Golf Pros Blog – Thursday 8th March 2012

Greetings from Gary     Thursday, 08 March 2012

PGA West Region Coach of the Year 2011
At this week’s West region PGA AGM yours truly was recognised by his fellow professionals and awarded West Region Coach of the Year 2011. This was in recognition of my work over the years with Harrison Greenberry and Devon under-18’s qualifying for the first time for the English county finals. I was very honoured to receive this award, particularly as it was awarded by my fellow professionals.

Monthly Stableford
A fine spring day greeted the first qualifier of the year this past weekend. With the tees back off the white markers for the first time since the autumn, the competitors were faced with a longer and more challenging golf course than in previous weeks. A few comments of ‘Oh no, not the big boy course,’ were mentioned, but the winning scores showed that even some of the ‘big boys’ may need to get used to the extra yards.

Division 1
Division 1 was won by a returning member, Tom Woodhouse, who has rejoined the club and registered his first win of the season with a very good 38 points. The scoring was close in division 1, with only a point separating first and second; Mark Hawkesby was in the runner-up position. Third and fourth had to be settled on countback with Mike Gorman edging out our Golf Manager, Russell Mayne, to sneak into third with 35 points.

Division 2
Division 2 was almost a clean sweep by the junior section. Edward Leger scored a magnificent 41 points to claim his first victory. Ed took first place from another promising player from the junior ranks; Jack Pope (brother of Ryan) scored a very good 39 points to secure second spot. Also on 39 points but just missing out on countback was Colin Bond (no longer a junior!). Completing the prizes was another of our junior golfers, Sam Garner, who claimed 4th spot with 34 points.

Well done to all.

Bunny Hop
Entries close next week for the Bunny Hop on Sunday 25th March

Devon PGA Medal
The Devon PGA played their 11th medal of their winter series on our lush fairways this past week, and with the course in fantastic condition combined with calm weather, scoring was bound to be good. Winning on 5 under par 64 was Christian Vine from Axe Cliff. Robin Goodey from Crediton also took advantage of the conditions and posted a 4 under par 65 to take second place. Tied in 4th and taking some inspiration from Steve Buzza’s win in the last event at Churston was our very own Mark Taylor on 2 under (67). Steve also grabbed some headlines from this event on his home course by holing his tee shot on the par 3 fourth, his first ace as a Professional.

Well done, chaps!

Pro Shop News
Titleist Velocity Has Arrived
The new Titleist Velocity is now in store! You can learn more about the ball by reading further in the newsletter.

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