Footgolf Devon league match 6 was a real challenge! The course was wet underfoot and the wind made it even more difficult. But despite the conditions, the Footgolf Devon league players managed to pull off some great shots and even a few birdies. It was a real test of skill and determination, and everybody had a great time.
Fridays first group out was a nail-biter from start to finish that had the best amateur player around in Andy Isaac, plus seasoned pro Rob Mucklow and up and coming newcomer Joseph Hawkins. The course was in perfect condition, but it was a real test of skill and patience for all the players. Andy Isaac came out on top with an impressive score of 66, hitting some truly remarkable shots throughout the match. Rob Mucklow and Joe Hawkins were hot on his heels, hitting 67 and 68 respectively. It was a tight contest, with each player delivering some amazing shots that had the crowd on the edge of their seats. It was a great group to watch, and we can’t wait to see what these talented athletes have in store for us for future events.
Paul Hawkins, Jamie Cottrell and under 12’s Jaydan Hawkins and Jake Cottrell made up group 2 in a Footgolf group that was a truly unforgettable experience! Footgolf Devon’s Paul Hawkins was the star of the show, hitting an impressive score of 61 to take the group by storm. His shots were precise, powerful, and perfectly executed, leaving the rest of the group in awe of his skill. Jamie Cottrell was hoping to hit under 70, but unfortunately hit bang on the 70 mark. Despite this, Jamie played some fantastic shots and showed great sportsmanship once again throughout the match and is becoming a peoples favorite with his encouraging character towards others. Meanwhile, the under 12 players Jaydan Hawkins and Jake Cottrell both performed admirably, hitting 74 each. Their shots were filled with energy, enthusiasm, and great potential, and it was a pleasure to watch them play. The atmosphere was electric throughout the this group, with players and spectators alike cheering on their favorites and marveling at the skill on display. It was a truly remarkable group.
Group 3 was an absolute thrill ride with 4 incredible Footgolfers. Justin Yeates, aka the Ginga Ninja, proved to be a true master of the sport, scoring an unbelievable 60 and leaving the rest of the group in his dust. His shots were nothing short of breathtaking, each one executed with a precision and skill that was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Sam Evans put up a valiant effort, scoring an impressive 65, but unfortunately wasn’t able to keep up with the blistering pace set by Justin. Chris Hopton came in third place with a score of 71, playing with great determination and spirit throughout the match but will be disappointed with not hitting under 70. And last but not least, Ronnie Street hit a score of 77, displaying his own unique style and flair on the course. This was a great group of players, filled with excitement, energy, and passion.
Group 4 saw a Footgolf league group which was one for the books, with newcomer Dan Bealey taking the course by storm and scoring an impressive 68! Dan’s natural talent and skill were on full display, as he expertly navigated the course and hit shot after shot with ease. Not to be outdone, Mark Flay put up a valiant effort despite pulling his quad muscle early in the round, hitting an admirable score of 78. And representing the under 12 category, Max Bealey put in a solid performance with a score of 86, showcasing his own unique style and skill on the course. Dan is showing that he is a natural to Footgolf and with more experience will be a top challenger in now time.
Group 5 saw current league leader Tony Follett matched with Matt Gardner, Shane Coffey and under 12’s Oscar Coffey. This group was an absolute showstopper, with some of the most impressive scores and performances we’ve seen in a long time. The undisputed star of the group was “The Force” Tony Follett, who put up a jaw-dropping score of 64! Tony’s shots were nothing short of miraculous, each one executed with a precision and finesse that was truly awe-inspiring. But he wasn’t the only one who shone on the course that night. Matt Gardner and Shane Coffey both put in incredible performances, both scoring 71. And representing the under 12 category, Oscar Coffey hit an outstanding score of 72, which was the best under 12 score of the night! Oscar’s natural talent and skill were on full display, as he expertly navigated the course despite the tough wind and wet grass with ease, proving that age is just a number when it comes to Footgolf.
Group 6 started with 4 but ended with 3. Steve Parry was the star of the group, shooting a consistent 61 and impressing everyone with his skill and precision. He was in top form, sinking greats putts and A1 tee shot after tee shot with ease, proving that he is a true contender for the Footgolf Devon title. Ben Brown, a newcomer to the game this season, put in an excellent performance, hitting an impressive score of 66 despite being absent for a couple of weeks. He showed a natural talent for the game and impressed everyone with his skill and technique. And under 16’s contender Callum Yeates put in an excellent performance, hitting an impressive score of 77 that showcased his natural talent and skill. Steve Parry was a true force to be reckoned with on the course for the evening and is yet to have a poor round. Unfortunately, Eliot Fisher was also in this group but disappeared after the first 9 holes…word round the camp fire is that Eliot’s game was not going to plan and some say he is still somewhere on the course…or his head is anyway…hopefully he will be back to rectify this next time.
