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James Petts - Head Pro, Simon´s Golf Club

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James Petts - Head Pro, Simon´s Golf Club

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Q1. What's the wildest thing you have ever experienced on a golf course?
When I was caddying at the Indian Open on the LET Tour I was walking down a fairway with my head down as the bag was too heavy for me when I was suddenly told to stop as a cobra with is hood up appeared out of a drain ten yards in front of me. Of course I went over and moved it out of the way so the ladies could hit their shots.

Q2. Who would be in your fantasy four-ball?
Tom Watson
Donald Trump
Stormy Daniels

Q3. If you had not become a golfer, what would you have done instead?
I would have bought a pub.

Q4. What is your funniest experience in a Pro-Am or Alliance?
Playing in a Pr-Am at Simon´s the day after Princess Diana died. We were on hole 9 and my friend Knud was playing the best round of his life. But he hit the wrong ball into teh green and was given penalty shots. We stood by the green as there was a minutes silence for Princess Diana, and being a proud Englishman I whispered "this is so tragic" to which Knud whispered back "yes I know, I just played the wrong ball!" It was the longest minute of my life trying not to laugh.

Q5. What is your best moment at Simon´s
I have so many, but it was when Kløver (Lars Løgstrup) and I played 100 holes in one day. When we got to hole B1 I was so tired I didn't think I could hit anything close to the green so I teed off with my putter and 2 putted for par with my driver.

Q6. What is your proudest moment?
To be the first Head Pro in Europe to have all 4 European Tours.

Lars "Kløver" Løgstrup - Assistant Pro, Simon's Golf Club

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Lars "Kløver" Løgstrup - Assistant Pro, Simon's Golf Club

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Q1. What's the wildest thing you have ever experienced on a golf course?
I was playing with former Ryder Cup and European Tour player Søren Hansen in 2005 at Simon's Golf Club in a Sunday four-ball from the back tees. Søren shot 61, 5 under par on the front and 6 under on the back nine. The only 5 he had on the scorecard unfortunately was on 18 where he actually had a chance to shoot 59 if he could make his chip for an eagle, but it came up 6 feet short and missed the putt for birdie. He still has the unofficial course record at 61 shots and he also has the official course record of 62 made during the 2003 Nordic Open, the first European Men's Tour event in Denmark.

Q2. Who would be in your fantasy four-ball?
Ben Hogan
Bobby Jones
Tiger Woods

Q3. If you had not become a golfer, what would you have done instead?
Accountant

Q4. What is your funniest experience in a Pro-Am or Alliance?
At a Pro-Am in Henne Golf Klub in Jutland playing with my good friend and member of Simon's Golf Club, he only made 1 stableford point on the front nine and no points on the back nine, a total of 1 point! Amazing that he is still playing this wonderful and difficult game called golf.

Q5. What is your proudest time at Simon´s
I was playing 100 holes in one day in 1994 with my good friend and Head Pro at Simon's, James Petts, to raise funds for equipment for the golf club. Members had signed up for sponsorship for birdies, eagles and for how many holes we managed to play. We collected a total amount of 51,120,- (€6860)
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Stephen Dodd

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Stephen Dodd

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Q1. What's the wildest thing you have ever experienced on a golf course?
I made a 15 on a par 3 in the 3rd round of a challenge tour event in Sweden.

Q2. Who would be in your fantasy four-ball?
Jack Nicklaus
Ben Hogan
Lee Trevino

Q3. If you had not become a golfer, what would you have done instead?
Probably some coaching

Q4. What is your funniest experience in a Pro-Am or Alliance?
I played a Pro-Am on Celtic Manor and the amateur left his trolley by the side of the first green and walked on the green and his trolley rolled into a lake.

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Peter Baker

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Peter Baker

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Q1. What's the wildest thing you have ever experienced on a golf course?
A lightning strike that knocked a player off his feet in Madrid, fortunately he was ok.

Q2. Who would be in your fantasy four-ball?
Ben Hogan
Sam Snead
Arnold Palmer

Q3. If you had not become a golfer, what would you have done instead?
Not sure, but something to do with sport.

Q4. What is your funniest experience in a Pro-Am or Alliance?
A guys electric trolley going in the lake and the guy going into the lake to get it.

Carl Suneson

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Carl Suneson

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Q1. What's the wildest thing you have ever experienced on a golf course?
Winning tournaments

Q2. Who would be in your fantasy four-ball?
Two low handicaps who like to play for money

Q3. If you had not become a golfer, what would you have done instead?
Open more restaurants

Q4. What is your funniest experience in a Pro-Am or Alliance?
Interacting with your team and telling jokes

Chris Williams

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Chris Williams

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Q1. What's the wildest thing you have ever experienced on a golf course?
I nearly got run over by a giraffe at Leopard Creek

Q2. Who would be in your fantasy four-ball?
Rory McIlroy
Jordan Spieth
Hendrik Stenson
Tommy Fleetwood

Q3. If you had not become a golfer, what would you have done instead?
Wildlife game ranger

Q4. What is your funniest experience in a Pro-Am or Alliance?
Topped my tee shot on the 1st hole