Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cardross assistant's ace wins £6,500 watch

   WATCH IT! Left to right: Kyron Keogh (Rox Jewellers), Cameron Farrell, winner of the expensive watch, and  Grant Mitchell (Rox Jewellers).

Cameron Farrell, 21-year-old first-year PGA trainee professional at Cardross Golf Club where his father Robert has been the club pro since 1994, won his biggest golf prize so far this week ... and he had to play only one shot to achieve it!
Jewellers Rox put up a Hublot watch worth £6,500 as a hole in one prize at the P and H Championship at Renaissance Club, East Lothian.
Cameron hit the bullseye with a downwind seven-iron at the 191yd 15th hole in the second round.
Even if there had been a gallery round the green to cheer the third ace of his golfing career - but the first competitive one - former Scotland junior international Cameron would not have heard them.
His mother Vicki, who also works in the Cardross GC pro's shop, explained:
"Cameron was diagnosed at three years old with profound deafness. He lip reads all the time, although he does wear very powerful hearing aids in both ears which give him a tiny bit of hearing but not that much help.
"He certainly hasn't let it stop him with his golf and was determined from an early age that he wanted a career in the golf industry."
So what do you do with a watch that is worth £6,500? Put it in a glass case .. maybe sell it ... or wear it on your wrist and hope you don't damage it?
"Cameron is going to wear it, and why not?" said his proud mum.
Young Farrell turned pro last June and is waiting the results of his first PGA exams.
He made the cut in a big field at the P&H Championship with scores of 74, 71 and 75 for a total of 220. A share of 35th place earned him close on £300 as well as the £6,500 watch (tournament winner Paul Robinson earned £6,000).



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