Triumphant Return for Abbott

Jamie Abbott with Jamega at The Leatherhead 2020Jamie Abbott made a successful return to tournament golf, after the enforced lay-off due to Covid-19, winning The Leatherhead Trophy by the narrowest of margins from Mitch Waite, with an 11 under par total.

Social distancing with the scoring was certainly not being observed after the first round of the The Leatherhead Trophy, with a very closely packed leader board headed by the indomitable Jamie Abbott, who negotiated the par 71 layout in a bogey free 7 under par 64.

Tightly packed in behind Abbott, on 6 under par, were Guy Woodman and Will Enefer, who in turn led Tom Sloman on 5 under par, by one shot.

There were 6 players on 4 under par who had the leaders in their sights, so it was going to be a closely fought battle to the finish on the second day.

The second day burst into life with Jonathan Poulton shooting an excellent 7 under par 64 early on, putting him on top of the clubhouse leader board at 7 under, just one shot ahead of the talented amateur, Ollie Huggins who added a 6 under par 65 to his first-round effort.

Marcus Armitage and Gary King rained on Poulton’s parade when each of them carded 6 under par 65’s to post 8 under par totals, however their time at the top was short-lived as Mitch Waite finished on 10 under par with the second 7 under par 64 of the day.

Despite a bogey 4 at the last, Jamie Abbott, in the last group, spoiled Waite’s day, adding a 4 under par 67 to his first round of 64 to pip him at the post by a single shot.

Club manager Mike Lowe, greenkeepers, clubhouse staff and not least the members, deserve an NHS style round of applause for the herculean effort they all put in to enable the tournament to take place in such an efficient and safe manner.

The Leatherhead Club was in perfect condition, as shown by the low scoring, so we would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great day’s golf.

Yule’s Summer Starts at Druids Heath

Jack Yule with Jamega at Druids Heath 2020Jack Yule benefitted from an early 8am tee time and set the clubhouse target at 5 under par which was threatened throughout the day but only Richard Mansell and Liam Robinson came within touching distance with both finishing on 4 under par.

As this event was a one-day tournament it was a long day for Yule, until he could be crowned, the first Jamega Pro Golf Tour’s champion of 2020.

In these strange times it was nice to return to some sort of normality, when our first tournament of 2020 started at the wonderful Druids Heath Golf Club in Walsall.

A big shoutout for Druids Heath Golf Club, who presented the course in wonderful condition and the members who volunteered to attend flags and rake bunkers, thank you one and all.

A special thanks go to our tournament sponsors, Adams Enclosures, Trackman and 2nd City Scooters.

Things will return to the two-day format for the next fourteen tournaments, with the first one at The Leatherhead Golf Club on the 8th of July.

Please stay safe and well everyone until we meet again at Leatherhead.

It’s an Oscar for Adams

James Adams with Jamega at Hollywood Golf Club 2019James Adams did not mind the second day washout in the least, as for him, it was a storm cloud with a silver lining, giving him the “Hollywood The Oscars” win and the first prize of £3,500.00, with all the other prize money to be paid in full.

Two halves of 3 under par 33 gave James Adams the halfway lead on 6 under par at The Hollywood Golf Club near Birmingham.

Close behind Adams on 5 under par came Sam Robinson and tucked in on 4 under par was former Portugal Open Champion, Van Phillips and newly turned professional, Tom Spreadborough.

Unfortunately, due to a biblical amount of rain overnight made the course unplayable and so the second round was cancelled and Adams was declared the winner.

Although not typical Hollywood (CA) weather the course held up well on the first day and was roundly praised by the players who also enjoyed the hospitality and good quality and fairly priced food available in the clubhouse.