Welcome to Twenty2Scratch.com, an idea of mine to document my journey and determination to become a scratch golfer despite being a really average high handicap hacker where we are right now – December 2016 just before Christmas.
Right there are my two girls, who are everything to me as you can imagine. I cannot wait to take these two down to the Driving Range and teach them a thing or two. Who knows they may even get to scratch before me!
There is no clue how long this will take. I have been a member of a golf club, The Mere in Knutsford Cheshire, for 3 years now and never come down in handicap. I have always stayed between 22 and 20. What sparked this though was somehow managing to qualify to the BMW Golf Cup (the largest amateur golf competition in the world) National Final at St Andrews in September then blowing away the field to win it.
I have to say mainly due to the work of my great caddy Ross Angus (look him up if you are playing any of the official St Andrews Courses) but that enjoyment of playing really good golf gave me such a buzz that I want more of it. I qualified for the World Finals of the BMW in March 2017, which I cannot wait for, which gave me the focus and motivation to keep playing for the first time through the winter.
I rang my coach, DT, and booked up 4 hours a month through the winter and into the spring until Dubai. That is the first goal, to play well in that, then it will be below 18 then single figures, then under 5 before setting sights on the ultimate golf accolade for an amateur.
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