Pro-Am 2016 - Another great day at The Club!
So, despite a slight weather break, the whole day went off beautifully with 38 teams heading out on a fantastically presented golf course. I have to give special thanks to Mark, Craig and Andy, our greenstaff, who worked all ours and against the weather to produce a sunning looking golf course. I am always lucky enough to play in the Captain's team and want to thank our Captain Adrian and our other team mates Keith and Paul Harris for a great day. Unfortunately we couldn't hole a putt between us and ended up with a 'middle of the field' eight-under-par and was way off the pace as you will read later.
Putting on days like this at the club takes a great deal of work from many people, from all on the Pro-Am Committee to the members who volunteer to help on the day and in preparation the day before. The bar staff, the kitchen staff, Ann and Tina in the office, and of course to all our very generous sponsors who help to make our Pro-Am one of the best around.The amount of praise and thanks from both guests and Pros alike, always reassures us that we are doing a great job with our flagship event. So once again a huge thanks to all involved!
So on to the results… The Professionals' Prize was taken by Chris Gane from Silvermere who carded a superb 67 (-3). The corporate prize, a trip to Spain donated by Costaless Golf (costalessgolf.com), was won by the Wildheart Team led by Simon Halls and included John Murray and Men's Vice Captain David Barnett. The overall team winners with a fantastic 22-under-par was Andy Jefferry, Ross Shepperd and big hitting lefty, Louis Tonkin. Well played chaps, some great golf played out there.
Roll on next year!
Next Friday, 15 July we have our first Summer League event, a fun competition over 9 holes, teams of three with a bit of food afterwards. Head to the men's competition board for more details and entry list. £10 golf and food.
Club Championship fever
The ladies are currently out on the course playing in their Ladies Club Championships, so good luck to all involved and I'll give details on the winners in next week's email. However, next week I will be putting up the entry sheet for the Men's Club Championship to be played on Saturday, 3 September and Sunday, 4 September. So just a gentle reminder that all you chaps need to play in at least FIVE qualifying events to be alegible to compete. If you are not sure how many you have under your belt, please contact the pro shop and we will be happy to tell you. I have also listed below the eight remaining qualifying events if you need to get some rounds in….so no excuses!
Captain's Day - Sunday, 10 July
Mid-week Qualifier - Wednesday, 13 July
E Sperring and Giffard Cup - Sunday, 17 July
Fri/Sat Qualifier - Friday, 29 July and Saturday, 30 July
Mid-week Qualifier - Wednesday, 10 August and Thursday, 11 August
Tritton Cup - Sunday, 14 August
Fri/Sat Qualifier - Friday, 26 August and Saturday, 27 August
Dr Alexander and Alt Stableford - Sunday, 28 August
I hope to see you gents pegging up in The Championships.
Is it the 'Big Three' or the 'Big Four'?
Just when you thought Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy were all set to divvy up golf's biggest prizes, along comes big-hitting Dustin Johnson. The US champion is now number two in the world and looks to be finally fulfilling his potential after another fine win at the weekend - and a big one too at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. For years Johnson seemed destined to be the bridesmaid, now he's one of the favourites to go back-to-back in Majors and take the Claret Jug back across the Atlantic.
Next week's Open at Royal Troon could be a classic
Which leads us on to a new section of our website - our regular poll, and we want your votes. Tell us who you think will win the Open Championship next week; will it be Day, Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy or A.N. Other?
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