“The worst I’ve felt after a round of golf”

Alex Belt and Fraser Kelley
Alex Belt and Fraser Kelley

ALEX BELT has been through the best and worst of golf’s emotions in the past couple of weeks.

After winning the Skins PGA Fourball Championship qualifier alongside friend Fraser Kelley at Woodsome Hall, with a score of -6, he has suffered two miserable finishes to competitions.

He said “The first week at Whychwood Park in Cheshire I was -6 and leading into the last round.

“After 14 holes I was -11 with a three-shot lead and managed to drop five shots to finish sixth on a total of -6, three shots back off the lead.

“The weather for my last four holes went from a perfect sunny day to torrential rain and gusts. Anybody who knows the course knows that if it’s bad weather while playing the back nine it can be left into the lap of the gods.

“That was probably the worst I’ve ever felt after a round of golf. After a weekend of trying to get over it I headed to Bristol to the Players Club

“I was one shot clear on -9 after two rounds and feeling like I was playing to prove a point.

“Once again I faltered at the last hurdle, I shot a disappointing +2 to finish -7 in a tie for fifth place.

“After sessions over this weekend with my coach Mike Walker and my psychologist Mark Nesti, I’m ready to pick myself up from the jaws of defeat and head over to Formby Hall for next week’s tour event.”

He thanked sponsors Lloyd Dowson, Nicholas Belt and Bridlington Links for their continued support.