I had a great week on my 2nd Euro Pro Tour event at Longhirst Hall Golf club, I had a mixed bag of weather during the week which was very testing.
Day one got off to another flying start with a 68 (-4) which gave me a over night lead which was a great way to start the week. Day 2 was a very testing day, heavy rain set in for all the morning tee times, greens were starting to flood but the green keepers did there best to keep them playable. I was happy with my second round score 76 (+4), it was a big test keeping my equipment dry and staying focused! The weather did dry up in the afternoon which was annoying for me as the afternoon players had good scoring weather and my score started to descend down the leader board.
The final day was a fantastic experience for me playing in the final 5 groups, sky sports cameras where videoing for the first few holes and it was a environment I definitely wasn't used to playing in! I did happen to hit a few great golf shots in this time, so hopefully they will be on TV shortly!
I scored a final round of 74 which I was slightly disappointed with but it was difficult playing conditions, the scores showed it! Finishing 6th place definitely exceeded my expectations and am looking forward to competing next week in London at Burhill Golf Club.
My first Euro Pro event started at Montrose Golf Club Scotland. After a 340 mile drive to the venue, it was a pleasant day as the sun was shining with a touch of breeze from the sea, perfect links conditions!
It was a great practice round, the golf course looked short on the planner but the wind definitely added lots of yardage!, I'm a huge fan of links golf courses and Montrose is up there with the best. Unfortunately day 1 was a disaster poor weather set in, only 40 players managed to get some holes played before the foggy weather set in for the day, I was one of many who couldn't play. Day 1 it was a full day sat in the clubhouse. After more fog the following day, my tee time was delayed a further 4 hours, the fog cleared and then heavy rain and strong winds set in the for day. It wasn't the most enjoyable or pleasant round of golf I have played, but with my Dad on the bag he kept me and my equipment dry. I signed the card for a solid round of 73 (+2) making the cut by one stroke. Day two was a much better day, it was dry and visibility was ten times better. I played very steady golf tee to green, I wish I could say the same about my putting but the I couldn't convert the birdie chances, it was definitely a frustrating day but was very enjoyable playing a great golf course. Overall I finished T37th playing good golf but far from my best. ( Off for a putting lesson with coach!)
I am now looking forward to my next event which is on The Jamega Tour.
2014 golf season has got off to a steady start.
My first event was on The Jamega Tour held at Whittlebury Park Golf Club with a field size of 90 players. I managed to get off to a flying start scoring a low round of 64 (-8), which potentially could of been much lower if the putts had dropped!
With a 3 shot lead over night It was difficult not to think of the outcome (winning)! I played steady golf for round two, but unfortunately making two doubles on the par 3s dropped me to a T4th position overall which I was very disappointed about. There was lots of positives taken from this event and I feel my golf game is in great shape to win this season. I am now looking forward to my next event which is on the Euro Pro Tour in sunny Scotland.