We took to the stage at The Manchester Golf Show to showcase Ladies Love Golf & our Junior program initiatives
We have just enjoyed a fantastic weekend up in Manchester at The Golf Show with American Golf showcasing our Ladies Love Golf initiative and our junior golfers with a fun trick shot competition that young golfers entered from all over the country to win the chance to be on stage taking part in a skills challenge with world trick shot champion Geoff Swain from Golf Unplugged.
Saturday John Cheetham introduced Ladies Love Golf to a big crowd on the main stage alongside show host Denise Van Outen. We brought three of our ladies from 3 Hammers with us and were joined onstage by more audience members, Ladies European Tour sensation Amy Bouldon. After a fantastic presentation Q&A between Denise and John they played a team v team 2 minute challenge pressure putting game. Unfortunately Facebook Live stopped the Live feed off as soon as Europes – Final Countdown came on but you can watch Johns interview with Denise below!
Sunday was all about the Juniors. We had placed an online social media competition for golfing tricksters under 14 years old to upload a skills video to either Instagram or Twitter of 30 seconds or less and we had some fantastic responses. Henry Saddleton and the Millington Golf Bros joined us onstage.
Henry was chosen for his fantastic washing machine shot, where he had made his own washing machine and practices getting it in the hole in his garden! The Millington brothers have a load of skills tricks that they do together which was really fun to watch on stage, all three of them are definitely ones to watch out for in the future. Joining them onstage were 3 Hammers Academy juniors Ed Whatmough and Spencer Worley who also dazzled with their array of keepy ups and Spencer with his Bubba Watson and Luke Donald impressions, wowing the judges (Denise Van Outen and American golf Marketing Director Dan Gathercole) with his funny commentary as he acted out his impressions.
Rob Bluck then took to the stage to showcase some of our Academy talent with Regan Parton, Kate Smith, Spencer Worley and Ed Whatmough all being prompted to show coaching techniques and shot shaping drills followed by a nearest the pin competition which was a lot of fun. The judging was close or the trick shot challenge but called for the afternoon grand final was Spencer Worley and Ed Whatmough.
Finally down to the grand final in the afternoon and the two boys did their routines again, spent 20 minutes having trick shot fun onstage with Geoff Swain while Denise and Dan deliberated on who would be winner. The #AGSkillsSkool Cup going to Spencer Worley.
Below is a selection of some of the entry videos we had submitted which was shown on the big screen behind everyone on stage at The Golf Show.