Isle of Wight Wee Wonders qualifier

Yesterday was Scotland and today the Isle of Wight as I played my South West England Wee Wonders qualifier at the Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club.

In the picture below with me are my playing partners Joel & William.

Joel & William with me

Thanks to dad for photographing me with my eyes closed !

Firstly I want to say I’m coming back to this course to play it again.  I enjoyed it but people told us that the back 9 were even better that the front nine we played.   I had a tricky start to the round going 6 over after three holes as you can see from the card below.

My nine holes in the Wee Wonders Qualifier

Then I started to get it together with three birdies over the next four holes finishing with a score of four over.

Everyone was really friendly at this club.



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 😉

A Midlands Final Qualifier

I came second today in the Wee Wonders Midlands qualifier at Willesley Park Golf Club.  We had torrential rain and finished on the seventh hole with results counting for the first five holes.  I came in one over par and the winner was two under.   I’m pretty happy with the result because my driving from the tee is not great at the moment.