Apologies to all participants in todays postponed August Shield. A decision was made in the best interest of the competition, the players and the course.
The competition will now be played on Sunday 25th August, as originally drawn.
if anyone is unable to play next week please call Mick Willis on 01983 240638
At the end of last year, I turned Professional and have played in my first few tournaments as a professional since April this year. I had a bit of a shaky start in the first couple of events to say the least, nerves didn’t help and I started with a couple of poor scores. However, things started to look up in the Shanklin and Sandown Pro-Am where although my individual score could still be improved upon, during my second round I managed 7 birdies including 5 in a row on my final 9 holes! This certainly helped my confidence and as part of the team in the afternoon, I won the team event with my partners Lee Haward, Spencer Simpson and Jay Squires!
As we all know confidence plays a massive part in this game and this gave me a massive boost going into his next event at Ampfield Golf Club as I finally had belief in my game and new I could perform well as a professional. I arrived at Ampfield Golf Club with an air of confidence that I hadn’t felt for a long time and just went out and enjoyed my golf. I went out and shot level par for the first 18 holes with 5 birdies and 5 silly bogeys which put me 1 shot behind the leader. In the afternoon I learnt quickly as to what clubs to hit and putted really well, I came in with -2 under par with 3 birdies and a bogey. This finished me with -2 under par and a tie for the lead and then went on to win the first playoff hole against the current Hampshire PGA order of merit leader.
Please note this competition is trailing a filter system to try and reduce waiting times on the back nine, therefore from the 10th group it is requested players are available to play 20 minutes before their tee time.