2018 Champions


Simon Deakin

"I have finally won a playoff!"

Age: 42
Occupation: Greyhound Trainer
Handicap: 14
Home Club: Fulford Heath Golf Club
Score: 40
Golf hero: Nick Faldo


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

I feel relieved that I have finally won a playoff!

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

To be honest I was quite comfortable all day for some unknown reason.



Have you played in any other regional Trilby Championships?

I have played in a few over the years! The 2015 Championship of Lancashire, 2016 Championship of Lancashire, 2016 Championship of Yorkshire, 2016 Grand Final, 2017 Championship of Lancashire, 2017 Championship of Leicestershire, 2018 Championship of Nothamptonshire and the 2018 Championship of Nottinghamshire.

How did you cope with the cameras on the day?

I tried to ignore they were there but it is not easy when you are waiting on them to play your shot in the playoff!



Where is your trophy now?

The trophy is on my trophy cabinet with all of my greyhound trophies.


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 main aim was to just make the top 10 to get to the Grand Final as my 2 previous attempts in previous weeks had been unsuccessful. As I was on my way down to the 10th tee I had 17 points when I saw William and he said "If you can double that total you have a chance." For some reason I was confident on bettering that and said "don't worry, I've got this" as I knew I was playing well.


Tell us about your background?

I played golf from a young age until I was about 24 when I gave up due to work commitments and really struggling with my game. 5 years ago I started playing again with my Dad. I've now been a greyhound trainer for the last 14 years with 116 dogs and I am married with 2 children.


How did you find the clothing?

The clothing is always prefect as per usual.

What has been your greatest achievement so far?

I've been champion greyhound trainer of the year at Hall Green twice but this comes very close.



Describe yourself in a sentence...

I am a very calm and relaxed person who strives to succeed.


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

I can't wait for the Trilby Tour season to come around again.



What's your motto in life?

Live for today.


Who is your golf hero?

Nick Faldo


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

A great, very professional team who are always welcoming but never shy to take the mick #trilbyfamily




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