English youngster cards 58... with a bogey!

Craig Passmore

Did you have a good weekend on the golf course?

Chances it wasn’t as good as Craig Passmore’s.

The 17-year-old from Devon shot a 58 – that’s right, fifty-eight – in a club event at the Players Club in Bristol.

Passmore, who has recently earned an England call-up, went round the par-72 layout in 14-under… with a bogey on his card!

He wrapped up his incredible round by chipping in from 45 yards.

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“I just dropped the club and held my head in my hands!” he told the England Golf website. “My previous best score was a round of seven-under par. To then come in with a round that was 14-under par is surreal.

“I have to say everyone at the course was really happy for me and the boys I know in the England set-up were also quick to pass on their congratulations on social media.

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“There were a few comments expressing disbelief – but I guess that was to be expected.”

Passmore is hoping his stunning finish to 2019 is an omen for good things to come in 2020.

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“I went into the 2019 season with no expectations,” he added. “I had had a couple of poor years really and decided to try and relax and try and play a more natural game.

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“I made the quarter-finals of the British Boys’ and I’d like to go further in 2020. I should look at things like the Carris and other boys’ events too.

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“I’ve not been involved at England level before and that’s something I’m really looking forward to as I know the experience of these team events will help me develop.

“The way the 2019 season has ended has given me plenty of encouragement for 2020.”

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