Sorry it’s been a while since I have up-dated my blog but I have been rather busy starting my University Degree and also working on my golf game.
I am now in my second year of studying for a degree in Sports Therapy and having achieved very good pass marks in my first year I am looking forward to a challenging second year.
With regard to my golf, this has also been an encouraging year where I was again selected to represent Wiltshire at The South West Counties Championships at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club and contributed 5 points to our team total that helped us to just avoid the wooden spoon!
I have also been playing for Wiltshire in the “Channel League” where 6 counties play against each other and Wiltshire have a chance to win the league but we are dependent on the result of the final match between Gloucester and Gwent in early October.
My scoring has improved dramatically and my lowest round in competition now is an 8 under par 63 that won me “The Barry Sandry Trophy” which was particularly satisfying as Barry has been a part of my golfing life since I was a very young junior at Broome Manor.
I achieved another ambition when I won The Broome Manor Championship where I shot a 6 under par 65 in the morning and a 4 under par 67 in the afternoon for a winning total of 10 under par and that won me the title by a staggering 15 shots.
My handicap has come down and I now play off Plus One and that will enable me to enter some of the bigger amateur events in 2016 and gain more experience of playing golf at a higher level.
I have one more competition to play and that’s the final of “The Jubilee Trophy” which is a handicap event where I have to give shots and as you can imagine playing off Plus One, that’s no easy.
I have also been helping some of the juniors at Broome Manor with their play and practice and it’s great to see their enthusiasm for the game and it is very satisfying to help them when I can.
Anyway that pretty much brings me up to date and I will let you know how I get on in the final of “The Jubilee Cup” and if Wiltshire win The Channel League trophy, plus any other interesting developments that happen in my life.
Thanks for reading about my golf and I wish you luck with yours.
Best wishes Tom.