Unexpected Star of the Week 21/05/21
Charlestown Golf Club
Each week we catch up with one of our players to ask about their Target Scores win…
1. How long since you last won your club competition?
Brad: Too long to recall. My main claim to fame is winning our C Grade Club Championships back in 2006 to collect a nice trophy and make the Honours Board (such a long time ago)!
2. What was your Target Score and what score won your club comp?
Brad: Nett 68 and I had Nett 70 (82 Gross) in B Grade to run 3rd (losing 2nd spot on a count back) in our Monthly Medal Stroke event. This pushed my handicap down to 11 and now in A Grade.
3. Tell us a little about a great hole where you fought to get a point or 2 or 3 or 4.
Brad: Was travelling 2 under my handicap on the back 9 when I hit the greenside bunker on Par 3, 16th. A daunting shot with compact sand, green sloping away downhill with not far to the flag. Rather than use open faced sand wedge I used lob wedge and hit it like a chip shot and miraculously got out and rolled to less than a foot and sunk the par putt. I could of easily messed the hole up and the entire round.
4. If you had a time machine, what hole would you play differently and how would you play it?
Brad: I double bogeyed the Par 5, 3rd hole after blocking my second shot (5W) to the right behind trees which blocked any chance of reaching the green in 3 and also 3 putted. Next time I’d aim further left of the trees and make sure I get on for 3 and closer to the pin. This hole cost me 2nd place!
5. What’s the craziest shot you have every played or seen someone play in competition?
Brad: I holed out for Eagle with a 6 iron on our Par 5, 15th. Aside from that I’ve seen many partners hit trees and bounce back out to the middle of the fairway. Got to have some luck!
6. What’s the stupidest tip or advice you’ve been given to improve your game?
Brad: Slow your swing down (it’s already too slow)!
7. Why should golfers come play your course?
|Brad: Charlestown Golf Club is known as the “Home of Social Golf” in the Newcastle region making it easy to get a game and is a great challenging course that’s undergoing some renovations to make it even better and has just started construction on a new Driving Range for members and the public.|