Saturday, 30 December 2017

My Captains Day!

Today was my Captains day! Originally, it was supposed to take place in April and its now December! There was a good turn out of people in the end and it was a really enjoyable day. It was a great way to cap off an amazing year as the Tidworth Garrison Golf Club Junior Captain! Well done to Max Wrixon and Matt Pritchett for winning.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Christmas Day!

Today is Christmas Day! No golf today, hanging out with the family, playing games, eating food and opening presents!!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Birthday Round at Tidworth with Dad!

Today my Dad and I played at my home club Tidworth for my 18th birthday! I had a great time even if it was extremely cold! I played OK and shot 1 over (gross) front 9 but unfortunately let it go on the back 9 and was 5 over. So, I ended up shooting 76 but in the cold and wind I will settle with that!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

My 18th Birthday!

Today it was my 18th birthday! I had a great day and received lots of cards and really nice presents. My Mum and Dad got me some Under Armour clothing and Harold Swash, Visio Putting aids which are great! Tomorrow we're going out for my birthday meal and also playing a round of golf with my Dad.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

4th Winter League Match VS Max and Harry

Today Tim and I played against my two good friends Max and Harry. Tim and I received 2 shots and Harry got 1. It was a great match which went all the way to the 17th (Tim and I knew it would be close!). We ended up winning 2&1 but it was a very close game! I played really well and shot a 70 (level par).
Our Winter League Record so far:
1- Halved in PARs (Harry & Me)
2- 1 Down to BIRDIE (Harry)
3- 2 Down to BIRDIE (Max)
4- Won with PAR (+1 shot) Back to 1 Down (Tim) 
5- 2 Down to BIRDIE (Max)
6- Halved in BIRDIEs Stays at 2 Down (Tim & Harry)
7- Halved in BIRDIEs Stays at 2 Down (Max & Me)
8- Won with PAR Back to 1 Down (Tim & Me)
9- Halved in PARs Stays at 1 Down (All had Pars)
Tim and I 1 Down after 9 Holes

10- Won with PAR All Square (Tim & Me)
11- Halved in PARs Stays All Square (Tim & Max)
12- Won with EAGLE 1 Up (Me on a Par 4) 
13- Halved in PARs Stays 1 Up (All had Pars)
14- Halved in PARs Stays 1 Up (Me, Tim & Max)
15- Back to All Square to BIRDIE (Max)
16- Won with PAR 1 Up (Tim & Me)
17- Won with PAR 2 Up (Tim)
18 WON 2&1

Saturday, 18 November 2017

3rd Winter League Match VS Dave and John

Today Tim and I played against Dave Snedden and John Graham in the Winter League. It was a great match which went down the 18th. Tim and I were 3 down going into the last 5 holes. We both birdied the 14th to get back to 2 down, we both pared the 15th which meant it stayed at 2 down, Tim birdied 16, I birdied 17 and Tim birdied 18. We ended up with a half! Overall a great result! Currently we have played 3 games and have 2 wins and a half.


Saturday, 11 November 2017

2nd Winter League Match VS Russ and Darren

Today Tim and I played our 2nd winter league match against Russ and Darren. It was a great match that was pretty close throughout the whole round. Tim and I won 2&1! A great result against a tough pair!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

November Monthly Stableford!

Today I played in the November stableford with Mike Cripps and Mike Tuck. I played quite well but only had 35 points which 76 gross. I hit 12/18 greens which is pretty good, however, my putting was awful (36 putts!). The good thing is I stayed in my buffer zone!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Presentation Evening!

This evening I attended the end of year presentation! I went to receive my trophies for the Champions' Salver (1/10/17) and Division 1 Medal Slaver. However, I didn't know that I was also going there for the Hannah Turland trophy for leading the junior section as Junior Captain. It was a great evening and I hope to be back there next year. 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Quaich Cup! (First round back after 4th lot of surgery!)

Today I played my first round back after a surgery. The Quaich Cup is a competition between the juniors, seniors, and ladies, we play in three balls and the person with the most amount of stableford points gets 3 points, 2nd place gets 2 points and 3rd place gets 1 point. Unfortunately, the juniors lost (seniors won), however, I managed to get my 3 points and play quite well. I shot a 75 which is +5 gross and level handicap. Considering I was in hospital just 4 days ago I did very well!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

1st Winter League Match VS Willy and Keith

Today Tim and I played our 1st Winter league match against Keith Harley (13) and William McDermott (4). We won 2&1 we both played some good golf but need to bring our A games for our next 2 games! 

