Car park cham­pion

Today's Golfer (UK) - - First Tee - PAUL BEN­NETT, EMAIL

Play­ing the 18th at my home course, Read­ing GC, re­cently, I checked my yardage de­vice. I told my part­ner how funny it was that I had had 123 yards left for my ap­proach shot into the last three greens. At this stage, it is prob­a­bly worth point­ing out that at the back of the 18th green is a 12ft-high hedge with a car park be­hind. I took out my 9-iron and hit a clean strike to­wards the pin, fol­lowed by the pan­icky shouts of sit down. Af­ter what seemed an eter­nity, there was a gun­fire-like noise. I feared the worst and walked meekly up to the club­house where the man­ager had come out to see what had hap­pened. We in­spected a num­ber of cars and couldn’t see any ob­vi­ous dam­age. I was be­gin­ning to think I had got away with my er­rant strike, un­til I checked my own car and found a lovely pat­terned cir­cle right in the cen­tre of the wind­screen. The moral to this story is sim­ple: Trust your in­stinct and your eyes. Golf isn’t al­ways about the num­bers; visu­al­i­sa­tion and feel are also im­por­tant!

Un­charged DMDS... great news for Au­to­glass.

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