Archerfield Pro-Am

Logos ProAm at Archerfield – 30/10/18

Logos ProAm at Archerfield – 30/10/18

It was a long wait for this year’s Logos Pro-Am but a great way to finish the Tartan Tour season as the last event on the PGA calendar. Archerfield is one of the top golfing venues in Scotland, if not the U.K., and when you make the long drive through the Archerfield Estate you can see why.
Sitting just a couple of miles along the road from this year’s Scottish Open venue of Gullane, the neighbouring courses are Muirfield and The Renaissance Club (2019 Scottish Open venue). Enough said.

good weather

I was praying for good weather all week as the forecast was not good at all. I knew God would look after us though as the event was too important not to go ahead and there was nothing better than arriving the clubhouse to see a massive circle of blue sky over the course, which stayed there for most of the day – was it ever in doubt!

Organising an event like this can result in a very busy day despite the PGA taking care of check-in and scoring.
There are always so many people to speak with over the course of the morning and an hour seems to go by more like 60 seconds rather than 60 minutes.
I got to sit with my playing partners Gareth and Chris for a quick coffee and they were really happy to have received an invite to the event.
Gareth won the event last year at Dundonald so he knew the script and what to expect from the day but this was Chris’ first experience of a Logos event.
Having played with him numerous times he knew my story and was very open to coming along despite not having a team.
We managed to have 15 teams come along to the event which meant there was going to be 2 Professionals without teams, but I still wanted to have these guys come along and decided to make up a Pro 3 ball with me playing alongside them.

Master Professional Luther Blacklock

A big thank you to Master Professional Luther Blacklock for conducting his famous Golf Clinic on the practice ground before play which went down very well with all those who attended. We then managed to get going just before 11 am and although a bit chilly, the sun was still out which put a smile on everyone’s face.
I hadn’t been playing well lately but after the first hole I could feel something different in my movement and this gave me huge confidence.
I spoke with Gareth quite a bit regarding my struggles and we agreed to get some coaching sessions booked in for January so I can get started off on the right track for 2019.
He said I didn’t look like I was playing that badly, especially playing the front 9 in even par, but he could see where the potential issues could arise.
I look forward to spending some time with him early next year and see where the conversation goes. I also got to chat with Chris regarding the event itself and how we could afford to have an event at Archerfield with backers like Christians in Sport and The Sandringham Trust.
He thought it was good we had significant support as it’s so hard to get funding these days for golf events and totally appreciated the need for an event like ours.

Guest speaker Alison Nicholas
It was great to have a speaker like Alison Nicholas as it raises the profile of the event and gives it real credibility. 

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