Epic Mission: One lesson in and, already, "something's clicked"...

Gordon 2

A frustrated golfer has gone from thinking of quitting competitive golf to shooting his lowest score in just a matter of weeks thanks to bunkered’s Epic Mission series.

Gordon Graham, 44, one of four golfers taking part in our Epic Mission series, said “something just clicked” when he fired his best round in four years.

Epic Mission, in partnership with leading golf brand Callaway, is designed to take four golfers on a four-month journey to becoming better players. They get access to the latest custom-fitted gear from Epic Mission partner Callaway and lessons from YouTube star Steve Johnston.

The entire progress is documented on the bunkered YouTube channel so that all golfers can simply watch and learn.

Graham knew the series was right up his street the moment he saw it on Twitter.

“It had me written all over it because I was in the doldrums,” he told bunkered.co.uk. “I was thinking about giving up playing competitively because I wasn’t enjoying it. I was just embarrassing myself.”

Img 20190610 121516

The Falkirk golfer’s story of golfing woe is a common one. He described his lack of improvement as “soul destroying”, despite the extra practise he was putting in.

Things got so desperate he invested in a make-shift golf simulator in his garage, a simple LED system that tracked his clubhead and required him to hit sponge balls into an old bed sheet.

Then he got serious and bought a SkyTrak Launch Monitor and practised more than ever - but the results weren’t what he was looking for.

“The SkyTrak is absolutely brilliant and there have been flashes of improvement - but I spend too much time in the garage, then as soon as I’m on the golf course, it’s different.”

Now, that’s all changed. Just a matter of weeks after his first meet-up with Johnston and getting fitted for the latest Callaway gear, Graham is trending in the right direction.

“I got my first bit of time with Steve on the Monday and on the Friday I went out for a bounce game and broken 80 for the first time in a long time. I thought, ‘Well, this is good!’ I didn’t feel that I’d even played that great. I just kept it in play, put it on or around the greens.

“I then played a medal the following Wednesday and shot 77 at my own course. That’s my best round in four years. Something just clicked.”

Joining Graham in our Epic Mission are Ross Crilly, Allan Knowlson and Darren Niblo. They each tell their story in Episode 1 on YouTube as they get to grips with their initial lessons with Steve Johnston, the head PGA pro at Peebles Golf Club in the Scottish Borders. Johnston, a popular figure on YouTube with over 17K subscribers, has been tasked the process of making our guys better players in just four months. “I’ve no idea what I’ve got myself into,” he said. “But we’ll get there. It’s up to them to put the work in and get the results. I just point them in the right direction. I’m up for the challenge, it’s going to great.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
FOUR GOLF LESSONS WITH STEVE JOHNSTON – BIG CHANGES! (Epic Mission EP 7)
Epic Mission
play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Calum Hill leads at halfway in Mauritius Open
Courses team-up against single-use plastics
GONE! Popular Scottish event won't be played in 2020
Perth club tees up survival strategy
REJECTED! Williamwood GC's property plans turned down

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to hit the ball straighter with Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
Put your golf swing into fifth gear
Watch
play button
Releasing the clubhead
Watch
play button
How to transition your weight with Peter Barber
Callaway
See all videos right arrow