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.

A Tee Box with a view (at Torphins Golf Club)

The 13th hole at Torphins Golf Club is the most elevated tee box on the course. It gives 360 degree views of the surrounding Royal Deeside countryside and in the distance the large mountains of the Cairngorms.

The hole is a 237 yard (from yellow tees) par 3.

Watch the video below to see my tee shot to the edge of green. Dad didn’t catch the the two other strokes where I parred the hole. Seriously bad camera work….

Titleist Pro V1 vs Pro V1x

At the Wentworth BMW European Tour event I got to speak with Titleist specialists.  They were really helpful in telling me the difference between the various Titleist golf balls.

 

Amazingly I found out that there is only about a four yard difference across their range in the distance the ball travels from a driver shot.  Yepp that’s from DT Trusoft all the way up to Pro V1.
The major differences in the types of ball are to do with Flight, Spin & Feel.

 

For example a Pro V1 flies lower than a Pro V1x.  A Pro V1 feels softer than its Pro V1x counterpart.   Finally the Pro V1 spins less than the Pro V1x on iron and short game shots.

 

To sum it up a Pro V1x will typically launch higher and have a steeper angle of descent than the Pro V1.  The Pro V1 has a more penetrating flight and therefore due to its shallower angle of descent will roll more when it hits the ground.

 

The Titleist guys were really friendly and gave us samples of the two balls to try.   I’m going to continue to try the Pro V1x balls.  They help with my launch height which is something I’m still working on with my swing.  My dad on the other hand still prefers the DT Trusoft because he likes the feel when playing irons and wedges.   Let’s face it, he gets to use his irons and wedges a lot in a round 😉