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August 23, 2013

Catching up with Newbury golfer Ben Taylor

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Did you follow the hole-in-one tradition of buying a round of drinks in the clubhouse after your round?

“I actually turned 21 the next day on August 13. So, it was the day before my 21st birthday. It was kind of interesting. We joked about it in the clubhouse because I wasn’t quite yet 21. But I didn’t end up having to pay for everybody.”

What do you typically shoot for 18 holes?

“In the high 70s or low 80s. If it’s a really good day, maybe a little lower. On a bad day, I can creep up around 90, or even into the 90s. Going from points in high school to stroke play in college was tough. After my freshman year, I started to get used to it. But I can’t just grip it and rip it. I have to keep the ball in play and be more strategic. It’s been fun, though.”

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