Cowdray Golf Pro-Am 2019
Cowdray Park Golf Club hosted their annual Charity Pro-Am on Saturday 22nd June. A record 49 teams competed in the event which consolidates its position as the largest event of its kind in Sussex and is now a firm favourite in the South Region PGA calendar. The course, which was in spectacular condition with immaculate fairways and fast greens, received great feedback from the PGA Professionals taking part.
Tim Allen, Cowdray’s Director of Golf, said: “Thank you to everyone who has worked really hard to ensure that the Cowdray Pro-Am was such a success. We are delighted to raise funds for Club Captain Shaun White’s chosen charity for the year – Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy. We were lucky with the weather and pleased that we had such positive feedback about our golf course. There was a great atmosphere on the course and in the Clubhouse. Thank you to all the friends and families who supported the players.”
There were contributions from Greenall’s Gin who provided complimentary samples throughout the day for each competitor. There were also two ‘nearest the pin in two shots’ prize opportunities, one for the Professionals and one for the Amateurs, each winning a holiday to Vidago Palace, Portugal. A Honda Civic, courtesy of Yeoman’s Honda, was on offer for a ‘hole-in-one’ on the 9th hole, but sadly no one was fortunate enough to win.
Club Captain, Shaun White, presented the prizes to the winners on the day and funds raised at the event will go to his chosen charity. The winning Professional, with score was a 5 under par 65 was Alex Lodge from Calcot Park, followed by 66 from Adam Wootton from Oxford Golf Centre and 67 from Richard Wallis from Canterbury Golf Club.
The amateur team prizes were spectacular. In third place was the Vooba sponsored team of Cowdray members Paul Fairminer, Mark Upton and Steve Mitchell with Professional James Ablett. Runners up were the B and C Coachworks team of Chris and Wayne Robertson and Phil Goodwin with Professional Scott Brown. There was a huge cheer for the winners, three Cowdray members and past Captain’s with a combined age of 232, Terry Jasper, Dave Hirons and Harvey Terry with Professional Adam Wootton.