League Match Four – 7th June 2024

The Footgolf Devon league match 4 at the field of dreams was an exciting event that brought together 24 players who were eager to showcase their skills on the course. Despite the windy evening, the course was in impeccable condition, providing the perfect backdrop for the players to battle it out for supremacy in the league.

The first few holes saw some impressive play from the players, as they navigated the challenging course with skill and precision. The windy conditions added an extra element of difficulty, but the players rose to the challenge and adapted their game accordingly. There were some impressive drives and accurate putts on display, as the players showcased their talent and competitive spirit.

Group one had saw Jamie Cottrell put on a remarkable performance, scoring 4 points in the Stableford format. Jamie, who was the designated adult for the under 12’s group, displayed excellent skill and consistency throughout his round, securing a solid position in the leaderboard. However, it was Jamie’s young protégé, Jake Cottrell, who stole the show with an impressive 14 points. Jake’s stellar performance not only pushed him into contention but also posed a serious challenge to the current leader, Jaydan Hawkins. With his exceptional skills and unwavering determination, Jake proved that he is a force to be reckoned with in the league. Not to be outdone, Jensen Black also made a statement with his best round yet, scoring 7 points. Jensen’s remarkable improvement showcased his dedication and passion for the sport, proving that he is a contender in the race for the top spot. With each round, Jensen continues to impress and solidify his position among the league’s top players.

Group 2 was a group of three players who are beginning to make waves in our local league. Steve Williams, a seasoned footgolf player, amazed everyone by scoring an impressive 1 point on the Stableford system. Joining Steve were two talented under 16 players, George Williams and Elijah Hiller, who also put on an impressive show on the course. George Williams, the son of Steve, showed his Dad he can hold his own on the footgolf course. With a score of -6, George displayed incredible skill and precision with each shot he took. His performance was a little short of his usual standard but it’s evident that he has a bright future ahead in the sport.
Elijah Hiller had one of those rounds where the final putt just wouldn’t drop as he shot a -7, just one point behind George. Elijah’s consistent play and strategic approach to the game earned him high praise from fellow players alike, and he just needed that little be of luck on the final putts. At such a young age, Elijah has proven that he has what it takes to compete at a high level and make a name for himself in the footgolf world. However, the star of the group was undoubtedly Steve Williams.  Steve’s experience and expertise in the sport were on full display as he navigated the course with finesse and precision. His performance was a testament to his dedication and passion for footgolf, and it was clear that he is a force to be reckoned with on the course.

Group 3 had Andy Isaac, a seasoned veteran of the sport, making his return after a couple weeks break in the sun. Talan Annear, a rising star in the Footgolf community, was looking to solidify his place as one of the best players in the game. Tony Follett, the captain of the Footgolf Devon club, and last but not least, the Ginga Ninja himself, Justin Yeates, was prepared to put on a show for the fans. The match got off to a hot start, with all four players showing off their skills and determination. Andy Isaac, known for his precision and consistency, was looking sharp after his time off. Talan Annear, with his youthful energy and natural talent, was making shot after shot look effortless. Tony Follett, the experienced captain, was keeping pace with the younger players and showing that age is just a number. And Justin Yeates, with his flashy moves and killer instinct, was keeping the crowd entertained with his every shot. As the match progressed, it was Talan Annear who emerged victorious, scoring an impressive 16 points to claim the top spot. Andy Isaac finished in second place with 13 points, showing that he still had what it takes to compete at the highest level despite the rest, Justin Yeates came in third with 10 points, while Tony Follett rounded out the group with 3 points.

Group 4 saw Luke Phillips, Matt Capel, and the return to the league for Neil Keen and junior Blake Keen who has decided to compete in the men’s category this year to improve his skill and levels. This group also had guest player Mark Doyle. Luke Phillips, a seasoned Footgolf player, wasted no time in setting the pace for the group. He showed remarkable precision and finesse with his shots, finishing the round with an impressive 16 points. Matt Capel, not one to be outdone, put up a strong fight and finished just one shot behind Luke with 15 points. The competition between the two was fierce and kept spectators on the edge of their seats until the very end. However, the real highlight of the match was the return of Neil Keen to the league after a brief hiatus. Having been out of the game for some time, Neil was eager to show that he still had what it takes to compete at the highest level. His son, Blake Keen, who had decided to compete in the men’s category this year to improve his skills and levels, also proved that he was a force to be reckoned with. Blake took bragging rights back to the Keen household by outscoring his father, finishing the round with an impressive -9 compared to Neil’s -14. Guest player Mark Doyle, a newcomer to the league, also made a strong impression with his performance on the course. Despite not being a regular competitor, Mark showed that he had the skills and talent to compete with the top players, finishing the round with 10 points. His performance was enough to make the other competitors sit up and take notice, and it left many wondering if he would decide to join the league full-time. In the end, Luke Phillips emerged victorious, showcasing within this group with his skill and experience to secure the win.

