Thank you to the members for the huge support with the Brocton Hall PGA Pro Am last week in allowing the use of the course and in particular John Perkin who spent the entire day ball-spotting on the first hole and to Lady Captain Val Keeling, Christine Davies, Amanda Horne, Di Allder, Gill Bloxham and Trish Sandy who 'womanned' the halfway house.
Paul Broadhurst won the pro medal with a 4 under par 65 and there were 2 teams well out in front with scores of –19, eventually going to Matt Southwell's team from The Chase golf club.
Full scores can be viewed at http://pgagbi.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgagbi14/event/pgagbi14175/contest/3/leaderboard.htm
Nevil Bland - Head Professional
The Ian MacFarlane Cup was presented in 1954 by Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Macfarlane in memory of their son Ian, a former junior member. It is therefore the oldest trophy for which the juniors compete. It is an eighteen hole medal for members under twenty-one years of age, who have a CONGU handicap.
Congratulations to Junior Captain George for winning this (yet another) trophy and his third consecutive win in junior competitions. In doing so George not only reduced his handicap but, had an ESR applied and so pulled his handicap by 1.3 down to 10.4. I think he is trying hard not to let Jake (Sheldon) get too far ahead!! Well done also to Holly who reduced her handicap by 0.9 down to 13.9. Keep going Holly.
This competition is sponsored by the Ladies Section and is a Greensome Stableford with a junior partnering a lady. Pairs are allocated by a draw for partners, with the exception on the Captains, who usually play together. The competition is followed by a meal, which is paid for by the Ladies Section.
After the meal the Lady Captain thanked everyone who played, especially those ladies taking part for the first time. She congratulated all the juniors and hoped they had an enjoyable day and a good game. On behalf of the junior section our Captain George Johnson said a few words thanking the Lady Captain for the game and the ladies for giving the juniors the competition and the lovely meal. He also hoped that everyone had an enjoyable day and said how well he thought the Course was looking and playing.