It’s a Double for James Allan [UPDATED - GALLERY ADDED]

James AllanAfter a tremendous Pro Am at Enfield which saw Andrew “Beef” Johnston take part as the team Professional on the Captains Team and then throughout the day signed autographs and posed for selfies with everyone who asked we moved on to the main tournament.

Jamie Abbott put together a spectacular round of 7 under par to take a 2 shot lead into the second day of the tournament at Enfield golf club.

Abbott completed the outward nine in a modest 2 under par 35 but then covered the back nine in a very impressive 5 under par 30.

Sean Maisey and James Allen on 5 under par headed up the chasing pack of some twenty-three players on level par or better so Abbott would have to keep his wits about him.

The second day turned out to be a scorcher in more ways than one with the temperatures in the very high twenties and the hot golf played, especially by James Allan in the final group looking for his second win on tour as a professional.

Allen, playing spectacular golf, had caught and overtaken Abbott within 6 holes of the front nine and after going out in a brilliant 5 under par 32 he led the tournament by 2 shots going into the final nine holes.

Things went a bit flat for Allan after the turn and the game continued to be difficult for Abbott, who has been struggling of late to maintain his first round form going forward.

Both players bogied the twelfth hole, then Abbott all but threw in the towel with a double bogey at the par 3 fourteenth that gave Allen a comfortable 4 shot lead with 4 holes left to play, and a second win for the affable left hander who loves a bag of “Burts Handmade Chips”, pretty much in the bag.

The pair then traded pars on the following 3 holes and so with an unassailable 4 shot lead Allan played the eighteenth for a regulation par while Abbott to his credit made a birdie to reduce the deficit to 3 shots.

What a forward thinking club Enfield is with an active Captain in Phil Tiddy and a committee who actively support and encourage junior golf at the club.

The club itself is welcoming and friendly with great food on offer in the clubhouse after your round, so get on down to Enfield Golf Club and enjoy a good day’s golf.

Speyer Loves a Triple

Tom Speyer - Aldwickbury ParkTom Speyer made it a third win in just a few weeks at Aldwickbury Park, with a narrow one shot victory over Zane Scotland and four others.

Scotland, with a 5 under par 66, established a narrow one shot lead over Louis Hirst and David James, with eventual winner Tom Speyer and Jay Taylor a shot further back.

Looking at the scoring from the first day it seemed that the back nine on the final day would prove to be pivotal in producing a winner.

Scotland seemed to be cruising towards the finishing line when he got to 9 under par thanks to a blistering run in the middle of the front nine of an Eagle and 2 Birdies but then he gave back 2 shots on the eighth and ninth,

This still had Scotland a couple of shots clear of Speyer and James and with the difficult back nine to come the tournament was still wide open with a lot of players still in the mix.

The 2 bogeys that Scotland closed out the back nine with seemed to stay with him as he then gave more shots away with bogeys on the Eleventh, Thirteenth and Fifteenth.

Speyer, in the penultimate group, was also having his troubles and almost got derailed with a triple bogey 7 on the par 4 Eleventh, but Speyer didn’t panic and birdied the next 2 holes to settle himself and stay in the fight on 4 under par.

Suddenly, with a birdie at the fifteenth David James unexpectedly found himself one shot in the lead but then he almost immediately relinquished it with a bogey on the Seventeenth.

Scotland then re took the lead with Birdie on the Sixteenth but it didn’t last long as Speyer Birdied the Seventeenth to join him on 5 under par.

Speyer made a comfortable par at the last and waited to see if he was to be in a play-off for the second week in a row and with Scotland in the middle of the fairway that looked like a distinct possibility.

A slightly tugged second shot by Scotland saw his ball finish left of the green leaving him with a difficult downhill chip to the pin.

His over hit chip rolled on and on and finished some 12 feet from the hole, so it was a do or die putt that Scotland had to hole to join Speyer in a play-off but it failed to drop and left a delighted Speyer as a back to back winner.

It was testimony to Speyer that he refused to panic after his damaging triple bogey on the Eleventh and gathered his thoughts to finish strongly and win, so it just goes to prove that you should never give up.

Aldwickbury Park was in excellent condition as usual thanks to all the Green Keeping staff and with the cheery clubhouse staff to look after your catering needs, it is a great place to enjoy a day’s golf.

Speyer is a Two Timer

Tom Speyer - Windmill HillTom Speyer racked up his second professional win on The Jamega Pro Golf Tour this year at Windmill Hill Golf Club near Milton Keynes, to join a select group who have had 2 wins or more in a single season.

Gareth Blease carried his new found form into this tournament and shared the lead with Jamie Moul on 4 under par and the pair headed the eventual winner, Speyer, by one shot.

Their nearest challengers sat a further 3 shots behind and so had some ground to make up but with the likes of Jamie Abbott, Dale Whitnell and Zane Scotland in the chasing pack there was still a lot to play for on the second day.

With strong, blustery winds making things difficult, the second day proved to be a little lacklustre with no one really making a dash for the winning post.

Never the less there were some notable improvements by some players like Liam Robinson who shot 3 under par to improve on his first round by some 9 shots.

Young Jake Ayers shot a 4 under par 69 to improve on his first round by 7 shots and finish in the prize money.

Anyway, back to the action, as the final 2 groups battled it out over the last few holes it was a birdie on the seventeenth that enabled Jay Taylor, in the penultimate group, to break away from Speyer and Moul, in the final group, and post a tournament score of 4 under par.

The big hitting, first round joint leader, Gareth Blease, brilliantly Eagled the last but it was not enough to join Taylor and he falls one shot shy.

Jamie Moul never really recovered from a disastrous triple bogey 7 on the par 4 eighth hole and he eventually also failed to match Taylors score by a single shot.

Tom Speyer was moving along quietly on 2 under par but with 3 holes to play he let loose with birdies on the sixteenth and most importantly the eighteenth that enabled him to join Taylor on 4 under par and into a play-off.

So to the sudden death play-off over holes One and Eighteen and it was a clinical birdie at the par 5 first which swiftly ended the proceedings and gave Speyer victory over the disappointed Taylor.

Congratulations to Tyler Hogarty on his victory in the 4th Mini Order of Merit and winning Free starts on the Algarve Pro Golf Tour 2016/2017 season, which is worth in excess of £4,000.

The 5th and final Mini Order of Merit starts next week at Aldwickbury Park, so could it be you who wins the last prize of a Free season on The Algarve Pro Golf Tour in 2016/2017.

We are pleased to say that The Jamega Tour is going up to North Middlesex Golf Club on Friday to support “The Noel Johnston Foundation” Pro-am Golf day in order to raise funds and help children get into sport.

Former Jamega Tour winner and now World famous Andrew “BEEEEEF” Johnston will be hosting the day alongside his, maybe not quite so famous brother, James “Snapper” Johnston.

We are putting in a team made up of Sally Jones, Tony Jones, John Law (the pro) and Tom Law under the team name of “FILET de BOEUF” so, if you’re around, why not come along, have a great time and support a very worthy cause?