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Lockdown Lounge: Player Spotlight. Noah Hessey

Name and home club

Noah Hessey, Long Ashton Golf Club

How did you get in to Golf and how long have you been playing?

My dad introduced me to the game, and I started playing about 12 years ago (14 years old)

What courses do you enjoy playing in Gloucestershire and why?

Ross-on-Wye is one of my favs and I managed to shoot one of my best rounds in the Ross Scratch Cup. I like Cotswold Hills, the layout makes a nice change from the standard Bristol courses. Long Ashton and Knowle are always an enjoyable outing. Greens are usually perfect!

Describe your top three most memorable moments playing in a Gloucestershire county squad

My first South West Week at Royal North Devon will always stand out. What a fantastic week, many memories. I provided the weather delay entertainment by chasing my new GGU brolly across the putting green in torrential rain and wind! A win out top against Cornwall at Lansdown, can’t remember who it was against, maybe Connor Wilson. I made a hole in one at St Enedoc’s 5th hole on the Tues (strokeplay) of South West Week, I then proceeded to make a 10 on the very next hole!       

What do you look forward to the most in a season?

County Champs is always a good weekend.

How have you been keeping busy during 'Lockdown'?

Lots of reading and walking. Trying to improve my piano skills as well.

What are your golfing aspirations for the future?

I’d like to win another Duchess Salver event. Hopefully the Ashton Vase. That’d be cool.

What one piece of advice can you offer golfers who have aspirations to play in a county team?

Attitude and commitment go a long way!

How has Gloucestershire Golf Union supported you to develop your game?

Without GGU I would never have been able to travel to different places and play such amazing courses. They have helped me with fantastic coaching opportunities and a huge amount financial support.  The stats system from Dave Hares has also been an awesome resource over the years.

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