Mini Tour Event at Prestwick – 30/3/18
Another cold day at the west coast and winter does not want to go away anytime soon this year. The last event of the winter Mini Tour was at the always playable Prestwick St. Nicholas and I was surprised at my mixed group but great to play with a leading Scottish junior and a Ladies European Tour player.
As we sat in the bar before play I had a good chat with the junior player and was blown away that he was still only 17! I was able to inform him of my back story which was quickly backed up by another player sitting down next to us and asking a bit more about Logos. A good start to the day and after a great roll and sausage with coffee we made our way out to get ready.
It was around the 4th hole that I was able to explain to the LET player in more detail regarding my role with Logos along with the Pro-Am at Archerfield, and she seemed quite enthusiastic about it. I think the fact we have Alison Nicholas coming to speak sparked her interest even more but she did seem more interested in my role as a foster carer and how that impacted my life.
The junior player was very quiet during the round but he is a young lad and I can see how golf is the main thing he is focusing on. Later on in the round I asked him about his plans for the future and he is determined to receive a GB & I cap over the next few years and then see where he goes from there. It seems that he has a good amount of support from the SGU and his family, and with how well he plays I think he has a bright future in the game.
It is always difficult to score well when conditions are as cold and windy, but I took this as another practise for the main season and didn’t worry about the score too much. The new clubs are more consistent and I am definitely getting a better flight on the ball with accurate distances. We all finished with really good shots into the final 200 yard par 3 with everyone hitting the green and that’s always a good feeling at St. Nicks, especially with the clubhouse directly to the right of the 18th green.
The one thing I really like about these events is that we all sit down afterwards and have a meal together and this is all included in the entry fee. It gives a good chance for conversation and I was able to speak with a Tartan Tour regular, who just so happened to be interested in the Logos Pro-Am at the end of the year. He wasn’t at the event last year so I thought it would be good for him to attend, and after extending the invite he was more than happy to accept.
A really positive event and all the pros I speak with seem eager to attend the Pro-Am in October. Watch this space.
Please pray for all those mentioned in this report.
In His service,
Vincent Brown, PGA Professional on the Tartan Tour
Vincent Brown, Logos Golf Ministries Ambassador to the Tartan Tour
Contact Vincent by email firstname.lastname@example.org