Golf charity pro-am raises more than £6,500

PUBLISHED: 09:13 15 August 2014

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The West Region PGA TeeUp4Tots pro-am supported by STILL Materials & Handling at Enmore Park was a great success.

THE West Region PGA TeeUp4Tots pro-am supported by STILL Materials & Handling at Enmore Park was a great success with a staggering total of £6,729 raised for two local causes during the day.

Both the South West Branch of CLAPA and the Musgrove Park Somerset Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can now look forward to receiving a sizeable cheque from the fund when the year’s fundraising reaches its conclusion early in 2015.

Thirty-three teams took to the course at Enmore Park for regional captain Andrew March’s charity pro-am. March, now director of golf at Brean, has been long been associated with Enmore Park, having played his amateur golf representing the club.

He was delighted when the club agreed to host his big day and his fellow PGA pro’s and their teams certainly enjoyed the superb layout presented in excellent condition by Gary Cook and his team.

Two five under par 66s won the professional individual event with Dudsbury’s Lee Thompson matching South Cerney’s Ross Langdon’s early pace setting score. Former European Tour player John Bickerton, now working at Minehead and another Dudsbury pro in Mark Wiggett shared third on 68.

In the team event, an impressive 18 under par total of 124 was the winning number posted by the Dorset team of Tim Norman, Steve Sanger and Chris Brown, playing alongside professional Graham Howell from Ferndown Forest Golf Club.

Following the conclusion of the golf tournament, the participants and many members of the host club were treated to a spectacular trick shot show on the first tee by former world trick shot champion Paul Barrington and his former sidekick Burnham & Berrow professional David Haines, who reunited for the first time in 15 years to perform their vast array of golfing skills to the audience.

Co-organisers Andrew March and PGA regional secretary Glenn Ross were delighted with the event’s success. March said: “We are pleased that everyone enjoyed the event we put on and to raise such an amazing amount of money for our charities was way beyond our expectations.”

March and Ross would like to thank all the sponsors and donors as well as Enmore Park Golf Club, all its staff and members for allowing them to host the event there where the club’s hospitality on the day was second to none.

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