On the Sunday evening, the guest speaker was James Gribble who has created “Empower Golf” to increase participation of people with a disability into the game of golf. James himself was a keen golfer until an unforeseen accident resulted in him becoming a quadriplegic and through great amounts of discipline and determination he is back on the golf course and swinging a golf club again. A photo of him is below. I was fortunate enough to have a game with James in the pro-am on the Monday afternoon and was an inspiration to see him hit a ball and made the rest of us fortunate enough to be able to use our limbs fully to participate in the game of golf.

The tournament itself unfortunately for me was not a success having missed the cut by four shots.

This resulted in me entering the sweepstakes event on the third and last days for players failing to make the cut and the result was a tied 8th place which was a small consolation and small amount of prize money paid for the result as well.

Trainee events to follow over the next two months include Glenmore Heritage Park, Asquith, Oberon, Moruya, Stonecutters Ridge and then hitting the pro-am circuit for the end of March and beginning of April to play courses in Wagga Wagga and Canberra.

Thanks to all the members here at Hurstville who show an interest in my progression throughout the traineeship while I am working with Stewart and Paul.

Keep on swinging everyone (which was also James Gribble’s key message during his presentation).

Yours sincerely,

Craig (Trainee Professional at Hurstville Golf Course)