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Jon Crickmore

Where They Play

DeVere Herons Reach

Date of Birth

11 June 2013

Irons Used

Macgregor VIP 1024c

Best Round

Net 63


United Kingdom

Jon Crickmore


Got down to 16 this year from 18 as an Ambassador for Parallel - could be something to do with the feeling of wearing these trendy golf shirts? 

 In 2011 my partner Alan Gunnigle and I became Lancashire Handicap Foursomes Champions at Pleasington Golf Club. We also had the privilege of playing with U.S.Open Champion Rory McIlroy at the Belfry. 

 It will be hard to top 2011 - but i will give it a go in 2012. 

Some videos are available via my Youtube account 123Joncy

Foursomes - a little Seve Magic, supplied by Parallel

Yesterday 03-08-2011, Alan Gunnigle & I won the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs Handicap Foursomes Trophy in a closely fought game at Pleasington Golf Club near Bolton. Foursomes is a format were you receive half of your combined handicap and play alternate shots on the same ball. After the first 9 holes we had used 12 of our 16 shots and Alan said "that’s it we're just playing for fun now, there's no way we can win this" Playing the 10th hole, a 173 yard Par 3, Alan struck a majestic tee-shot leaving me with a downhill breaking 7 foot putt which I managed to hole for birdie. That seemed to be a turning point; we relaxed, laughed-off the bad shots and played fantastic golf. Alan boomed out drives and hit some great irons, we both scrambled well and it seemed that my new Scotty Cameron Terrylium Santa Fe putter could not miss from under 10 feet. A series of scrambled pars followed, interspaced with bogies leaving us on the 17th tee two under our handicap. My drive was a good one but a little short, sadly Alan dumped his approach into the left greenside bunker. I managed to get out to within four feet of the pin and Alan sank the par putt. Alan and I were both wearing trendy Parallel Inverted Collar Golf Polo Shirt - Midnight PC-049, which we wore in memory of the late great Seve Ballesteros who we think would have approved of our scrambling on the back nine. A safe bogey on the last, after a blocked out tee-shot left us with a long-wait to find out if our score had been good enough. We finished the day Nett 0.5 under par and won the Trophy for our club - De Vere Herons Reach at Blackpool.

Date Added: 18/06/2013

New Year - New Goals

Hi Everyone I'm starting 2012 with a new swing! I'm going to convert to Stack & Tilt in an effort to gain some consistency. More details on my Blog: One thing I won't be changing is my shirts - well only if they need a wash that is. I'm sticking with Parallel - the coolest, funkiest golf shirts on the planet. Anyone - planning a trip to Southport in August should drop me a line by email, as there is a Centenary Pro-Am at one of the clubs - one £20 a head - that’s pretty good value, perhaps not quite a good value as the Parallel sale though. Swing Easy.

Date Added: 18/06/2013

Kings of Skins

Alan Gunnigle and I won a place to play with Rory McIlroy at the Belfry in a competition run jointly by UNICEF and SKINS both of whom work closely with McIlroy - our game was last Tuesday the 13th September 2011 at the Belfry. As winners we got to play against pairs from across the globe for the title King of Skins on the famous Brabazon Course, host to 4 Ryder Cups. The day started at 08:30 am with breakfast in the Ryder room, a meet and greet with Rory and at 10pm a session on the range with Rory demonstrating his skills and taking questions from us. Much comment was made of my funky Parallel Golf shirt and plus fours combo - in fact I was asked 3 times where I had picked the outfit up! We teed up in the last group at 12:30, catching-up and playing our 3 holes with Rory McIlroy on the 11th. We struggled when in the presence of greatness and in-fact I was the only one of our fourball to post a score on the 11th with a 6 for 1 to add to Rory's 4 for 2. Alan and I made it round the Brabazon in 39 points, Rorys 3 holes contributed an additional 5 points giving us a total of 44 making us clear winners on the day by 2 points. We were presented with our prize by Rory at the evening meal and were "crowned" Kings of Skins for the inaugural 2011 event, hopefully we will get a chance to play & defend the title next year! Swing Easy

Date Added: 18/06/2013

Braid Course Under Threat

I played the magnificent Royal Norwich golf course yesterday in the company of their professional Simon Youd. Simon liked the funky Parallel range of Golf shirts that I showed him in the brochure. He thought that that they were some of the most stylish, trendy and unique shirts on the market. The Royal Norwich Golf course is a James Braid layout, which for those of us who have played his creations will know are always well designed and testing courses. Braid did not work with the aid of earth movers and used the contours of the land to set out his courses so they have a "Natural" feel that most modern designs lack. I would encourage you to play the course while you can as some of the holes are under threat from a potential dual-carriageway up-grade - that may mean the whole course moving to a new location..... is time running out for this layout? The 8th hole is simply magnificent and the drive on the 13th gives you plenty to consider as you assess your tee shot. Swing Easy!