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Practice round at Marlborough Golf Club (For the Cup Final) Ft. the cup result

Today the three man knock out team played Marlborough for a practice round before the cup final next weekend. The team consisted of Mia (12), Phoenix (11), and myself (5). It was a great insight into the course because had only played it once before and that was 3 years ago! Unfortunately, I had an operation on the Thursday before the cup final which meant we were 1 point down at the start of the match. The end result was 3-0 to Wragbarn, however it was a great experience for the other two juniors as they had never been in that situation before. It was vital experience for next year when they play in the junior team!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Champions' Salver 2017!

Today I played in the Champions' Salver with Ken Howell and Mark Prendeville. Although the weather wasn't great (windy and overcast), I still managed to shoot a new PB of 68 gross! (Nett 62). I ended up winning by 5 shots and had two 2s at £42 each! Overall a great day! It just proves that practice does really pay off!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Tidworth Junior Open!

Today I played in the Tidworth junior open. Unfortunately, I shot an 80 (+10 gross and +5 nett), however it was only two holes that let me down, the 11th which a double bogeyed and 12th which I quadruple bogeyed. Overall, it was a fun day, just a shame about the score!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

The Presidents Cup 2017

Today I played in the Presidents Cup with Den Waites and Mark Williams (AKA a great 3 ball!). We were the very last tee time at 13:00 and the weather was awful! Rain and 18mph wind!! I was +6 gross going into the loop (the last 4 holes) and bogeyed 15 and 16. Now +8 with 2 holes to go (need to finish with two birdies to be in buffer zone). I hit it to 2ft on 17 for birdie and pull my drive left down 18, I had 140 to the pin and ripped a gap wedge to about 10ft and rolled the putt in. I managed to finish on +6 and stay in my buffer zone. Overall, a great day with a great result and great company!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

September Monthly Medal!

Today, I played in the September monthly medal. I shot a 77 which is +7 gross and +2 nett. I didn't play great however, I managed to birdie the last and the CCS went up 1 which meant I didn't go up 0.1!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Friendly against East Berks

Today, Tidworth took a 6 man team to play a friendly match against East Berks GC. Cal and I played two guys off 8 and 14 in a 4BBB format. It was a fun match but unfortunately we lost 3&2. Also, the team lost 4-2.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Wiltshire Junior Golf Finals Day at Cumberwell GC

Today I played in the Wiltshire Finals Day at Cumberwell Park GC. I played with Guy Drayton and Eddy Alexander. Unfortunately, Tidworth didn't even though the majority of our scores were under par! The team played really well and it was a fun day with some nice weather! I shot 77 which is +6 gross and +1 nett but dropped 4 shots in the last 5 holes!!! Overall, a great day!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Semi-Final of the Cup!

Today Max, H and I played the semi-final of the Junior Wiltshire KO Cup! Max won 5&3, Harry halved and I won 2&1. Max's match had no shots, H gave 6 and I gave 7 shots! We won 2.5 - 0.5! I played well and was only 3 over gross. Now on to the final!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Tabernacle Foursomes!

Today H and I played in the Tabernacle foursomes! Unfortunately I played well front 9 and H didn't and the opposite happened on the back 9. Overall we ended up shooting 80!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Semi Final of Tidworth Cup with Max

Today Max and I played our Semi-final of the Tidworth Cup (foursomes). We played against two very good players, Ryan Moore and Dan Dimond. We didn't get off to a good start and ended up losing on the 16th!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Round with Tim, H and Sturgeo

Today I had a knock with some friends! The teams were Tim and I VS Harry and Dave! We all played well but Tim and I lost 5&4! (due to Dave's shots!). Overall a fun match!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Lesson With Charlie!

Today I had a playing lesson at The Berkshire (blue course)  with my coach Charlie. It was great as I hadn't seen Charlie in quite some time so we had a lot of catching up to do! Charlie said he was happy with where I am however I did need to work on a few issues. He got me trying to clear my left hip better through impact which would give me a bit more room to work with and also stop my slightly high handle. Overall, it was a very good and useful lesson!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Frank's Captains Day

Today Max and I played in Frank's Captain's Day. The format was 6,6,6 meaning holes 1-6 was 4BBB, holes 7-12 was foursomes and 13-18 was greensomes. It was a very fun day, Max and I played OK but not good enough to win it!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

2nd Day Of Club Championships!

