Kent golfer’s 59 sets up national final bid

Darren Crabb

Kent golfer Darren Crabb is heading for a national final next week after a remarkable season of club golf – which included shooting the magical score of 59.
Crabb, from Dartford Golf Club, will be playing at Trump Turnberry on Tuesday and Wednesday, 17 and 18 October, after he won an order of merit run by HowDidIDo which attracted 24,000 entries from across the UK.

The highlight of Crabb’s campaign was his 10-under par 59 in the Presidents’ prize at Dartford. His round was made up of five pars and four birdies on the front nine and a back nine of four pars, four birdies and one eagle.

It was his last qualifying round for the order of merit and, not surprisingly, he set a new course record!

The 38-year-old works full time and is a family man, but he’s still managed to shoot seven sub-par rounds this season and has a handicap of +2.4.

He commented: “I have been blown away by the support I have received from both members of Dartford Golf Club and people from other golf clubs in the area who have congratulated me on my year.”

Golf is part of the family way of life. Crabb’s wife, Kerry, was a successful junior golfer who represented Dartford and Kent as a girl. While she doesn’t play competitively at the moment she enjoys going out with on the course with Crabb and their two children, Oliver, seven, and Ethan, five.

The boys are both enrolled in the Dartford Golf Club Junior Academy, run by Assistant Professional George Kelly.

Dartford club secretary Andy Hall remarked: “I am sure all members wish Darren the very best in Scotland and look forward to celebrating his remarkable success this year at our presentation evening in November.”