As the jet lag begins to dissipate I would like to reflect on the fortnight that was...
What an amazing ride from seeing the sunrise at 40,000 feet and getting my first look at the amazing Piltdown Golf Club to seeing the sights of London (well, the ones that weren't wrapped in plastic) and competing in my first international Speedgolf event. It all seems like a bit of a blur now but I know that one day I will look back on this week and have many very detailed stories to tell.
One of my high school friends Allan Brady (whom I mentioned in my last blog post) now lives in London with his amazing partner Andrea. Allan was kind enough to show me the sights of London on the Friday before the open, and both him and Andrea were there to support me on the Sunday at the event. I am so grateful for their support as well as Elena and Lena my friends from Germany who were our au-pairs over the last 2 years.
It was amazing to have some friends there on the other side of the world to support me and show me around but I think the most amazing part of it was just having some familiar faces on the other side of the world, which brings me to my next point, what I found so amazing at the British Speedgolf Open was the friendship and camaraderie amongst all the competitors, supporters and spectators. This tournament was more than just a game of speedgolf, more than the tournament itself was the the new family I made in my week in England. My British Speedgolf Family.
France, England, USA and Australia were represented, I just wish my friend Micka could have kept his eyes open for the Photo. For those of you who aren't aware, I was also lucky enough to finish second with a Speedgolf Score of 126.15 which is a new tournament PB for me and furthermore was able to edge out the world number 4 by a measly 32 seconds. Again i am so thankful for this opportunity and I would like to thanks all my sponsors and supporters who are listed on my website, please take the time to check out the page.