Golf Pros Blog – Thursday 29th March 2012

Greetings from Gary    Thursday, 29 March 2012

Latest Results
Bunny Hop
Last Sunday the annual Bunny Hop was played in beautiful conditions with 52 people taking part. The foursomes Stableford event was won by Jimmy Heal and Rita Watson with 40 points. Congratulations to you both and all involved in this well spirited day.

PGA Trophy and EGU Medal
As is usually the case, the membership has found the opening events of the season difficult. This is most probably due to the extra length of the course compared to the winter setup. The weather was beautiful, albeit a little windy. Our golf manger, Russell Mayne, however, produced a fantastic gross 69, net 66 to win both division one and lowest gross. This gave a three shot win over Al Pilcher, with Jimmy Heal in third with a nett 70. Neil Ebdon won division two with a level par 69, beating Ed Leger on count back. Chris Curtis was a further shot back in third. Geoff Turner won division three with a nett 70, beating Terry Hannaford by a single shot. Phil Crowe was a further two shots back in third.

Ladies Stableford
The silver division was a tight affair with all three prize winners producing 35 Stableford points. Sally Rimmer took the title, beating Anne Norman into second, who subsequently beat Ann Gie into third. The bronze one division was also close with Clair Edey winning, again with 35pts. This was good enough for a one shot victory over Val Perrott and Pat McFadyen, with Val taking second on count back. The Bronze 2 division was won by Chris Ashby with 34pts, with Chris Clarke a further two shots behind with 32. Kazzie Collision completed the prize winners with her 30 pts – good enough for third place.

Upcoming Events
Ladies Pro Am
I am delighted to report that we have 32 teams playing in this year’s charity Pro am, which is again being co-sponsored by Queen Street Carpet and Furnishings and Audi South West (Exeter). I will bring you a full report of the event in next week’s newsletter.

Pro Shop News
Great Deals
We have great deals on gents and ladies clothing: buy any two items and receive 50% off the third item (see in store for further details)! This includes all new ranges – Nike, Galvin Green, FootJoy, Green Lamb and Daily Sports.