Amateur Golfer Shoots 59 In Club Competition!

The +2 handicapper shot 10-under-par round his home course in the Presidents Prize

Amateur Golfer Shoots 59 In Club Competition!

+2 handicapper Darren Crabb shot the score in the Presidents Prize at Dartford Golf Club in Kent

Amateur Golfer Shoots 59 In Club Competition!

Darren Crabb shot the round of his life at his Dartford Golf Club in the Presidents Prize this week with a sensational 10-under-par 59!

The round consisted of five pars and four birdies on the front nine and four pars, four birdies and an eagle on the closing nine.

He is now the new Course Record holder at the Kent course with his 59 - that will take some beating!

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Darren, aged 38, has been a Member of Dartford Golf Club some 26 years and plays once a week.

Darren met his wife Kelly, a former junior member, at the Club.

The pair have two children aged 5 and 7 whom already partake in the Junior academy, will they be able to beat their Dad's score one day?

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Andy Hall General Manager commented on this wonderful achievement.

"59 is an amazing achievement and to achieve this at the age of 38 holding down a full time job and supporting his wife and young family makes this achievement extra special.

"Darren has managed to shoot 7 rounds under par this year and has reduced his handicap to plus 2. Darren just needs one good round to reach the dizzy heights of plus 3.

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"Darren is looking forward in trying to qualify for the medal final in Scotland later in the year."

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x