Group 7 showcased some of the best players in the game. Bobby Hopkinson was the star of the show once again in this group, registering an impressive score of 61. He was in top form, hitting shot after shot with his long drives and proving that he is a true master of the game of footgolf. His skill and precision were unmatched, and he wowed most of the league players with his natural talent. It was an amazing performance for his second outing. Another player who made his return to the course was Luke Phillips, the big dawg himself. He put in an excellent performance, shooting a solid 67 despite saying how he would go under 60. He showed that he’s still got what it takes and that he’s gonna be knocking on the door come finals day. Luke is one of the most popular players in the league, and everyone was thrilled to see him back on the course, he is also the last Southwest Footgolf League Champion when hosted at the Padbrook Park Hotel so he is definitely one to keep an eye on. But the real surprise of the night was Will Lugg, an under 16’s contender who put in an amazing performance despite only taking up Footgolf a couple of weeks back. He shot the under 16 score of the night with an impressive 68. Will is a true natural on the course, hitting shot after shot with ease and proving that he has what it takes to compete with the best of them. His performance was a real highlight of the night, and everyone was impressed by his skill and technique.
Group 7 of the Footgolf Devon League event was an exciting group. Bret Ansley was one of the standout players of the night as a newcomer, shooting his best score to date with an impressive 67. He was in top form, hitting great shot’s and pin-point approaches. His score could have been better if Bret wasn’t camera shy when he missed a birdie putt on hole 3 in front of a Facebook Live Camera but was happy with par. Bret’s performance is a sign that with constantly competing, you will learn the game of Footgolf quickly. Another player who put in an excellent performance was Bret’s son, Freddie who shot a respectable 83. Freddie will be definitely looking to improve next time out and put him in contention for the under 16 category. The final member of the group was under 12 contender Jensen Black who also put in a strong performance, shooting a solid 75 to keep him in the mix for the under 12 title. Jensen is becoming a true natural on the course, full of energy especially after the Prime drink took over, hitting shot after shot and showing he means business. He is improving each league event and will be a player for the future with his skill and technique.
The final group saw Footgolf fans favourite Steve Williams finally show up to the Footgolf Devon league party with a solid 66 score, his best to date. It was a real thrill to see Steve in top form, hitting shot after shot with ease and showing that he has what it takes to compete at the highest level with the best of the best of the best. Steve’s performance was a long overdue, and everyone now remembers his skill, technique and big tee shots. He is a natural on the course, a real inspiration to everyone who was there, and it was clear that he had worked hard to get to this point. George Williams hitting an impressive 71, showing that he has his eye on the under 16 title. It is felt the George is yet to hit top form, but is he saving it for the next couple of events. We also had two guest players showing they to could be future Footgolf stars, under 16’s Elijah Hiller and his father Andrew Hiller. Elijah hit an impressive 83, showing that he has a good eye for the game. His father Andrew also put in an incredible performance, shooting an impressive 65 in his first taste of footgolf. It was clear that the Hiller family could be future for Footgolfers, and we hope to see them back at the next match.
It was a truly unforgettable event, filled with excitement, energy, and passion. The players were all in top form, and the competition was fierce. It was a great night of footgolf, and everyone is already looking forward to the next match. Justin Yeates, stole the show with an impressive score of 60, showing that he has what it takes to compete at the highest level. His performance was a real inspiration to everyone who was there, and with his ninja like style, Justin could be one to keep an eye on for upcoming events.
In the under 16s category, Will Lugg put in an impressive performance, shooting an incredible 68 to blow the under 16 category wide open. Can Will continue his form for next week?
In the under 12’s category, Oliver Coffey put in an absolutely incredible performance, scoring a remarkable 71 to put himself in the mix for finals day.
Overall, it was an amazing night of footgolf, and Justin Yeates, Will Log, and Oliver Coffey all put in incredible performances, showing that they mean business with 4 events left on the calendar. The league is entering the squeaky bum stage now and it’s clear that we’re in for some amazing matches in the weeks and months to come.
Join us next week, 21st for some more Southwest footgolf action in the heart of Devon.