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Broken wrist doesn't stop Gosport reaching finals


Daily Mail
01 Oct 2019

WHEN Martin Wheatley broke his wrist earlier this year he believed the chances of him and team-mate Jim Brotherton reaching the grand finals of The Daily Mail Foursomes were slim, yet six months on Gosport & Stokes Bay have done just that, writes Cara Sloman.
It was a race against time for the 59-year-old to be fit enough to play in the world’s largest amateur golf competition again after he tripped while repairing a horse box in March. The plaster cast came off on the Friday and three days later Wheatley and Brotherton were celebrating a 2&1 second-round victory over Dummer.
He said: ‘Every time I hit the ball it hurt. I was taking Ibuprofen to numb some of the pain and rubbing gel on to the wrist. I had to change my swing slightly and needed to rely on my partner quite heavily on the shots towards the green.
‘We walked off with a sense of achievement. We felt relieved and fortuitous.’
The Hampshire duo continued their successful run, winning their next five knock-out matches, knocking out Paul Rainsden and David Parks from Goring & Streatley 4&3 at home in the last round to qualify for the October showdown at the testing Slaley Hall.
They will join some of the country’s best club golfers in Northumberland next week when the last 16 men’s and 16 women’s pairs battle it out for the chance to capture one of the most prestigious trophies in the amateur game.
‘This will be a once in a lifetime experience,’ said a thrilled Wheatley. ‘We’re just going to go and enjoy the moment. That’s what we’ve done all the way through.’
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