Burdall busts course record at Greetham

Jordan Burdall, Greetham Valley Golf Club

Jordan Burdall, Greetham Valley Golf Club

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Greetham Valley golfer Jordan Burdall is celebrating after smashing one of the course records at the 
club.

The 19-year-old plus one player from Cottesmore took two shots off the gross 65 on the Valley course, a par 
68.

Burdall managed the feat on Wednesday last week in a midweek Stableford competition and says he felt the record-breaking round had been coming for a while.

He said: “I’ve had a really good season and have been shooting under par scores all season. I’d matched the record before so I knew it was possible.

“I was really pleased to beat it and it’s a bit of a weight off my shoulders as it’s been one of my aims this season.”

The Valley course record of gross 65 had been held for several years by Sam Sharpe, now an assistant pro at Luffenham Heath.

On the front nine Burdall shot eight pars and a birdie, to get to level par. He really got going on the back nine with five pars and four birdies to take the course record with a 63.

Burdall said his course management worked really well and he only used his driver on the two par fives, the rest of the time he used a three iron off the tee to get himself into a good position.

Some of the flags were quite tough but good iron shots gave him a lot of chances for birdies.

He went on to say that his putter worked fantastically well and three of the birdies were also twos.

Burdall admitted having to control the nerves as he went into the last hole knowing a par would give him the 
record.

He said: “The last hole is a par three and you have to hit it over a big lake with the hole just five yards past the water.

“You basically have to land on the green to make the par. I knew I just had to hold it together.”

Jordan’s next target is the course record on the Lakes course currently held by club captain Trevor Smith.

Burdall, who has been playing at Greetham for 10 years and who works in the golf shop and on reception, is planning to turn professional.

The Stableford in which Burdall broke the record was won by Keith Heppenstall with 41 points.

Keith said he had been playing well recently without getting a win so he was very happy with this result, he was cut to 16.

Terry Dunlop was second and was one of a trio of players on 40pts. The top places were decided on countback.