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Westwood Tour is credited for golfers success

October 23, 2013

Matt Mumford, from Swindon, assumed already being 18 years old he would to be too old to participate in the inaugural Lee Westwood Golf Tour.  However, when he found out the Tour was open to golfers under 21 he jumped at the chance to join.

The Tour which is divided into 13 areas across the UK allows junior golfers the chance to play in a mini-tour style competition.  Each area has 7 events during the season, and Matt has already won 3 of those events, shooting gross scores of 73 at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, 72 at Knowle Golf Club and a very impressive 66 at Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club.

Matt, who started playing golf when he was 6 years old, had heard about the Lee Westwood Golf Tour from his coach at his home club of Wrag Barn Golf Club.  Recently leaving the junior section Matt thought the LWGT would be a good way to bridge the gap between junior and mens tournament golf.

"The Lee Westwood Golf Tour has had a big impact on my golf.  It's very competitive and we get to play some top courses in our area." said Matt 

Alongside his tour event wins, this year Matt has achieved one of his long term goals.  Shooting 3 under par around his home course Matt obtain a scratch handicap and credits the LWGT.

"The LWGT events have strengthened my game and helped me get the competitive edge that I needed to push myself so I could get to scratch.  There's no doubt that the tour is only going to get bigger and better."

Matt's father and number one supporter Mark Mumford agrees that the LWGT has played an important role is Matt's accomplishment "There is no doubt in my mind that playing on the Lee Westwood Golf Tour has had a massive part to play in Matt's recent achievement.  The rivalry (but completely friendly) against the other golfers on the tour, especially Alex Higgs, has forced them both to play such good golf and it has completely raised Matt's game to another level"

Mark went on to say "As the Tour is for under 21's it has, and will continue to provide Matt with a great platform from the juniors into full time mens golf. Matt is the talk of the club at the moment and so is the Westwood Tour, so I think we can expect more golfers from the Swindon area joining next year"

Matt, who is currently joint first in the order of merit with Alex Higgs, is hoping that with good results at The Kendleshire and Minchinhampton events he will qualify for the national finals at Gainsborough, home of PING Europe.  The national finals winner will receive the chance of a week of golf and leisure at the Lee Westwood Golf School in Orlando, USA!

For more information on the Lee Westwood Golf Tour visit www.leewestwoodgolf.com






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