9th Dec, 2016

Liz Woolf one step closer to playing with golfing idols

Solihull Editorial 22nd Jun, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

AN amateur golfer from Solihull is one step closer to playing with one of his idols from the European Tour after winning a prestigious Bridgestone event on her club’s calendar.

Liz Woolf won Bridgestone UK tyre division’s DriveGuard Trophy at Ladbrook Park Golf Club, which has put her on a journey for a round at the Pro-Am of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports, in October.

The 17-handicapper won the medal competition with a score of 70, which now qualifies her for a regional final at Oxfordshire’s Heythrop Park on July 30, followed by a Pro-Am appearance at the Bridgestone Challenge – a Challenge Tour event – at the end of August also at Heythrop Park.

And if Liz is part of the winning team at Heythrop, she will then go on to play at the Pro-Am of the British Masters at The Grove in October, where she will play with a household name of the sport.

The 70-year-old is looking forward to the next stages of the DriveGuard Trophy, and potentially playing alongside a European Tour star at the British Masters Pro-Am at The Grove.

“I’m delighted to have won the Bridgestone DriveGuard Trophy at Ladbrook Park,” said Liz. “It was great fun to win. Scoring 70 for my round just days after my 70th birthday was fantastic.

“I’m really looking forward to playing in the next round of the Bridgestone DriveGuard Trophy. A friend of mine has agreed to caddy for me so it will be a great day.

“It’s feels a long way away at the moment, but it would be wonderful to make it all the way to the British Masters Pro-Am. If I had the choice I’d love to play with Luke Donald. Like me, he isn’t a long hitter and relies on his ability around the greens.”

The highlight of a brilliant performance was the way Liz putted throughout her round. She added; “I putted really well all day, holing six or seven long putts that I wouldn’t normally make. Sometimes the putts just seem to go in.”

The DriveGuard Trophy is free to enter and accessible to golfers of all ages and handicaps and is open to men, women and juniors.

Before every club event, each participant receives a voucher to play in the Bridgestone DriveGuard Trophy, along with a tyre offer.

This enables them to qualify for a British Masters supported by Sky Sports shoe bag when purchasing four Bridgestone DriveGuard tyres in the next six months, along with a dozen of Bridgestone golf balls.

For more information about Bridgestone, visit www.bridgestone.co.uk.