Jak Hamblett one of our PGA Professionals at our Staffordshire Performance Golf Centre this week took to Nailcote Hall Golf & Hotel to battle it out in the Farm Foods Par 3 Championship.
The Par 3 discipline is a scaled down version of golf that came about to help with training and coaching, helping to focus on basic core principles such as technique and tactics. Playing a Par 3 course helps to hone and develop skills that will stand any golfer in good stead in the full form of the game, and in particular works on their short game.
The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is much like the Masters Par 3 in regards to the relaxed yet competitive atmosphere. However, it holds a very special place in the history of British golf and was played long before it became tradition in the Masters.
The British Par 3 Championship had its origins in the old Short Course Professional Championship which was played at the Palace Hotel, Torquay from 1933 to 1973.
The inaugural event was graced by a number of the game’s greats, with old Open Champions such as Alex Herd, Harry Vardon, JH Taylor and Bernard Hunt all coming out of retirement to join in the fun. Later, Peter Allis’ father Percy was a regular, as well as Sir Henry Cotton.
Jak looked promising after day 1 but sadly fell away in a strong field with some major house hold names.
We are immensely proud of our PGA Pro and we know he will rise again to go at it next year.
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