With the Puttenham golf course in pristine condition 92 golfers in total, which constituted a full field set off in the fourth annual Puttenham Golf Club PGA South Region Pro-Am for what proved to be a great day’s golf.
A brand new Mitsubishi Mirage Car had been put up by Normandy Garage for a hole in one at the 176 yard, par 3 18th but sadly, despite a few close calls, a hole in one proved too illusive on the day!
Local PGA Professional Elliot Groves (Romsey Golf Club) won the individual professional event with a two under par round of 69, the only under par round of the day. This was a very creditable performance in what proved extremely tricky conditions as the blustery wind of the approaching Storm Bronagh blew across the 6220 yard par 71 Puttenham layout throughout the day.
The winning team included Puttenham member Ted Mooney, his brother Declan and Bill Gardner both from Worthing Golf Club, and team professional Robert Daw from Effingham Golf Club who scored an admirable 14 under par total.
It also proved a great day for the Captains Charities as the £450 was raised in the pro-am raffle.
Individual Professional Results
1st Elliot Groves 69 (Romsey Golf Club)
2nd tied Robert Daw 71 (Effingham Golf Club)
2nd tied Richard Wallis 71 (Canterbury Golf Club)
4th tied Gregg Blainey 72 (Billingbear Park Golf Course)
4th tied James Ablett 72 (Lee-on-The-Solent Golf Club)
1st Robert Daw (Effingham), Ted Mooney (Puttenham), Declan Mooney (Worthing), Bill Gardner (Worthing) -14
2nd James Ford (Robert Rock Academy), Daniel Haw (Puttenham), Jason Honey (Ashford Manor), Mick Peffers (West Surrey) -13
3rd Max Brackley (Manston), John Darlington (Waterlooville), Diane Darlington (Waterlooville), Steve George (Waterlooville) -12
4th tied Elliot Groves (Romsey), Richard Pigden (Puttenham), John Unwins (Cranleigh), Richard Warburton (Puttenham) -11
4th Tied Bradley Harris (The Dyke), Barry Wyeth (Puttenham), David Vowles (Puttenham), Daniel Prothero (Ham Manor) -11
Best Visting Team - Jonny Whyte (Hurtmore), Jack Knight (Hurtmore), Angelo Barbato (Hurtmore), Graham White (Hurtmore) -7
Nearest Pin 15th - Bill Barnes (Puttenham)
Nearest Pin 18th - Paul Hindley (Corhampton)