League Match Two – 10th May 2024

On Friday 10th May, the Footgolf Devon league match 2 took place at the stunning Field of Dreams in Westcott, Devon. The weather was absolutely perfect – a beautiful, sunny evening that seemed to be tailor-made for a round of footgolf. As the players gathered at the first tee area, it was evident that this was going to be a match to remember.

The Field of Dreams truly lived up to its name, with lush green fairways and perfectly manicured greens stretching out in front of the players. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as 20 eager participants geared up to showcase their skills and battle it out for the top spot in the league standings.

From the very first kick, it was clear that this league match was going to be a fierce competition. Players of all skill levels were giving it their all, and the level of play was truly impressive. As the match progressed, there were some incredible shots. Long drives that soared through the air and landed perfectly on the green, precise chip shots that curved around bunkers, and clutch putts that found the bottom of the cup – the players were putting on a masterclass in footgolf.

The return of the junior players to the Footgolf league match at Footgolf Devon was a highly anticipated event for fans and players alike. With the likes of Jaydan Hawkins, Jensen Black back in action and newcomer Max Alford making his debut, the competition was set to be fierce.
One of the standout performers of the day was Jaydan Hawkins, who took home the top spot in the group with a score of 9 points. Hawkins displayed incredible skill and precision throughout the match, showcasing why he is considered one of the top young players in the league. His performance was a reminder of the potential and talent that he possesses, and he will undoubtedly be one to watch as the season progresses. Jensen Black also put on a solid showing, finishing with a respectable score of -7. Black displayed excellent technique and composure on the course, demonstrating why he is considered a rising star in the Footgolf world. Having not played for a while, Black will be looking to improve on his first score. The newcomer to the group, Max Alford, had an encouraging  outing, score 0 points.  Alford showed glimpses of his potential and talent, and with more experience and practice, he has the makings of a standout player in the league.
With Jake Cottrell looking to return after a slight injury, the competition in the league is wide open. Cottrell has proven himself to be a formidable opponent in the past, and his return will undoubtedly add an extra layer of excitement and competitiveness to the matches ahead. The return of the junior players to the Footgolf league match at Footgolf Devon was a thrilling and exciting event for all involved. The performances of Jaydan Hawkins, Jensen Black, and newcomer Max Alford showcased the talent and potential of the youth in the league, and with players like Jake Cottrell also in the mix, the season ahead promises to be filled with intense and thrilling competition.

The first men’s group was nothing short of exhilarating, as Steve Parry emerged as the star player of the evening. Playing in the first group alongside Alex Hill and Tony Follett, Parry’s performance was truly outstanding. In the stableford format, Parry hit an impressive 27 points, showcasing his skill and precision on the course.
While Parry shone brightly with his stellar performance, his companions Alex Hill and Tony Follett also put up a commendable effort. Hill scored 10 points, demonstrating his proficiency in the game, while Follett managed to secure 7 points, showcasing his determination and talent. However, it was Steve Parry who stole the show with his remarkable gameplay, earning him the title of the star of the night. His consistent accuracy and impressive shots throughout the match set him apart from the rest of the competitors, solidifying his position as league match 2 leader of the evening and one to keep an eye on  in the footgolf Devon league.

The second group had two of the newest top players in the league, Mitch Pemberton and Neil Wilkinson, teeing off in a two-ball match. The Ansley father and son duo had failed to show up, leaving Mitch and Neil to compete against each other and spice up the match with some friendly competition.
As the match got underway, both players showed their prowess on the course. Mitch displayed improved accuracy and distance with his shots, earning him a respectable score of 5 pts. He was thrilled with his progress and enjoyed the challenge of competing against Neil in the matchplay format. Neil scored an impressive -4 for the round. He was pleased with his performance and enjoyed the competition with Mitch, pushing himself each week to improve his game.
The two-ball format added an extra element of excitement to the match, as both players were not only competing against each other in the league but also against one another in the matchplay competition. The tension mounted with each shot, as both Mitch and Neil pushed themselves to perform their best on every hole. The absence of the Ansley father and son duo added an unexpected twist to their match, making for an unforgettable evening on the course.

