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British Masters Golf 2016

We were invited to spend a fabulous day at The British Masters Golf Pro-Am held at The Grove in Hertfordshire. We had a brilliant time and managed to get some short interviews with sporting stars including Jamie Redknapp, Will Greenwood, Keith Wood, Shane Warne, Kevin Pietersen, Andriy Shevchenko and Teddy Sheringham. We also grabbed a few words with golfing stars Chris Wood, Shane Lowry, Tyrell Hatton, Jose Maria Olazabal and defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick. At the end of the day we met Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallagher and appeared live on Sky during The Hero Putting Challenge. See our report below...

Our Trip to the British Masters

On Wednesday the 12th of October we went to British Masters golf trip at the Grove Hotel Watford.  When we arrived at the British Masters, we walked through the entrance where they checked our bags and then we walked through the woods and arrived at venue.

Firstly we walked the course to watch the competition that amateurs and professionals were taking part in before later heading for the driving range.  We saw lots of very famous people like Robbie Fowler, Aaron Ramsey, Teddy Sheringham, Tyrell Hatton and lots more. 

While we were walking around the course we saw our first famous person!  He was called “Jose Maria Olazabal,” then we asked for his autograph and he gave us it, because he was Spanish and two of our members were Spanish they were communicating in Spanish.

The next famous person we saw was Robbie Fowler at a different hole, (he was a professional footballer) after his amazing golf playing as he went to his next hole we asked if he could sign our autographs and he said yes (if you do not know who Robbie Fowler is, he is a very famous ex-Liverpool player and some of our crazy Liverpool fans absolutely loved him…although Mr Tindall was not quite so enthusiastic!)

Next, while we were walking down a hill we saw Andriy Shevchenko about to play, we were watching his fantastic play (and by that I mean watching him playing golf) and afterwards he kindly signed autographs for us.

Afterwards we saw some other golfers and had some lunch and while we were having our lunch we took a group photo.

Then we went to the putting competition and there were 4 teams (schools in colours) Green, blue, yellow and red (we were the red team joined with another school).  Out of the four teams there was a professional that was an actual golfer, an amateur that was and a child from the team school.  The first game was blue vs green and the aim of the game is that out of 10 holes, you need to try to get as many holes as you can in 1 minute and on every hole you went on the first person was the professional and if they missed it would be the amateur’s go and if they failed it would go to the child and if they failed the time would stop where they were and the team that they were playing against would play.

After the pressure putt challenge we got a golf session where we got to putt and hit golf balls. On the chipping group we got to aim at targets and the higher we got we would get points. The winner got a proper golf ball. The putting group got to play on a crazy golf course in partners and we had a scorecard and the lowest out of the partners would win.

 The day had come to an end which meant we had to leave this lovely place which hosted us an amazing day out that we all loved; we walked back over the motorway to the minibus and travelled all the way back to Holy Family.  

Report written by Leon Spreadbury and Freddie Hubbard (Year 5)