Today was the 2nd round of Club Championships 2017! I didn't play well at all however got it round the front 9 in 1 over gross and then played awful on the back 9! Ended up shooting an 84! I was very disappointed as it was a similar outcome to last year!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

1st Day Of Club Championships!

Today was the first round of Club Championships 2017! I played with Past Club Captain Mike Cripps and Alex Webber. I played Ok and managed to get round in 75 which meant I was 2nd in the Junior Club Championships for day 1.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

July Monthly Medal!

Today, I played in the monthly medal. I didn't play well at all! I shot a gross 81.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Finally League match VS Highpost (and forever!)

Today the team played the last league match of the season (also my last match ever). Unfortunately, the team lost 2-4 against Highpost playing away, however were giving a staggering 56 shots! We were all devastated as if we had won it would have meant that we won the league for a second year in a row :( Although there is still hope, if Wragbarn lose to North Wilts away, we still win the league. Fingers crossed! On the bright side, I did my bit by winning my match 1up, I didn't play great however I still managed to win.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Highpost Junior Open!

Today I played in the Highpost Junior Open with Max and Tom Scullion (again!). I played OK with some good holes and some bad holes. I shot a 75 which is +5 gross and level handicap.Unfortunately, I had 3, three putts and a double on a fairly easy par 5!! On the other hand, it does show me that I can play good golf just need to hit more, better shots and hole more putts! Good news is I did have two birdies which obviously helped!

Friday, 16 June 2017

2nd Round of the Tidworth Cup with Max!

Today Max and I played the next match of the Tidworth Cup against two guys called Chris Stockdale and Paul Bishop. Max and I gave them 7 shots, which is foursomes is always hard! We didn't play too well but managed to get 3up on 10. However, we then lost 11,12,13 and 14! All of a sudden things have flipped. We are 1down going into the loop (4 hard holes) giving them 2 shots! We won 15 (back to all square), halved 16, won 17 and won 18! We finished par, par, birdie, birdie! To win 2up! Great result and very fun, intense match!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

2nd Cup match VS Highpost!

Today Max, Harry and I played our 2nd cup match of the season. I played another girl! I gave Milly 20 shots!!!!!! Unfortunately I lost again this time only 2&1 but I didn't play too badly. On the bright side, the team won 2-1 so overall a good result. On to the next!

Saturday, 3 June 2017

4th League match VS Broome Manor

Today our junior league team played against Broome Manor. I played a girl called Olivia and gave her 9 shots (including 2 courtesy shots). Unfortunately, I lost 5&3 however I played extremely well and was only +3 gross. The team managed to get a half (3-3) which was very good playing away from home and only one out of 6 players had played there before!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Junior Centenary Medal!

Today I played in the Centenary medal with Brennan and Phoenix. I shot 76 which is +6 gross and +1 handicap however I was level par front 9 and struck the ball poorly back 9. Obviously was not my day!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Playing Berkshire Blue course with Charlie and Dad

Today I played the Berkshire blue course with my Dad and coach Charlie. I shot 73 which is +2 and 3 under handicap, I played really well just didn't hole enough putts! Overall great day! Only 2 shots behind Charlie's score of Level. :D 
Dad also played well shooting handicap! 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Wiltshire Junior Team Shield

Today Harry, Max and I played in the Wiltshire junior team shield representing Tidworth alongside our 2nd team consisting of Callum, Rosie and Brennan. Harry, Max and I came 2nd gross and unfortunately the other team didn't get placed. I played ok however let it go towards the end. Overall happy with the result.

Harry: Level
Me: +1
Max: +1

Monday, 29 May 2017

Cumberwell Junior Open!

