and have plenty of time to play and practice and find my game again.

Thanks for looking at my site and reading my blog, I hope you find them interesting.



My interview with "Your Sport Swindon"

Hi again, I have just come across this video of an interview I did with "Your Sport Swindon" which some of you may like to see, if the link works!!

4th South West Week

Hi all, I'm back again with some more news. This time its about representing Wiltshire at The South West Counties Championships at Weston Super Mare.
The Chanpionships are held over 6 days where the 6 counties, Wilts, Glos, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall play each other in a round robin format.
In between the matches there is a 36 hole individual stroke play competition on the Tuesday and I scored a 2 over par 72 in the morning and a 1 under par in the afternoon to finish on 1 over par and in 26th place out of 72 competitors.
I played well in the matches and accumulated 5.5 points out of a possible 8.75, so a good week and as a team Wiltshire finished in a very creditable 2nd place behind a rampant Somerset who won overall and with Somerset's Will Poole winning the stroke, play it was a Somerset clean sweep. 
I was surprised at the presentation to be included in the South West squad to play the Midlands in September at Bristol and Clifton, I just hope I get the nod to play for the team.
My next adventure will be a go at Open qualifying and I will be trying my best at Little Aston in the Midlands to progress onto final qualifying for a chance to play in The Open at Royal Birkdale but before that I will be defending my Broome Manor Club Championship to see if I can win it for a third straight time!
I will let you know how I get on in my next blog.
Enjoy this great golfing weather and play well.

Burnham and Berrow adventure

I played in The Burnham and Berrow Silver Salver yesterday and shot a disappointing 7 over par 78 in the first round to trail the leader by 8 shots. The weather was windy and with occasional showers made scoring difficult but I was determined to score better in the second round.
I started well getting too 2 under par after 5 holes but then I proceeded to drop 3 shots and turned in one over par. I then headed for home and with 8 pars and a birdie finished on level par for the round and that elevated me into third place which although not a win it showed me I had grit and determination.
I now go off to the South West Counties Championships at Weston Super Mare and will let you know how I get on in my next blog.

What's Been Going On?

Well quite a bit has gone on in my life since my last blog. On the education front I have now finished my BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy and am predicted to get at least a 2.1, so fingers crossed.
On the golfing front it has been an incredibly fruitful time for me, retaining the Broome Manor Club Championship was great and I scored a very solid 3 under par total. The most important wins I have had this year are the Wiltshire County Foursomes Championship which I won with my Broome Manor club mate Mike Cox.
I followed this win by scooping the Wiltshire County Championship crown after a 3 hole play-off against Gary Slade.
Mike Cox and me won the Broome Manor Winter League Trophy for the second time.
I promised you an update on the Scratch Match Play final which I unfortunately lost but I will be battling for it next time.
On the County front I have cemented my place in the Wiltshire South West Counties Championships for the fourth year and am looking forward to doing battle with the other counties in one of my favourite golfing week.
Now that my degree is safely tucked away I am hoping to see how far I can go in the wider golfing world, so the question is will it be as a professional or as an amateur? We will think it over during the coming days and see what is the best thing to do.
Now my degree is done I will be able to keep you updated on a more regular basis.
Thank you for readin this and play well but most of all enjoy your golf.


Jubilee Cup Winner

Just an update about the Jubilee Cup final which I played today and managed to win 2 and 1 in a tense and closely fought match. I played well all day and hit 15 greens in rgulation and finished the match of with a birdie on the seventeenth.

My season is nearly over, just one more tournament to  finish off and that's the Broome Manor Scratch Matchplay tournament where I have a quarter final match to play and I will let you know how it goes next time.

Enjoy your golf