A NEW course record has been set at Ormskirk Golf Club.
It was achieved by James Nash, a member of the club with a handicap of plus 4, who shot 62 on Wednesday, August 25.
Before that the course record had been held for 53 years by David Eccleston who shot a 63.
James was playing in the Easter competition, which had been postponed until August because of the pandemic.
The blue tees are the furthest back on the course, and only the best players are eligible to play off them.
He was eight under for the round. The par off the blue tees is 70. James scored eight pars, nine birdies and one bogey.
He bogeyed the 14th hole during the round which he actually considers to be the easiest hole on the course.
James, 21, is studying a course in golf management at Myerscough College and is a member of the Lancashire squad.
Ann Nash, his grandmother who lives in Ormskirk, said: “James can’t explain why he played so well on that day but he works hard on his golf and practices every day.
“He has always wanted to break the course record before he turned professional.
“He sees golf as a 9-5 job. His card should be put on display at the club.
“I am so proud of him. He deserves all the success he gets.
“He has the lowest score for an amateur at the Els club in Dubai, which is nine under.”