So, the 5-7th of June saw another great stage of the PGA EuroPro Tour. Speaking from personal experience, the day before the main event the golf was not the best.However, there is a great golfing story from the Pro-Am which will live long in the memory of at least one person. The Jessie May charity put a team into the Pro-Am and the pro set to play with them must have thought the game could not have been any worse. One chap turns up in jeans and a t-shirt, never played a round of golf in his life. The clubs in his bag, he had borrowed from the 1970's and looked like they were failing apart.
For those of you who know a blob in stableford scoring is where you fail to score in enough shots to count and in this case, it was going to be a big feature of the day. 16 out of 18 holes were blobbed, a solitary point was scored on a par 3, gross 5, which, by all accounts was by chance rather than improved play. 17 holes played for one point and he gets what he thinks is a 6 iron out of the bag, plumbshots it down the middle only for it to bounce a couple of times and dropped in an ACE!. There were high fives and shouts of excitement and in some cases, surprise....well actually I think in all cases. The story was retold expertly by Barry Hearn at the presentation and a prize given to the offender of probably the most amazing golf story I have ever heard and probably ever will. If you want to hear a little more about it, go and see "the happy golfer" on you tube.
THE MAIN EVENT
Set in the beautiful location and estate of Donnington Grove, the stage three event of the PGA EuroPro Tour.
The weather was set to be a factor in the overall result, with many of the players thinking that Friday may well be a washout, well, I don't care what the weather man says, the weather mane says it's raining...Guess who got it wrong. The weather was a little iffy at times but despite that the players got a fairly clear run at an amazing course. With a total score of -7 for the three rounds Mikael Lundberg went on to pocket the prize and trophy.
For full details of the final leaderboard go to PGA EuroPro Tour.
There is a one week break in the tour and the stage four event moves further west over to Cumberwell Park. A week or so down the line and the Golf looks to be blessed with some slightly better weather and with a full cast for the week, we are set for some more exceptional golf. We encourage anyone to come along, it is free entry and you can see some of the best development golf out there.