Thursday, 29 May 2014

January to April 2014.

Apologies again, so busy im not very regular at the blogging lark.

Well Jord has kept up with his GCSE Maths and Psychology and is now and has been doing revision and he sits the Psychology exam June 3rd and 10th.

He is also into Minecraft and enjoys creating his own texture packs on Minecraft.

He has his own You Tube account and records and processes game play and creates grafix for his Mr WelshGeek page.

He has cooked a number of meals for the family and also with his cousin at my parents house.

We had the usual appointments to such as the Opticians, Camhs, Audiology, Podiatry, ENT etc.

Golf is still massive in Jord's life so loads of golfing been played.

We started a memory jar at the start of the year and every time there is something positive we put a little note of it in there and come New Years Eve we will pull them all out and read and look back on the year.

Jord still plays the Sims 3 and designs loads of houses on there.

Jord still volunteers with Valleys Golf at their Inclusive coaching and also their mainstream New to Golf classes. He even planned the Inclusive lessons for a while. He also helped at the Valleys Golf Presentation Afternoon.

He has been on two courses, one was a Tri Golf Activator course and also a Snag Golf course.

He was interviewed last year by Golf Development Wales about Disabled Golf and ISPSHanda shared the video.

He played at Celtic Manor on The Montgomerie course which he loved.

He had a coaching lesson with his coach Craig Thomas.

We had a meeting with The Vale Resort about holding a charity golf day there in 2015, Jay's Autism Awareness Charity Golf Day will be on September 4th 2015.

We also went to the Autism Heroes Launch at The Sennedd and Jord was announced as a finalist in the Outstanding Personal Achievement Award in Sport.

We also found out that Jord is one of three finalists for the Rhondda Cynon Taff Young Sports Person of the year award for 2014.

Jord crossed the bridge to take part in the England Disabled Golf Associations Race to Burhill qualifier at Thornbury Golf Club, he won on the day so qualified for the Burhill Final and also got a handicap drop.

Golf Union of Wales historically used the R & A adjusted rules for disabled golfers for the first time this year for the qualifiers for the Principality Junior Wales Open so Jord was able to take part.

Jord was accepted onto the Future Champions mentoring programme for elite junior sports people which runs thru 2014.

He took part in the Welsh Disabled Golf Associations Race to Wales tour at Wernddu were he placed 2nd.

He has changed his home club to Rhondda Golf Club now and he won the Junior Easter Bowl and also came 3rd in the Merv Minton medal and got a handicap drop.

We also helped at the Autism Expo on the Holly's Ball/Jay's Autism Awareness Charity golf day stand.

Jord stayed over my parents and went with my dad on work to London, delivering and picking up musicians gear and then visited my sister and nephew in Surrey. Jord loved London and all the sights and also how cosmopolitan it was.

Jord was interviewed by the Celtic Manor PR guy about the Principality Junior Wales Open qualifiers and was in the press release which has been used in the South Wales Echo.

Jord collects ball markers and a very kind disabled golfer from Scotland gave him his collection of hundreds of ball markers.

Jord was incredibly lucky to be invited by his coach to be on an ISPSHanda team for the ISPSHanda Sponsors day at Celtic Manor at the 2010 course. He took part in the ISPSHanda golf clinic and then played a round on the 2010 course and then had a meal in the evening. A huge privilege which he really appreciated.

A few days after there was an article about the ISPSHanda golf clinic including an interview he did on the European Tour website.

We have a busy late Spring and Summer ahead starting with Jords first GCSE's at age 14.


  1. Really well presented and great read.

  2. Awesome! I hope to unschool like you

  3. Thanks Dad. Thanks Mrs. T24, I hope you are able to :)