Qualified: Six regional finals out of six

My dad and I have just been informed that I have qualified for the East Regional Final for  Wee Wonders.  On Sunday we went to Ingrebourne Golf Club in Essex.  It was an inland links golf course, well that’s what they said and it was brand new! So we had no idea what to expect.

Below are the six regional qualifiers I’ve played at and regional finals I will play at.

Midlands held at Willesley Park Golf Club

South and West Scotland held at Haddington Golf Club

South West England held at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club

South East England held at Hoebridge Golf Centre

North and East Scotland held at Torphins Golf Club

East England held at Ingrebourne Links Golf & Country Club

The regional finals I am attending during the next six weeks are at

Midlands at Branston Golf & Country Club

South and West Scotland  at Brucefields Family Golf Centre

South West England  at Farrington Park Golf Club

South East England  at Hoebridge Golf Centre

North and East Scotland  at Carnoustie Golf Links

East England  at Cambridge Lakes Golf Club

Hopefully, I qualify at one of these events to play at St Andrews (the home of golf).

A Crazy Three Weeks of Competitions

The last three weeks has been a wild journey that I’m happy to share with you guys.   I’ve travelled thousands of miles playing loads of golf competitions including a number of Wee Wonders regional qualifiers and enjoyed every minute of fun.  There have been a few times on course that have let me down, but the ups are much better than the downs !  Almost got a slam dunk hole in one too.

In three weeks I have played the following courses, mostly chasing Wee Wonders regional qualifications.

  1. A warm up 9 holes at Branston Park
  2. Wee Wonders qualifier at Willesley Park
  3. Paul Casey Trophy at Chobham Golf Club
  4. Wee Wonders qualifier at Haddington Golf Club near Edinburgh, Scotland
  5. Trip to the Isle of Wight to play in a Wee Wonders qualifier at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club
  6. Nine holes with dad at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight
  7. Wee Wonders qualifier at Hoebridge Golf Club
  8. Nine holes with dad at Mains of Taymouth in Perthshire, Scotland
  9. 18 holes at Torphins Golf Club in Aberdeenshire
  10. 9 holes at Lumphanan Golf Club a few miles away from Torphins
  11. Wee Wonders qualifier back at Torphins where I qualified to play at Carnoustie !
  12. Nine holes with dad at Farrington Golf Club where there’s a regional Wee Wonders event in a month’s time
  13. A great 18 holes at Wells Golf Club where I shot 16 over.
  14. Finally today, a gentle nine holes in a par 3 Cappagh Cup competition at my home club.

That’s a 153 holes of golf in 22 days !

And I got to go to Wentworth to see the BMW European Tour, popped over to Carnoustie to have a look and stopped to take a look at St Andrews !

View over the 1st and 18th fairways on The Old Course at St Andrews.

In the background at the ‘Home of Golf’ is the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

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….