Date Added: 18/06/2013

Breadsall Priory

Wearing my super-trendy Parallel Smart Full length Golf Shirt - White, I had another go at the Golf Monthly Centenary series, this time at Breadsall Priory, a course that features small wickedly contoured greens and tight fairways in a compact area. I played here with fellow Ambassador Alan Gunnigle, who shot 36 points... I did not. I did however, have my first competition drive of over 300 yards. This was on the 363 yard par 4 11th, where I recorded a drive of 308 yards to the centre of the fairway - absolute magic! (I measured this with my Snooper S280 GPS SatNav) Again, I will attach photos when they are published by Golf Monthly later. Next stop - the Lancashire handicap Foursomes Final at Pleasington Golf Club on the 3rd August, paired with Alan Gunnigle. Swing easy!

Date Added: 18/06/2013

Worsley Park

Spent the day at Worsley Park, playing full handicap stableford in the Golf Monthly Centenary day. Fantastic weather with glorious sunshine and a slight breeze helped me to a total of 30 points. Sadly I could have made a tie for the win had I not been drawn into the Long Drive showdown on the 18th. Macho behaviour brought on by some great driving that day.... at least I could not blame my funky Parallel shirt, as I had felt so good playing in it all day, it kept me cool in the sun and drew quite a bit of interest as a "new" brand from the group I was playing in. Pete Lavery, Mal Hodson and Stephen Briggs (who all were happy to be mentioned in this blog) admired my Parallel Asymmetric Golf Polo Shirt - Red PC-048 Pete in particular was impressed by the cutting edge style of the product. Some photos of this event will be added later when they are published by Golf Monthly.

Date Added: 18/06/2013

Sunday in Southport

3rd July 2011 - Played what I would call a good round today on a very tricky nine hole course, Southport Old Links in their 3 Division Open medal. A lot of players don't like nine hole layouts, but I can honestly say that Southport Old Links breaks the "repetitive mould" here, as they have gone to great lengths to adjust the way you play the 2nd nine with a selection of alternate teeing areas that give a new challenge to your second time around the layout. The greens here were fantastic and gave me my best putting round of the year so far with 32 putts, careful choice of clubs from the tee helped too as this is a course where you need to have your head screwed-on right to play well. Nett 78 on a Par 72 course was the result. I've included this link to the course Anyone who is interested in playing it can get straight to the details, if you are thinking about it and want some company - then email me at Swing Easy!

Date Added: 18/06/2013

An Early Call

08:10 am this morning, postman at the door with a delivery from Parallel Golf Clothing. Fantastic selection of golf shirts that I recently ordered, 4 funky golf shirts for myself and a very trendy one for my 15 year old son Tom who is an occasional golfer: 1) Parallel Smart Full length Golf Shirt - White PC-028 - kind of classic with an edge - really stylish 2) Parallel Inverted Collar Golf Polo Shirt - Olive PC-049 - the inverted collar on these are very fashionable 3) Parallel Inverted Collar Golf Polo Shirt - Midnight PC-049 - as golf clothes go this is my wifes favourite 4) Parallel Asymmetric Golf Polo Shirt - Red PC-048 - Final day red - has it got some magic in it? Thanks to the guys at Parallel - I was amazed with the service, I only ordered them the previous day.

Date Added: 18/06/2013

My Volvo Stalls

Just back from a stuttering start in the Volvo matchplay singles, in which I found myself 4 down by the turn. Still I rallied and came back to half things after the 16th, kept them that way on the 17th by sinking a bogey putt from 25 feet. Sadly a bogey was not good enough on the 18th against his par. Still it was a great match and I felt pretty good wearing my Parallel Inverted Collar Golf Polo Shirt - Olive PC-049. After it was all over my opponent commented on my "funky" shirt and I think that he will be buying into the coolest golf clothing brand out there very shorty! Playing the Trilby Tour Qualifier at Sprowston Manor on Saturday, with another Parallel creation on my back I know that I'm going to feel good whatever state my golf game is in. Swing Easy.

Date Added: 18/06/2013

Trilby No trilby

Sprowston Manor held a Trilby Tour qualifier on the 9th July. I played well scoring 34 points off the "pushed back" Whites with pins in their trickiest positions. 41 points won the day from a 5 handicapper, I was in fact tied eighth which I thought was pretty good considering the blustery conditions that my group played through. I wore a parallel inverted collar design that day which I think helped keep me focused as it coped with the changeable temperatures in fine style.

Date Added: 18/06/2013

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