IT probably won't be chosen to host the Open Championship any time soon.

With a golfing handicap closer to my own age I've become accustomed to pitting my pre-round jitters against 300 yards of narrow fairway, lined by thick rough and unforgiving bunkers to punish the inevitable wayward drive.

But this time, as I stood on the first tee, complete with plus fours and cap, the sight before me was a little less intimidating.

Between me and the promised land of the cup lay just 12 feet of green carpet, with what can only be described as a small mound providing the solitary stumbling block en route to an opening hole in one.

Thankfully, it got more challenging.

Artificial bunkers, patches of longer 'rough' grass and strategically placed stones come into play - frustratingly so at times, for a player of my limited golfing prowess.

Even so, having waited my whole life for a hole-in-one, I found myself celebrating three of them in the space of 45 minutes.

And putting my way out of a mischievous greenside bunker on the 18th to secure a birdie is an achievement Tiger Woods may not be able to boast on his CV.

For £2 a round though, the course provides decent value for money - and hardly lives up to the sport's 'break the bank' reputation.

After a famous below par round of 48 the time had come to celebrate at the 19th hole, or at least a carton of orange from the cafe after I returned by club and ball.

What do you think of the new mini golf and can you beat Luke's score? Let him know on 023 80424504 or email