My latest tournament was The Ogbourne Downs Junior Open that had been re arranged from earlier in the year due to bad weather!! Surprise, surprise!!
My day didn’t start in the best possible way and I found myself 3 over par after 5 holes, not ideal to say the least.
Then I found my game and carded 2 birdies to complete the front 9 holes in one over par, which was not bad considering my start.
Onto the tough back nine and I managed to dribble shots away and eventually carded a 4 over par 75.
This actually put me in the lead for the gross prize with a couple of other players and so it was onto a count back to decide the winner!
I have never been a fan of a count back result especially when all the players involved are still at the tournament and a play-off would be easy to organise.
After all each of the players had battled on and recorded the same score overall and It seems very unfair to give it to the guy who has played better on the back nine than the front nine.
Anyway it transpired that I was given second place on “count back” and won a £50 voucher, which is not bad I suppose but it would be nicer to have won.
Well it’s back to college now until the summer break and a lot more golf to play including some Jamega Pro Tour events so I get used to competing with and against professionals.
Thanks again to “Bunker Mentality” for kitting me out and pleaz se check out their website for some awesome gear.
My next golf is a knockout match partnering my coach Gary Harris and hopefully we can make it through another round and into the quarterfinals.
Hope your golf goes well and see you soon for another blog.
A Pair of Sixes and a thorough soaking
I have just played the Wiltshire Boys Championships at Cumberwell Park and it rained and rained all day but despite that I managed to finish, like last week, in 6th place, not to bad considering the conditions.
Cumberwell Park is a 36 hole golf course that has 4 individual nine hole courses that can be played in any combination to make up an 18 hole Championship course.
We played “The Orange” 9 that is a links style 9 holes, which is very exposed, great when it’s raining, and the “Blue” 9 that is more Parkland in its nature.
Anyway, I started steadily playing the Orange 9 in level par and despite the constant rain felt full of confidence for the next 9 holes.
Well things did not go to plan and I eventually presented the scorer with a 5 over par 77 that I have to say was in part to the very wet greens on the Blue track.
So after drying out the clubs and a change of clothes we splashed our way to the first tee on The Orange and again I played it well and turned in 2 over par then onto The Blue for the final 9 holes and as the weather worsened I finally got to the house in 76 shots.
This was one better than my first round and as many of the other players had fallen by the wayside, victims of the non-stop rain, I finished in 6th place to match my County Championship position.