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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


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