Player of the Month - September 2017

Linnell, Geoff

Linnell, Geoff

No. 13 on Europe Club Division 1 Leaderboard

Well done to Srixon Ambassador Geoff Linnell who had a superb September to earn the last Explanar Player of the Month award for S14.

Although not quite enough to earn a spot at our Streamsong Final, Geoff had three superb competition rounds to get his Autumn off to an amazing start with 2 gross 78''s and a 41 point Stableford score.

Despite being a Swinger since the start, this is incredibly Geoff's first Player of the Month award, so finally he takes his place in our hall of fame which you can view here.

We still have a Explanar Player of the Season to announce, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Q: What one thing has helped your form over the last month(s)?
A: I had a chipping and putting lesson from the Stockport Golf Club assistant Matt Fryer. Great guy have a look at his YouTube postings.

Q: How long have you been a Flying Club Swinger, and what’s been your most memorable moment so far?
A: I have been a member since season 1. Originally a Flying Club gold member, when I used to fly a lot, but always have been an active supporter every year. I had the honour to hit the first tee shot of the Season 1 final. I played with Alistair Price who is still a good friend. Shooting a 62 gross better ball with Alistair Price in the Season 6 final is hard to beat as a memory.

Q: What’s your favourite destination for playing golf, and your favourite course?
A: I have great respect and enjoy my home course Stockport GC. I always enjoy the challenge of Wallasey GC. My favourite destination is Florida, and could recommend many quality golf courses around Orlando. The quality of TPC Sawgrass and Bay Hill is hard to bear however.

Q: If you could arrange a Swingers match play against one golfer or celebrity, past or present, who would it be and why?
A: I met Arnold Palmer many years ago, to play with him or Jack Nicklaus and listen to their reflections on life would be amazing. On the celebrity side a round with Steve Jobs would be fascinating but I could never have worked for him. I have been fortunate to meet Richard Branson several times so a game of golf with him would seem the most appropriate.

Q: Why should fellow Swingers contact you for match play at your club?
A: I play at a quality club with excellent catering, so a good day with fun company and a chance to win as I get older will be had. Flying Club Swingers is about lasting friendships and I have so many friends from here having played since it’s beginning. I cannot thank everyone too much for continuing to run this League.


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