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  • WGT 19th Hole: roto121

    09 Jan 2016

    We're bringing back the popular "WGT 19th Hole" series, focused on featuring the players, personalities and country clubs that make up the global WGT community.

    roto121 - The Guy With the View


    roto121 is an active WGT player and a veteran in the WGT community. In fact on 12/22/2015, he reached 1,900 consecutive days played on WGT!

    To help us get to know him better, roto121 took some time to chat with us (and shared some photos too...)

    Known outside of WGT as Jim, roto121 lives just outside St Andrews and is "lucky enough to work in the big red building behind the 18th hole [at St Andrews], although it's changed a bit since WGT photographed it."

    "I am lucky enough to have this view every day at work."

    "This was taken about six weeks before this year's Open and shows the humps and bumps on the 18th fairway compared to the flatness of the 1st fairway."

    "Here is a wee bit of fun, this is just next to the 2nd tee/2nd fairway, so it's not just all about the Old Course as this is a must play when in St Andrews also.

    "This is something I was proud to achieve and still am, as it gave me membership to a very exclusive club at the time."


    How did you hear about World Golf Tour?

    "I came across WGT in March 2010...but then saw it was advertised on the R&A website for the 2010 Open and thought there must be more to it if they are involved. The rest is history as they say."

    What equipment is currently in your virtual golf bag?

    "In my bag I still have the Satin 64 50 yd wedge, as I love the 41 yd punch on it. And the old favorite Rossa putter, I'm not the best putter in the world but it's the only putter I have felt comfortable with."

    What advice would you give to new players starting out?

    "Enjoy the game, make friends and join a club. I am a member of the UK Golfers Elite, and proud to be as it's very well run by the guys in charge (you know who you are)."

    Any last words you want to share?

    "To sum up WGT for me, I am not the best and never will be, but I keep on enjoying the game. I have made friends for life on here (still meeting great people yet) and have met some of them in real life for long weekends golfing the last 4 years – coming from America, France and Belgium, not forgetting the English and a Welshman."

    Oh, and about his consecutive days played record, he says: "My target was always to reach 2,000 but who knows, before you all jump on me, it's easy in this day and age to get online every day, am sure most of you do."

    "Hit em well"

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