Golf driving with the Phoenix Explorers

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On the 16th of November 2017, 4 of the senior scouts, Oscar, Chris, Kathy and I (Liam) went along to a session with the explorers at the Cambridge golf driving range. The point of the session was to learn what goes on in explorers and how it is different to scouts. It was also good for us because we are moving up to explorers in the next few months. We talked to lots of explorers and we already knew some of them who had previously been in scouts so it was good to see people that we haven’t seen in a while.

The evening was from 19:30-21:15 and was purely just hitting a golf ball as far as you could and having a good time. The scouts went in small groups and were in lanes next to each other. Chris and Kathy went with Maxim, who is now an explorer, and Oscar and I paired up. at the start we got 50 golf balls to start and took it in turns to hit the balls. At first, we struggled to find the right connection with balls and they weren’t going very far but Maxim showed the other three how to properly hit the ball but I had my own tactic. I was completely breaking the rules of golf and everyone got annoyed that it worked so well. I took two steps back made sure the club was straight and incorporated a run up into my shot. Everyone found it hilarious. It was still no where near where some of the explorers got but they do play every week so that is probably why.

All in all, we had a great evening and I’m sure it has encouraged us all to take the next step up to Explorers when we are done with Scouts.

Written by: Liam