October 26th, 2016

New course record set at Brandon

New course record set at Brandon New course record set at Brandon
Updated: 4:36 pm, May 07, 2015

GOLFER Paul Dixon has shot himself into the record books after setting a new course record at Brandon Wood Golf Course in Wolston.

The 42-year-old, who plays off a plus one handicap, scored a round of 69 – three under par- at the championship standard Par 72, 18-hole course.

He has achieved the lowest score at the course since it underwent a number of improvements last year, which included new golf tees.

And Paul, who lives in Brandon Wood, said he was chuffed to be now known as the new course record holder.

“I was playing in a competition alongside my girlfriend Toni Shirley, who is also a terrific golfer with a handicap of eight.

“She introduced me to the course at Brandon Wood and was just as pleased to mark the scorecard.

“I love playing at Brandon Wood. I only joined as a member at the beginning of this year, after moving to Coventry, but the course is great. The members are also brilliant and the club offers a great social scene.

“I first took an interest in golf when I was 12-years-old and have played a lot over the years. “I have broken one other course record at my home golf course of Willesley Park in Leicestershire with a score of 64 on a par 70 course so it was great to get a second.”

Brandon Wood’s new assistant manager, Lewis Baker, was on hand to congratulate the golfer.

The 26-year-old recently joined Brandon Wood after a 10-year stint at the Forest of Arden Marriot Hotel & Country Club and his first official duty was to present the award certificate to Paul.

Lewis added: “I see a lot of potential at Brandon Wood. The club offers fantastic facilities at great value and as a golf pro at the club, I am hoping to see many more golfers aiming to beat this course record.”

Elsewhere, Paul Taylor produced the shot of a life-time to score a hole-in-one during a recent club competition at Hatchford Brook Golf Club.

The Coventry golfer, who has a handicap of 13, scored his ace on the 160-yard par three ninth and his reward was a limited-edition BOSS watch as recognition for the achievement.

The luxury German brand has once again pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition in 2014 and 61-year-old Taylor is among the latest to achieve the feat this year.

He is now also a member of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club which offers its members access to exclusive benefits and merchandise.