The first ball I hit went into a waterway.

The second rolled back down a slope.

Watch: Reporter Sam Lennon visits Roman Landings

Tiger Woods won’t be sweating over my golfing career.

My impeccable excuse is that this was the first time I had handled a golf club since 1975.

That was when I tried crazy golf during a primary school journey to Butlin’s holiday camp in Wales, in the days when Tony Jacklin was the UK golfing king.

It took a little more practice for me this time and after a few more tries and I was able to get the ball over the obstacle of a mound.

A few more times I got it close to a hole but never inside it.

Michael Humphries has opened the new adventure golf course
Michael Humphries has opened the new adventure golf course

This was my experience at the brand new Roman Landings adventure golf course at Walmer Green today, on the eve of its opening day.

The centre’s boss, Michael Humphries of Broadstairs, offered KentOnline a sneak peek at the 18-hole course.

He said: “We think this is a really great spot for adventure golf.

“The plan is to be open all year round, 365 days, not just weekends and school holidays.

“I used to bring my children to the paddling pool next door and and at that time this site was a putting green.

“We already have an adventure golf centre in Manston. We built that seven years ago and that’s really popular so we were keen to find another site.

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Sam returned to the golf course this morning, for the first time since the 70s!

“This just looked perfect. Walmer is obviously a gorgeous seaside location and it seemed a really good fit

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