YOUNG gun Mark Hewlett had the top brass at Gaudet Luce Golf Club thumbing the record books after landing his first hole-in-one.

The 11-year-old is thought to be the youngest to achieve the feat at the Hadzor venue’s Phoenix course and it follows a highly successful year for the emerging talent.

He landed the shot on the sixth hole, adding to the home trophy he collected earlier in the campaign and an unbroken record of appearances in team matches which have resulted in two finals.

hole in one kid

Before turning 11, Hewlett turned out for Worcestershire under 14s team and captained the under 12s which father Mark senior said had been his “proudest moment” prior to the hole-in-one.

Those exploits and assistance from coach Russell Adams have helped his son to cut his handicap from 21 to 16.

“Seeing the pure emotion he showed when holing out, it surely had to be a moment he will never forget,” said Mark senior.






Another level – Leamington & County

Leamington and County GC has the experience of over 100 years of golfing tradition combined with a healthy modern attitude to bringing new golfers into the game.

Leamington have undertaken some course developments this year too, a slightly altered layout now exists with a re-route and two changed holes which include a new 18th. A joint editor’s visit was required to check it all out, Mandy and myself chose the hottest day of the year to do it!

Nuneaton GC – 2018 style

The fortunes of Nuneaton Golf Club are doing rather nicely of late, a rate of progress to compare favourably with their famous son. Locally born Andy Sullivan played his golf here from picking up a club at the age of ten. He still lives in the area and during his downtime away from the European Tour is often to be found on the fairways of Nuneaton, still playing money games with old mates.

Dannyal Spalding

Daanyal ready for a big year

MG are pleased to introduce a new young professional to our ranks. We met up with him at Four Ashes Golf Centre near Solihull earlier this month, Mandy chatted to him while we watched him take a few swings, take a look below.