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Tina talks about her love for golf

With the 149th Open Championship, which will be returning to Royal St George's in Sandwich in 2020, not too far in the distant future we had a chat with Tina our Reservations and Homeowner Liaison about why she loves the sport so much. Here's what she said...

How did you get into golf in the first place?

Well you know that old saying ” if you can’t beat them join them” and that’s how I began to play golf!

My husband LOVES golf and has been playing since he was a boy with his father and grandfather and has actively encouraged my children to start playing. It really is probably one of the only sports where all ages and abilities can play a competitive game together. They would disappear for many hours and come back full of fresh air and lots of funny stories.

I began to realise that if I wanted to see my husband when he retires in the future that it would probably be a good idea to start to learn how to play the game myself and was very fortunate that a group of my friends were keen also.

Talk about jumping in at the deep end as we somehow managed to get golf lessons at the prestigious Rye Golf Club, a beautiful links course established in 1894… pressure!! We obviously weren’t allowed on the course at the start so would meet on the driving range where the golf pro very patiently spent many any hour showing us how to drive, chip, and putt.

How long have you been playing for?

That was three years ago and along the way it’s been embarrassing, frustrating, hilarious and so rewarding when you hit a shot well. I now absolutely love hitting the course and spending a few hours walking round all sorts of beautiful courses getting exercise, spending time with friends and family and winning hopefully a few holes.

Who will you be supporting at The Open in 2020?

There are some fantastic courses in and around Kent and Sussex and we are very lucky to be hosting the 2020 Open at Royal St George’s in Sandwich. I will be rooting for Justin Rose who is my favourite player because he’s British and currently No 1 Golfer in the World.

We are now taking bookings at our properties located in Sandwich and the surrounding 20 miles, all of which are featured here. Don't miss out on the perfect accommodation for the event and get in touch with our friendly team by phone on 01580 720770 or email to book today!