The “big fella” in was extremely kind to us and gave us a glorious day for our 15th Annual Pro-Am event. This year we were delighted to welcome JSP as sponsors of this event and we were also overjoyed at the turnout of 24 teams to make this the biggest Pro-Am event we have ever run.
After much deliberation the event was transferred from its usual home at Tandridge Golf Club to Foxhills Golf Club in Surrey. This proved to be a great success as the Longcross course at Foxhills has just been voted as one of the top 100 courses in the UK! The course was in beautiful condition and the sun shone throughout the competition.
We played an unusual but exiting format this year. Every amateur 4 ball was allocated a PGA pro and the Pro could only score for his team if they made par or better. This meant that the Pros were going for every pin position and trying for birdie or better at every hole. This resulted in a superb exhibition of golf for the amateurs and a 5 way tie at 6 under par for the individual Pro Competition.
PGA Pro Winners: Guy Woodman, Robert Cameron, Guy Shoesmith, Kieran Staunton, Richard Wallace
During the round we had a “Beat the Birdie” competition run by our lady professionals organised by European Golf Challenge and the “Hole in One” competition sponsored by Chaka Travel but alas nobody won the 2 week all expenses paid holiday to Mauritius.
The team competition was fierce but the overall winners were:
1st Wingate Electrical PLC
2nd Jelmac Properties (last year’s winners)
3rd Volvo Construction
For the first time this year we partnered with VPAR and this gave us electronic scoring all the way round and you can find a complete list of all the players, the PGA Professional Scores and the Team scores on this dedicated website. Team Leaderboard
We are already looking forward to a return to Foxhills next year and I hope you will be able to join us.
You can also see some team photos taken at the "beat the birdie" hole on the 16th .. just follow this link... TEAM PHOTOS
The day raised a terrific £9,500 for the charity!!!