Garrick fires record at home course

Garrick Porteous
Garrick Porteous
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MORPETH golfer Garrick Porteous warmed up for his summer of golf back in the UK by breaking the existing course record at his home club, Bamburgh Castle.

Making his first visit in over a year, he shot 62 and eclipsed the previous record (63) shot by Phil Ridden in 2008.

He played some effortless golf with even nine-hole splits of 31. He had four birdies, an eagle and 13 pars. However, it did need a birdie down the final hole to secure the record.

Despite shooting the record, Garrick, pictured, failed to lift the Runciman Cup because he had to add three shots to his score and finished with a net 65.

To follow his progress this summer, he now has his own website at