Tom Jamieson was the winner of the first prize of our Volvo World Match Play competition including proam spot and a night accommodation at Elba Estepona Thalasso Spa 5 star hotel. Tom kindly wrote a few words about his experience last week:
Just a short note to say it was a pleasure to meet you last week and that I had an unforgettable experience at Finca Cortesin.¬† I've put together a few paragraphs to try and capture the experience but I'm not sure words can do it justice!
Although I had entered the competition when I got the e-mail telling me I had won the prize I couldn't believe it and my natural Scottish scepticism kicked in!!¬† However, after a couple of emails and calls to establish it was indeed true I couldn't wait to get there and attempt to play golf with some of the biggest names in the game.
After a couple of wrong turns on the way from Malaga I eventually arrived at the impressive Elba Estepona late on Tuesday evening and my Pro-am passes were waiting as promised.¬† A quick call to Jessica to confirm when I had to report at the course and I was raring to go!
The day itself was fantastic, Volvo deserve a lot of praise for making it all possible and for providing some amazing gifts and souvenirs and the course itself was absolutely superb.¬† It was also quite surreal changing my shoes with Retief Gossen sitting on one side of me and Sergio Garcia on the other!!
I was drawn to play with Scott Strange and he and his caddy, Adam, were very friendly and helped eased the nerves.¬† The shotgun start was ideal and meant that I didn't have to endure the trauma of trying to get the ball off the first tee in front of a large crowd!¬† Thankfully I managed to play quite well and even experienced polite applause from the gallery for a couple of my shots!!¬† The team finished the day on 5 under par but unfortunately this didn't quite match the performance of the winners who managed to get round in the remarkable total of 19 under.
A lifetime of memories from a day to remember and thanks to all at Golf in Spain and Volvo for making it possible.