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Jason Goldberg

"...shaking hands, shaking legs, voices in your head, not to mention to 3.5 millions views - it's not as easy as it looks!"

Age: 44
Occupation: Director - SpaSeekers.com
Handicap: 6
Home Club: Coventry Hearsall Golf Club
Score: 36      
Golf hero: Seve Ballesteros

 

Congratulations on your Regional win Jason, how does it feel?

It feel great, I'm very proud of my achievement. St. Pierre is a quality golf course and I far exceeded my expectations on the day!

Tell us about your experience on the day. How do you feel the nerves compared from the 1st to the 3-hole play off?

Well this was my 4th Trilby Tour and having already qualified at Rockliffe Hall a couple of years ago my first tee nerves were under control. The 3 hole play off was a new experience so I was definitely out of my comfort zone. I was very nervous, I guessed that all 4 of us in the play off were just as nervous as each other though so it was an even playing field. I tried to embrace my nerves rather than fight them.

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After finishing your round with the joint highest score of the day at 36 points, then playing the incredible shot out of the bunker on the 1st playoff hole, how did you keep your cool and continue to shine in the playoff?

The playoff was nuts! To hole my bunker shot was ridiculous and my caddie, Jim, just cracked up laughing when the ball went in! I was obviously aiming for the hole but not in my wildest dreams did I expect to hole it! I guess it was meant to be. 

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Have you played in any other Trilby Tour Regional Championships?

Yes, I played Nottinghamshire a few years ago and qualified for the Grand Final at Rockliffe Hall, I also played Forest of Arden a couple of years ago when I should have qualified. I had 20 points after 9 then the wheels came off big time back 9 and I missed out by 1 point. Then last year I played at Breadsall Priory, I found the course there a bit fiddly for my liking.

How did you cope with the cameras on the day?

To be honest, being in the play off itself is so nerve racking and then the cameras just add to the tension. I couldn't believe just how close the camera man gets to you, he gets right in your space, right in your peripheral vision. Combine that with the shaking hands, shaking legs, voices in you head, not to mention the 3.5 million viewers - it's not as easy as it looks!

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Where is your trophy now?

My trophy has pride of place on our console table in our lounge, there for all family and friends to see.

 

Did you ever think, going into the day, that you would not only qualify for the International Grand Final but also be bringing home a Trilby Tour Regional Championship trophy?

My objective for the day was to shoot 32/33 points and qualify for the top 10. I never thought about winning until I was in the playoff, having said that I knew I was capable of winning.

 

Tell us about your background?

I have a fiancée of 15 years and 4 beautiful daughers; Freya (12), Dulce (10), Sadie & Becca (twins 6). Family definitely comes first. I started playing golf when I was 12 years old and soon after joined Coventry Hearsall Golf Club. I have a life time of happy memories and best friends from the golf club. I'm Director of SpaSeekers.com which is a central booking website and service for UK spa experiences.

 

How did you find the clothing?

Clothing was nice, I always like the William Hunt gear and this year like the slim fit trousers. The range seemed more trendy than previous years.

 

What has been your greatest achievement so far?

Having 4 daughters and keeping a business a float since 1989 are my most proudest.

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Describe yourself in a sentence...

I'm ambitious and sarcastic in most things I do!

 

How will you go about defending your Trilby Tour Championship title next year?

I'll be there to defend my Championship of Wales title but hopefully as World Champion!

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What's your motto in life?

I've got so many. I love lots of the motivational and positive mindset quotes. I guess "Shoot for the stars" is one of my favourites and covers everything.

 

Who is your golf hero?

Without a doubt - Seve. The only person in my life that I have ever asked for an autograph.

 

Any last words for William Hunt and the Trilby Tour Team?

Will and his team to a great job. They give us amateurs a real feel of the pressures that the tour pro's feel on a weekly basis. The events are always meticulously organised and Will and his team clearly love trying to reduce all competitors to a bag of nerves!

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