Kennedy returns!

Lloyd Kennedy, who started his Tournament Career with Jamega as a 19 year old who's since  progressed on up the ladder, to play the Challenge Tour returns to take the Selsdon win, by 2 shots.

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Lloyd Kennedy returns to his roots after two years to win at Selsdon Park.

 “I love Selsdon Park more than Augusta”, these are the words of winner Lloyd Kennedy who returned to play with us after a 2 year break playing The Challenge Tour to take the first prize of £5,000 from a high quality field which included current Senior Tour and the main European Tour players.
A parched and fast running Selsdon Park with a strict par of 70 presented the players with a stern test of character and ability. James Scade passed the test with flying colours carding a first round 64 to set the pace at 6 under par. Hanging onto Scade’s coat tails was European Tour regular Lee James who crafted a solid 5 under 65 to lead the chasing pack. A group of five players sat on 66 waiting to pounce including Tom Whitehouse, who was playing with us during a break from the main Tour, Francis McGuirk, Steve Surry, James Ablett and former European Tour winner Mark Mouland who is honing his game ready for a tilt at the Champions Tour in the U.S.
 The second day was sunny and with light winds and for any of the players “on their game” it was made for going low! Sam Robinson went on a birdie harvest, plucking seven of them from the course, to pack into a blemish free card of 63 which propelled Robinson into the prize fund after a lack-lustre first round 72.
On the course it had all the hallmarks of a play-off with the leaders bunched up on around 6 under par. Dan Brooks broke the deadlock and jumped into the lead with a run of four birdies in five holes from the eleventh to elevate him to 8 under. As Brooks birdied the Eleventh, Kennedy, was rueing a bogey on the same hole which dropped him back into the pack on 5 under. A little annoyed, to say the least, Kennedy then reeled off 5 birdies on the spin to spread-eagle the field and set a formidable target of 10 under par 130. Brooks parred in to end on 8 under and finish second with James Ablett, who carded his second 66 of the tournament, each of them winning £2000. Surry’s challenge failed to materialise and he bogied the last two to finish in third place on 7 under par and win £1,000.
Just a mention for Carl Watts, a Challenge Tour winner from the Nineties,  who also lost in a playoff but for the European Tour, 1997 B.M.W Open despite scoring 24 under par! After a decade out of tournament golf, Carl dusted off his old Persimmons and shot a very creditable total of 140 to finish tied 27th on level par.
Selsdon Park is a traditional type of golf course set in spectacular surroundings and offers a fair challenge to golfers of all standards.
We are anticipating a strong and large field for Gatton Manor next week so if you want to play against the best, enter as soon as possible or risk missing out.

Dan Brooks wins after playoff

Dan Brooks takes 2nd win in playoff against Sam Robinson at a sun drenched Donnington Grove, winning £6000.

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Extra Time Win for Dan Brooks
at Donnington Grove.

Donnington Grove took the golfers back to the time when “Mr Par” was going to do well and so it proved with just thirteen players doing better than the strict par of, level fours, and 72.
Christopher Gill found his game and headed the field with a 4 under 68, close behind  on a Challenge Tour break, sat Dan Brooks who was joined by Sam Robinson (Alps Tour)and Francis McGuirk on 3 under par. Hovering in the shadows waiting to pounce on 2 under par came former European Tour players Lee James and Mark Mouland who were joined by Oliver Reddick, Paul Maddy and Michael Bush.
Scoring on the second day is generally better than the first as the players learn to read the course and so it proved with Ben Banks improving on his first round of 78 by ten shots to card a four under par 68! Former Amateur Champion Warren Bladon and Kris Jones forced their way into the prize fund with classy 4 under par scores of 68 to finish on 3 under par for the tournament.
Matthew Swales who finished the day with a blemish free card of 5 under par 67 and he looked for a time to be heading to a play-off as the news from the course showed Lee James , Sam Robinson and Dan Brooks homing in on a final total of 139. However the Earth shook as Robinson leapt into the air with fist pump to celebrate a 25 foot birdie putt at the last to snatch the lead from Swales by one and look like a likely winner on 6 under for the event.
However playing in the final group and standing on the 18th tee at 5 under, having birdied two of the last four holes Dan Brooks knew a birdie was required to tie Robinson and force a play-off. The 8 footer for his birdie took the required 6 inch drop and both Brooks and Robinson headed for the first tee to commence the head to head battle for the first prize of £6,000.It was over very quickly as Brooks emulated Robinsons putt on the 18th and drained a huge 25 footer for a birdie and his second victory of the year. Although disappointed, Sam Robinson felt a little better when he received his second place cheque for £3,000.
The size of the field this week showed that The Jamega Pro Golf Tour is becoming popular with players from the higher reaches of The Challenge Tour and is a perfect place to gain experience playing against some of the best players in Tournament Golf at the moment.

For those wishing to play a tough but fair “real” golf course we highly recommend you visit Donnington Grove, a very popular choice with big golfing societies and small groups alike.
Our next event is at the wonderful Selsdon Park near Croydon next week on the 2nd and 3rd of August, with an excellent Hotel B&B deal , see our website at

Jordan "flowers" at Magnolia

After 3 years of effort on The Jamega Pro Golf Tour Jordan Smith "blossoms" at Magnolia, with an excellent 8 under par.
No less than 6 players were snapping at his heels finishing on 7 under.

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Jordan Smith showed that dogged persistence and patience pay off, by winning his first Jamega Pro Golf Tournament at Magnolia Park after 3 years of trying. Smith carded a solid three under par 70 in the first round but this sat three shots adrift of Oliver Reddick who scored a brilliant 6 under par 67 in difficult scoring conditions.
Keeping Reddick honest only one shot behind on 68 sat Jack Marsh and former Asian Tour player Yasin Ali who is starting to find some form after coming back from injury. Craig Housden and the consistent performer Rory Kirwan were a shot further back on 4 under 69’s.
Joining eventual winner Smith on 3 under were, new member, Toby Burden, Duncan Elbury, Andrew Johnston and Steve McAnnaly.
On a calmer second day scoring proved to be as hot as the weather and first in with a low one was second round specialist Neil Reilly with a blistering 6 under par 67 to take the clubhouse lead on 7 under par.
 Andrew Johnston came to the last on 5 under and with a spectacular eagle three joined Reilly on 7 under. Toby Burden was also 7 under par playing the 18th alongside the leader Jordan Smith who was nursing a slender lead of one shot.
 Burden was to par to join Reilly on 7 under leaving Smith with a 10 foot putt for birdie which would leave him in an almost un-assailable position at 9 under. “ The hole never comes to meet the ball”, as Smith found out by leaving his birdie putt agonisingly short in the jaws.
 In the penultimate group Craig Housden had a chance to catch Smith but he also left his birdie putt short to leave him in joint second for the moment. The final group reached the 18th with only Oliver Reddick having a chance to beat Smith with an eagle or tie him with a birdie. He achieved neither and settled for a par and join the others on 7 under par.
 Also in the group with Reddick was Yasin Ali who had to eagle the last to tie Smith, he also failed but a brave birdie left him one short and join  the log jam of players in joint second place.
Six players eventually tied for second place each winning £1,133 but it was the delighted and relieved Jordan Smith who picked up the first place cheque for £5,000 and prove to himself that he is a winner!
Always a pleasure to play and enjoy the hospitality on offer, Magnolia Park is a hidden gem on the Buckinghamshire borders just north of Oxford  and is a must play course for golfers of all standards
If you are intending to enter our event at Donnington Grove next week on the 26th and 27th enter now or you will not get in because the event is rapidly reaching its capacity.