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Mike makes it a double at Carus’s annual Club Championship

Mike Turner at the recent Trilby Tour (credit John Dodds)

[C]arus Green Golf Club member, Mike Turner, has won the Club Championship for the second year running.

46-year-old Mike, who has been a member at the club for more than three years, competed against 110 participants at the 36-hole scratch competition held on 8th and 9th July and plays off a handicap of just one. This year, the tournament ended in a three-way play-off on holes one, two, four and 18, between Mike, Gareth Parry and Jason Bryson, all of whom had scores of 147 following 36 holes of play.

“I didn’t play particularly well in the first round, finishing on 76, four shots behind Jason, so I knew on the Sunday, there was work to do,” explains Mike. “I played much better on the final round, shooting one over par to finish with 71 and parring all four holes on the play-off.”

With conditions fine, it was Mike who finally lifted the trophy despite tough competition. Practising at least three times per week, Mike said his ‘will to win’ was what clinched it for him in the end, in addition to on-going coaching with Carus’s PGA professional, Lee Edwards:

“My lessons with Lee have definitely been key to my performance. Working to simplify my golf swing and bringing consistency into my game has obviously paid off,” he says. “I’m delighted to have defended my title and will be back next year to do the same. Hopefully, the younger players will have brushed up on their skills by then!”

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