Making friends at a Wee Wonder regional final

This blog post is a hello to the new friends I made playing at Hoebridge Golf Centre in the Wee Wonders south east England regional final this last weekend.
In my group were Oliver Webb from Wiltshire,  Joel Tarry from the Isle of Wight,  and Can Celikoglu  who lives in Turkey.
Golf is a great sport for the physical and mental challenges we have to beat.   But it’s also great for the way that even in a competitive environment we get to know and make friends with our competitors.


I want to say a big congratulations to Joel for hitting a par round of 27.  Fingers crossed he gets to qualify for St Andrews.


Afterwards we relaxed by playing crazy golf.
Hope to see you again Can and Oliver.

Bouncebackability with a new putter this weekend

Thierry showed bouncebackability on Sunday with an 11th place out of 40 at the Surrey Rookie Tour event held on the 18 hole par three course at Hoebridge Golf Centre.

The Wee Wonder regional final at Farrington Park Golf Club the previous day was a bit of a nightmare on the putting front with Thierry hitting seven of the greens in regulation but suffering from a quadruple and two triple putts.  It was only afterwards he noticed that the metal foil on the face of his club had coiled off and was perhaps affecting the roll of the ball.  It’s the second time the foil has done that.

After a dash back to Silvermere in the early evening, the pro shop guys there lent Thierry a replacement club while they looked at options on his Odyssey club.

As Thierry’s card above from the Sunday competition shows, he started with 6 pars and then yo yo’d through the rest of the round with a couple of double bogeys, two birdies and the rest.

All in all a good round and his best Rookie Tour placing.   It’s amazing what a loaned Scotty Cameron putter can do for the confidence !

A few days later we were back to Silvermere to decide what to replace the old putter with.

My playing partner gets a hole in one !!

Congratulations to my playing partner Josh Davies who today in the Surrey Rookie Tour event held at Hoebridge Golf Centre hit his first ever  hole in one.   It happened on the 97 yd 18th hole.  It was the first time I have witnessed live a hole in one.

Congrats to Josh on his hole in one

As a celebration he bought me a freezing cold lime green slush puppy !

Drinks are on Josh

Today I shot eight over on this 18 hole par 3 course.   It’s ok but not a brilliant score.  I want to thank Silvermere Golf Store for loaning me a Scotty Cameron putter yesterday evening while my Odyssey two ball is being fixed.  It broke in the middle of my round yesterday at the South and West Wee Wonders regional final held at Farrington Golf Club in Somerset.