Today I played in the Cumberwell Junior Open. I shot 76 which is +5 gross and level handicap however I was +4 through the first hole because of silly mistakes! Also, the weather was terrible so overall very happy with a score.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

3rd Junior League match VS North Wilts

Today we played our 3rd league match vs North Wilts. As a team we gave a total of 52 shots! I played a junior called Jack off 12 so was giving him 7 shots! Once again I knew it was going to be a tough match however we did have home advantage. I didn't play great but ended up winning 3&1 so a good result in the end! The team also won 4 & 1/2 - 1 & 1/2! On to the next!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

2nd Junior League match VS Wragbarn

Today our league team played against Wragbarn. I played against another junior called Guy, as we were both off 5 there were no shots! I knew it was going to be close so needed to make birdies and pars at worst! It was a great game and I ended up winning 2&1 and I had 5 birdies. The team also won 4-2. Great result!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Upavon Junior Open

Today I played in the Upavon Junior Open with H and Tom Scullion. I didn't play very well and shot 81 which is +10 and +5 handicap. Couldn't get the speed of the greens!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

The Napier Cup (13th&14th)

Today I played in the first round of the Napier Cup (first time I have played in this comp). I didn't play that well and only had 31 points, however, I made a lot of silly mistakes which cost me! Fortunately, I made the cut but unfortunately decided that I would not be able to make the early tee time due to my illness :(
3, three putts
Double bogey on par 5, 6th because of a lost ball!

Even though I couldn't make the tee time I still went up to the club late morning to practice.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

May Monthly Medal

Today I played in the medal with H and a guy called Brian Johnson. It was a really nice day, however, it was very windy and the greens were extremely quick! I didn't play very well however I got it round and ended up with a 75, +5 gross and -1 handicap. So overall a good result considering I did not play my best!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Romsey Junior Open!

Today I played in Romsey junior open. It was definitely a lot harder than I thought it would be, the course was short but narrow with minute greens and to make things even harder the course was rock solid from the recent scorching weather. Unfortunately I did't score very well but I actually felt like I played well. I shot 80 which is +11 gross and +5 handicap. Even with the disappointing result it was a good day out, I had great company and before the prize giving we had a carvery.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

1st Round of the Tidworth Cup with Max!

Today Max and I played the 1st round in the Tidworth Cup. This competitions format is foursomes and is also a knock out. We played Gezz Proctor and Dave Wakefield (we were giving 4 shots) and beat them 6&5! Max and I played well and were +1 gross through 13 holes, a very good score for foursomes. On to round 2 (giving 6 shots!).  

Saturday, 22 April 2017


Today was a practice day! I spent 2 hours on the chipping green hitting different shots. Normal chip shots, longer chip shots, flop shots and bunker shots. Next, I did an hour putting, practicing 6ft NESW, 6ft gate drill and straight path with alignment stick, 10ft NESW. Finally, an hour on the range practicing 60,70 and 80 yard pitching and 170 yard target practice with 7 iron.

Friday, 21 April 2017

2nd Tidworth Junior Fun comp of the Easter Holidays

Today I played in a junior Texas scramble. My team consisted of my Dad (18), Polly McGrane (33) and Adam Godwin (28). We had a decent score of 66 gross and nett 57.5 (Team hcp was 8.5). We were -4 front 9 and level back 9, however, we had no bogeys so overall we played well, although was not good enough to win.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Swing Lesson with Charlie!

Today I had a swing lesson at Hall Grove school with my coach Charlie. It was very interesting and well spent time discussing certain things I need to focus on. We spent most of the lesson talking but I also hit some shots so that Charlie could see how I was swinging. Charlie said that he was really pleased with the progress I had made and the way I was currently swinging. Overall, a very helpful lesson with some valuable golfs tips and life lessons!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Terry Gosden Strokeplay Championship!

Today I played in the Terry Gosden strokeplay championship. Unfortunately, I 'No returned' on the 12th however I didn't play badly I was just a bit unlucky. My card consisted of 10 pars, 7 bogeys and an NR but I generally played OK.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

1st Junior League match VS Cumberwell!

Today we played against the infamous Cumberwell Golf club, there team is always strong and it certainly was today. The whole of our team played really well and we won 4-2. I also played really well and won my match 3&1. On the front 9 it was fairly up and down between my opponent (Dom Walters, handicap was 3) and I, however I was -3 back 9 so ended winning the match comfortably.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Tidworth Junior Fun Comp!

Today I played in a Tidworth junior fun comp. I played with two little juniors called Phoenix and Tom who were great! The format was the two best scores on each hole (stableford), we had 90 points! and won! Although it was mainly Tom and Phoenix gaining our points, Tom had 50 of our 90 points! Overall fun day and nice to see some new juniors!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

North Hants Junior Open!

