Footgolf Devon League match 3 took place last Friday 2nd June. It was a beautiful day for footgolf with bright weather, and the competition was fierce. Steve Parry emerged victorious for the evening with a final score of 61. So Congratulations to Larry on his impressive score!
It was also an exciting day for young Blake Keen, who broke the under 12 record with a score of 30. What an incredible accomplishment! It’s always great to see young talent emerging in the sport.
Unfortunately, some players couldn’t attend the match because they had to compete in the footgolf World Cup. We wish them the best of luck in the states but this did leave an opportunity for players to close the gap at the top.
The league is getting close in positions, and final day places are anyone’s at this point. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these talented athletes.
Some guest players took part alongside the league players this week, as Footgolf Devon welcomed Garrie Wardley from Gatwick Footgolf and Jensen Cup international Dan James to the field of dreams.
Groups had been drawn in advance but due to traffic congestion, the pre-planned groups were mixed and amended accordingly.
Therefore the first group out was Tony Follett, Tomas Brown, and James O’Keefe. The course was challenging, playing very quick and thick rough between holes. Tony quickly took the lead with his incredible precision and focus. He made shot after shot, and by the time they reached the ninth hole, he had a commanding lead. Tomas and James were also playing well, but they just couldn’t keep up with Tony’s amazing performance. On the back nine, Tony continued to dominate, hole after hole, and by the time they reached the final hole, he had a score of 62(-4). Tomas was in second place with a score of 74, and James was in third with a score of 79.
Second group out was a thrilling match of footgolf, four talented competitors battled it out on the Field of Dreams. Joe Hawkins, Talan Annear, Eliot Fisher, and Mark Flay all put their skills to the test in a game that was full of excitement and suspense. From the very start, it was clear that this was going to be a close match. Each player made some impressive shots, but it was Talan who really shone on the course. With his incredible precision and focus, he quickly took the lead and never looked back. As the game progressed, Eliot also showed his skills, making some incredible shots that kept him in the running. Joe and Mark both struggled a bit, but they kept their heads up and continued to play their best. In the end, it was Talan who emerged victorious in this group with an impressive score of 62. Eliot came in second with a score of 65, followed by Joe with a score of 71, and Mark with a score of 76.
In a heartwarming display of youthful talent, the third group had the under 12 kids competing with Jamie Cottrell playing and keeping the scores.The game was full of excitement and energy, as the young players put their skills to the test. Blake Keen was the standout player of the day, with an impressive score of 64. He also set a new course record for 9 holes with a score of 30, a feat that was celebrated by all players. Jayden Hawkins also played well, scoring 70, while Jake Cottrell came in third with a score of 72. It was truly inspiring to watch these young players compete, as they showed incredible skill and sportsmanship. They all played with enthusiasm and determination, and they all had a great time. Jamie Cottrell was the scorer for this group, and he also played well, scoring 66. He was impressed by the young players’ skills and said that he was proud to be a part of such a great group.
Group Four saw the highly anticipated footgolf match of the night with seasoned pros Paul Hawkins and Andy Isaac faced off against guest players Dan James and Gatwick’s Garrie Wardley. From the start, it was clear that this was going to be an exciting match. Each player made some impressive shots, and the lead changed hands several times. Footgolf Devon League players Paul and Andy, in particular, were neck-and-neck through to Hole 6 with neither player giving an inch. Dan and Garrie also played well scoring an impressive 61 for James whilst Wardley hit a respectable even par 66 for his Footgolf Devon debut. Both guest players made some incredible shots and showed their class throughout the evening
As the game progressed, the tension mounted between the Footgolf Devon league players but in the end, it was Andy who emerged victorious within this league group with an impressive score of 63. Paul came in a close second with a score of 67 (+1)
Luke Coombes, Matt Gardner, Justin Yeates, and Steve Parry made up group five for an exciting footgolf match on the field of dreams. The four players performed their best and it was a close match until the very end. The match began with a challenging first hole that required the players to navigate the speed of the ball and weight of the first tee off. All four players played with great skill and determination, but it was Steve Parry who hit the score of the night with a 61. He managed to hit some impressive shots and navigate through the difficult terrain with ease, despite a 3 off the tee on hole 11. Justin Yeates also had a great game and shot his best score to date with a 64. He hit some impressive shots and managed to stay focused throughout the match. Matt Gardner hit a 67, and although he struggled a bit on the first few holes, he managed to make a great comeback and hit some impressive shots towards the end of the match. Luke Coombes had a bit of a tough time on the course and scored a 72. He struggled to navigate through some of the thick rough and missed a few shots that he would normally make. However, he remained positive and determined throughout the match and managed to hit some great shots towards the end. Despite the challenging course, the players remained focused and played with great sportsmanship. They encouraged each other and cheered when one of them made a good shot.