Group 5 had 2 under 16 players Callum Yeates and Will Lugg plus newcomers Mitch Pemberton, Nelly Wilkinson and Ryan Downing. It was a day of excitement and anticipation as the boy band group of the footgolf league match 4 gathered at the course. As the match began, it was clear that the competition would be fierce. The players were focused and determined to give it their all on the course. Callum Yeates, a seasoned player, quickly took the lead with an impressive score of 9. Will Lugg wasn’t far behind, coming in second with 6pts. The under 16 players, Callum and Will, showed great skill and determination, proving that age is just a number when it comes to footgolf. They held their own against their older counterparts and showed that they were a force to be reckoned with. As the match continued, Ryan Downing shot 3pts, followed closely by Nelly Wilkinson with 2pts. Mitch Pemberton, the newcomer to the group, struggled to find his footing on the course and ended the match with a score of -12. Despite his score, Mitch showed great sportsmanship and determination throughout the match. The competition was intense within this group as matchplays were also being made with each player giving it their all to come out on top. The boy band group of the league match 4 displayed great camaraderie and sportsmanship, cheering each other on and pushing each other to do their best. In the end, it was Callum Yeates who emerged victorious, taking home the win with a score of 9.

The last group match of the footgolf league was an eventful one, filled with spectacular shots, unexpected twists, and plenty of laughs. The group consisted of Bret Ansley, Freddie Ansley, Bobby Hopkinson, and Alex Hill, each bringing their own unique style and skill to the game. Bret Ansley, typically a solid player, struggled on the first few holes, missing putts and sending his ball into hazards. However, he quickly turned things around with some incredible approach shots and long putts, eventually finishing with a tough -18 points. His determination and focus were truly commendable, and he proved that even on a bad day, a player can still make a comeback.
Freddie Ansley, the youngest player in the group at under 16, showed incredible skill and poise on the course. Despite his age, he displayed a level of maturity and composure that belied his years. His score of -9 points was a testament to his talent considering the tough windy conditions and showed his potential in the sport. It was clear that Freddie has a bright future ahead of him in footgolf. Bobby Hopkinson, known for his bigger than life attitude and easygoing demeanor, had a solid performance on the day. His score of 7 points may not have been the best in the group, but Bobby’s positive attitude and sense of humor kept the spirits high among the players. He made sure to take the time to enjoy the game and have fun
And then there was Alex Hill, whose day took an unexpected turn when he sent his ball flying into the neighboring solar panel field. The amusement of the group was palpable as they watched in disbelief as Alex’s ball disappeared into the distance. Despite his best efforts, Alex was unable to retrieve his ball and was forced to skip the last four holes of the match. It was a moment that provided plenty of laughs and served as a reminder that sometimes, even the best players can make mistakes.
But the standout player of the league match was Tomas Brown, who had a phenomenal day on the course. Tomas smashed his personal best score with an impressive tally of 20 points, securing his place as a force to be reckoned with in the league. His skill and determination were unmatched, and he left no doubt that he was a serious contender for the overall league title. As the group finished their round, there was a sense of camaraderie and friendship that filled the air. Each player had faced their own challenges and triumphs on the course, but they had all come together to share in the joy of the game. They laughed, joked, and congratulated each other on a well-played match, knowing that in the end, it was all about having fun and enjoying the sport they loved.

In the end, it was a thrilling finish to the league, with a few players emerging victorious and cementing their position at the top of the leaderboard. League Match 4 belonged to Tomas Brown who showed that he can compete with the elite of footgolf and demonstrated some incredible skill in windy conditions.

The Footgolf Devon league match 4 at the field of dreams was a resounding success, showcasing the talent and determination of the players who competed. The course was in excellent condition, providing a challenging yet fair test for the players. The windy conditions added an extra layer of difficulty, but the players rose to the challenge and delivered some impressive performances.

The league itself continues to grow in popularity, attracting players of all skill levels who are drawn to the competitive yet friendly atmosphere. Footgolf is a sport that appeals to a wide range of players, from seasoned veterans to newcomers looking to try something new and exciting. The Footgolf Devon league is a shining example of the sport at its best, bringing together players from all walks of life who share a passion for the game.

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