Today I played in the North Hants Junior Open which was 36 holes but I could unfortunately only play 18 holes in the afternoon. I didn't play very well however I am very happy that I have experienced playing a new course. And what a course it was! It was very nice and the greens were rapid! Overall fun day, shame I didn't play very well.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

John Strong Cup!

Today I played in the John Strong Cup. I played well and shot a 74 which is +4 gross and -2 handicap. However, I had 4, three putts which wasn't great although the greens were bad. I am now down to 5.3!
#GettingThere #Grind #Golf #Summer

Saturday, 1 April 2017

April Monthly Medal! First Medal of the 2017 season!

Today I played in the first Medal of the season. I played well and shot 74 with 2, three putts! However, it's another 0.4 cut! now off 5.7!
#Grind #Summer #Golf

Sunday, 26 March 2017

The Hutchins Salver! First board comp of the season!

I played in the Hutchins Salver today which I qualified through winning a monthly stableford during the winter. It was a very fun round with nice weather and great playing partners! I played well and shot 75 (+5 gross/-2 hcp) with 2, three putts and a four putt! It could have been so much better. Got cut to 6.1

Sunday, 19 March 2017

1st Cup match VS Chippenham!

Today, H, Max and I played against Chippenham in the first round of the KO cup. We all played really well in tough, windy conditions. H went out first and won 6&5, Max went out second and won 5&4 and I went out last and won 7&6 (giving 10 shots!)! So I think its safe to say that Chippenham got smashed!
#Win #7&6 #giving10shots!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

1st Round back after 3rd Surgery!

Today I played my first round back after my 3rd lot of surgery for my Crohn's! I shot 79 (only +2 front 9) which I was happy with considering a had another two and a bit weeks off. Overall, pretty happy with my round, let's just hope it's over now! :)

Saturday, 4 February 2017

February Monthly Stableford!

Today my Dad and I played in the monthly stableford. I shot a 72 which is +2 gross and -5 handicap, with 3, three putts! I'm now officially off 6 and cannot wait for the season to begin! Hopefully I am fit and ready! Overall a great day!


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Final Winter League match!

Today my Dad and I played our 5th and final winter league match against John Graham and David Snedden. We needed to win in order to have gotten through to the knock-out stages. Unfortunately, we halved the match (again!). It was a good game and overall I played quite well. We'll make it next year...hopefully!

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Getting Custom Fit for New Woods!

This was one of a plans for 2017. Buy new woods. My old driver (cobra bio cell) was too high spinning and therefore meant that most of the time I hit high shots (not a good thing when hitting into the wind!). So today I went to get custom fit for TaylorMade/Callaway woods! it was a great experience using GC2 and seeing the shot data. The club fitter (Gary Booth) said that my numbers were very impressive. It was a very eye opening experience and I am very happy with the clubs I got fitted for.


TaylorMade M2 2017 driver
12 degree head set to 11 degrees
HZRDUS project X
Low Spin
Stiff (but tipped to make it slightly more firm)

Callaway GGB Epic 3 wood
15 degree head
Fujikura Pro 72
Low spin/low launch
Stiff (but tipped to make it slightly more firm)

I am yet to be fit for a new rescue but it will most likely be the TaylorMade M2 rescue (to match the driver).

(Left: My data with Cobra Bio Cell Driver)

Saturday, 14 January 2017

4th Winter League Match!

Today my Dad and I played in our 4th winter league match against Paul Mcnicol and Ian Folkes. Unfortunately, we halved the match however it was a good result co nsidering we were 3 down after five holes! we fought back strong and the match went down to the last hole! All-in-all it was a fun and close match.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Max and I VS Dennis Waits (5 handicap) & Mark Snape (+1 handicap)

Today Max and I played a fourball better match against Mark Snape and Dennis Waits! We all played well considering the conditions, however Max and I came out on top. We won 2&1! Overall it was a great game even if it was freezing cold!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

My Objectives/goals for 2017!

It's a new year and I have massive goals for this year!

1. Buy new woods
2. Cut handicap to 3.0 by December 31st
3. Play in as many club competitions as possible
4. Play in as many Junior Opens as possible
5. Increase fitness levels once free from illness
6. Eat more healthy
7. Become a better putter

The main objective of this year is to win as many competitions as I can and get my handicap a low as possible!