Woosie reunited with his old set of golf clubs

Category: Events, News, Up Your Game

Ian Woosnam was reunited with some old friends when he returned to Celtic Manor for the SSE Enterprise Wales Senior Open.

Woosnam was the touring professional attached to Celtic Manor in 1995 when it opened its first golf course - the Roman Road which will stage this week's European Senior Tour event.

The tournament will bring back many memories for Woosnam who 10 years ago made a good charge at the Wales Open on the Roman Road before settling for joint fifth behind eventual winner Miguel Angel Jiménez. And he was presented with a vivid reminder of his past connections with Celtic Manor when he was shown a set of old golf clubs that he had left behind 20 years ago.

The clubs were unearthed during a recent clearout at the Ryder Cup venue's Golf Academy. Among the set was the same persimmon driver which Woosnam used to blast his final drive over the bunkers en route to winning the 1991 Masters Tournament.

"That's amazing," said Woosnam as he gave the old driver his familiar waggle on the first tee of Thursday's pro-am event for the SSE Enterprise Wales Senior Open.

"Look at the size of the head on the driver. I think the 2-iron's got a bigger face. Put some new grips on these and I could use them this week!" he joked.


Tickets are available on the gate for tournament days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, priced £15 (single day) and £35 (season) for adults. Children under-16 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

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Paul joined the Celtic Manor Resort in 2007 having previously worked in newspaper journalism, most recently as assistant sports editor at the Western Mail in Cardiff. Responsible for all aspects of media liaison at the resort, he wishes he had more time to improve his golf handicap of 14 and polish his excruciating puns on Twitter.

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