Group 6 saw course director Sam Evans hit an incredible 62, solidifying his position as one of the best players in the league. Evans was in top form throughout the match, hitting some truly impressive shots and navigating the tricky course with ease. also playing in this group was Lewis Cox and Neil Keen who both also had a fantastic game, both shooting an impressive 67. They both showed great skill and determination, hitting some great shots and navigating through some of the course’s more challenging obstacles with ease. Ronnie Street had a bit of a tougher time on the course, but he remained positive and determined throughout the match. Street scored a 78, but he still managed to hit some great shots and show off his skills on the course. Overall, it was an incredible group that showcased the players’ skills and determination. The league has some of the best footgolf players in the region, and this match was a true testament to them.
Group seven showcased some more of the best players in the region, with Matt Capel, skilled newcomer Ashley Bevan-Smith, and seasoned pro Justin Hunt putting on a great show alongside under 16 starlet Zoe Capel. Matt Capel once again showed why he’s one to watch in the league, shooting an impressive 66 (E) to take the win in this group with Bevan-Smith close behind with a score of 67 and Hunt rounded out the top three with a score of 70. One of the standout players on the night was Zoe Capel, who once again showed great skill and consistency on the course. Despite being an under 16 player, Zoe held her own against some of the top players in the league, shooting a very good 77 to put her in contention for the under 16 category.
The final group saw the late arrival Steve Williams and his son George pitted alongside Gareth Parker.
Steve Williams, who is known for his impressive footgolf skills and lively personality struggled a little during the 18 holes but still managed to come top of his group with a score of 70. Williams is looking to rediscover his form in the world of footgolf having played in many matches and tournaments over the years. Despite his struggles, he was able to stay focused and pull off some impressive shots, which helped him get over the line but he will be looking to improve for the next outing. Gareth Parker, who is also a skilled footgolf player, put on a great performance during the match, scoring a 71. Parker has been playing footgolf for several years and has won many matches and tournaments during that time. He showed great skill and determination on the course, hitting some impressive shots and staying focused throughout the match. Under 16 player George Williams also put on a great show during the match, scoring 80. Despite being one of the youngest players in the league, Williams has shown great skill and will be looking to challenge for the under 16 title on finals day.
The course was in top condition, with the greens and fairways looking beautiful and the weather staying clear throughout the match. The players showed great sportsmanship and camaraderie, encouraging each other and cheering when one of them made a good shot.
The Footgolf Devon settings are known for its beautiful scenery and challenging course, and this event was a true testament to its reputation. The league continues to grow in popularity, with more and more players joining each weeek. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife around the course, while also getting some exercise and having fun with friends.
Steve Parry won Footgolf Devon League match 3 event on Friday 2nd June with a final score of 61 but it is again Andy Isaac that returns to the top of the table and cementing his intentions for the coming league matches and stamping his claim for the finals. Blake Keen broke the under 12 record with a score of 30 and stamped his claim on the under 12 league as a serious contender. The league is getting close in positions, and final day places are getting interesting at this point. Some guest players took part alongside the league players this week, as Footgolf Devon welcomed Garrie Wardley from Gatwick Footgolf and Jensen Cup international Dan James. The course was challenging, playing very quick and thick rough between holes. Tony Follett won the day in the over 45’s and Zoe Capel showed she isn’t here to just make up the numbers…she is here to win
The Footgolf Devon League takes a three week break now and will return on Friday 23rd June. With only 6 matches left…. The final spots are beginning to get tight now – See you on the 23rd