Ferndown Golf Course

Back in October, I was lucky enough to be one of the photographers for the Oxjam Music Festival in Bournemouth (you can read about my adventures here) and I donated a photo shoot as a raffle prize.

Julia was the lucky winner and as we discussed what style of photo shoot she would like, she mentioned she had recently taken up golf, “We could do a photo shoot at my golf club” she suggested. We agreed we would do the shoot in the new year in the hope the weather would improve.

I know nothing about golf, it’s not that I don’t like golf, I just genuinely know nothing about it. My knowledge at that point was it’s outside and you try to hit a ball into a hole in as few attempts as possible. That’s it.

She arranged for us to meet at the Ferndown Golf Course and immediately I began to understand the appeal of the sport. The golf course is stunning. It feels like you are a million miles away from everything, even though moments before, I had been getting lost in a nearby housing development my SatNav had graciously directed me to.

We sat down for a quick chat and Julia patiently answered all my questions about golf and even taught me what a ‘par’ was (it’s how many strokes a competent golfer should be able to get the golf ball in the hole). She wanted to have photos to celebrate her love of golf, so I suggested we get photos of her in action.

After waiting for the rain to pass, we headed down to The Alliss course, a course for beginners that was quieter than the main course so we didn’t risk getting in anyone’s way.

She was fantastic, I couldn’t have asked for a better raffle prize winner.

Have you considered a photo shoot showing off your favourite hobby? Visit the Portrait Page to find out more about our Location Portrait Photo Shoots.

Fancy trying golf? Visit the Ferndown Golf Course for details.

Love music? Keep an eye on the  Oxjam Music Festival Facebook page to be the first to know about the next festival.

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