Group 3 brought an atmosphere filled with love and excitement as two best friends, Steve Williams and Andrew Hiller, prepared to face off in a friendly match. The two had been inseparable, bonding over their mutual love for the sport and their shared passion for spending time with their families. As they set out on the course, Steve and Andrew couldn’t help but admire the beauty of each others striking and putting as they walked the course together. Their sons, George and Elijah, joined them, ready to show off their skills  But it was Steve and Andrew who stole the show with their effortless grace and undeniable connection. Every shot they took, every hole they conquered, was a testament to their unbreakable bond and the deep love they shared for each other. Theirs was a love that transcended the boundaries of friendship, a love that was pure and unconditional. As the match progressed, it became clear that George was the one to beat, with his precision and skill earning him the top spot in the group. Andrew struggled to keep up, missing a few key shots and ending the match with 0 points. Steve, on the other hand, played with a quiet determination, his focus unwavering despite his -1 point score. And Elijah, though he trailed behind with a score of -7, never once felt discouraged, knowing that his father’s love and support were always there to lift him up.

It was the love between Steve and Andrew that truly captured the hearts of everyone present. Their friendship, their camaraderie, their unwavering support for each other – it was a love story that was as beautiful as it was rare. As the sun began to set, casting a warm golden glow over the course, Steve and Andrew walked arm in arm, their laughter mingling with the sound of the birds chirping in the distance. And in that moment, surrounded by the beauty of the Footgolf Devon course and the love they shared, they knew that they were truly blessed to have each other with a group for a change.  For Steve and Andrew, Footgolf was not just a game – it was a celebration of their friendship, their love, and the bond that would never be broken. And as they walked off into the sunset, hand in hand, they knew that their love would always be their greatest victory.

The sun was shining brightly on the footgolf course as Group 4 players gathered for the highly anticipated league two match. Luke Phillips, who had struggled in the first match, was determined to show his improvement and put on a strong performance. And he did not disappoint. From the start of the match, Luke was in top form, making precise shots and sinking his putts with ease. His confidence was evident as he navigated the course with precision, picking up points along the way. By the end of the match, Luke had scored an impressive 22 points, a significant improvement from his previous score and showing the rest of the league why he is the current 2023 Footgolf Devon League champion.
Talan Annear put up a solid performance as well, scoring 14 points and showing why he was a force to be reckoned with on the course. Despite not matching Luke’s score, Talan displayed his skill and determination, making some impressive shots throughout the match. But the real surprise of this group came from newcomer Marcus Lugg. Despite being new to the league, Marcus showed that he is a player for the future, scoring an impressive -4 points. His accuracy and skill on the course is improving each event, and he will quickly make a name for himself among the seasoned players.
As the match came to a close, it was clear that Luke had stolen the show in this group with his improved performance. His determination and hard work had paid off, and he had proved that he was a force to be reckoned within the league.

The last group out had four of the top footgolfers in the region gathered for a much-anticipated league match. Will Lugg, Ryan Downing, Bobby Hopkinson, and Gary Fisher were all ready to showcase their skills and compete for the title of league champion. The match got off to an exhilarating start, with each player demonstrating their prowess on the course. Gary Fisher, known for his precision, power & consistency, was in top form, scoring an impressive 26 points. Hot on his heels was Bobby Hopkinson, a seasoned pro now of the footgolf world, who finished the round with 24 points, just two points behind Gary. Will Lugg, a rising star in the footgolf community, held his own with a respectable score of 4 points. It was clear that he had the potential to compete at the highest level and challenge the more experienced players in the future. Meanwhile, Ryan Downing, a newcomer to the league, struggled to find his rhythm but showed determination and a positive attitude throughout the match. As the group progressed, the competition intensified, with each player pushing themselves to outdo the others. There were moments of tension and excitement as putts were sunk and shots were executed with precision.
In the end, Gary Fisher emerged victorious, solidifying his reputation as one of the best footgolfers in the region. His impressive performance was a testament to his skill and dedication to the sport. Bobby Hopkinson, while falling just short of the top spot, showed why he was a force to be reckoned with on the course.

As the sun began to dip below the horizon and the final scores were tallied, it was clear that this match had been a resounding success. The Footgolf Devon league match 2 had showcased the best that the sport had to offer – skill, determination, sportsmanship, and a whole lot of fun.As the players headed off the course, exhausted but satisfied, they knew that they had been a part of something truly special. The Field of Dreams had witnessed some incredible footgolf action that evening, and everyone was already looking forward to the next match – eager to once again test their skills and compete against the best in the league. But league Match Two …went to Steve Parry


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