Barr Beacon pupils have really been getting into golf – both playing and watching it. On the back of the last 3 coaching courses at Great Barr Golf Club, 11 Pupils went down to Wentworth to watch the BMW European Tour Golf event, which included some of the best golfers in the world. The pupils were fortunate enough to make the Celebrity PRO-AM day where they saw well-known faces including Niall Horan (formerly of One Direction, now a successful solo performer) and Ryan Giggs (former Man United star turned manager of the Welsh national team).
The event at Wentworth was packed full of opportunity for the pupils to see their sporting heroes take part in a fun and festive round of golf. The pupils also had the chance to try out their own skills in the many competitions running around the performance village inside the complex. With a large number of pupils getting their pictures taken with some of the best golfers in the world, the day was a huge success and we are all looking forward to putting those experiences into practice on the golf course.
‘My dream day out’ by James in Year 7
It was an early start on 23rd May. We had to leave at 5:15am for Wentworth Golf club in Surrey. It took us 3 hours on the mini bus to get there. We were going to see the BMW PGA Pro-Am Championships where the best of the best golfers, such as Rory McElroy and Tommy Fleetwood, were playing. All of us were so excited when we saw the exhibition stands including the real Ryder Cup leading on to the first tee.
When we got onto the course, we raced out there to see who was playing. To our delight on the first tee was Andrew Johnston, also known as the ‘Beef’. He was playing with John Arne Risse an Ex-Liverpool defender and Rick Sheils who is a Youtuber who currently has around 350,000 subscribers with his golf vlog. We followed them up the 1st hole and on the 2nd. We got pictures with Beef and Rick Sheils. Later on in the day we got a picture with last year’s winner Alex Noren, Teddy Sherringham and also one of my all time favourites and great player Andy Sullivan, also known as Sully.
There was a lot of excellent golf played by the professionals and at times, frankly shocking golf played by the celebrities. Pep Guardiola and Niall Horan were surprisingly decent players.
At 5:15pm we had to meet back at the exhibition and my dream day out was coming to an end.
Thanks to everyone who organised one of the best days I have had.