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.

Dan is “The Wizard from AUS”

Daniel Gaunt with Jamega at Donnington Grove 2019Australian, Daniel Gaunt (Burhill GC) came out of the darkness and into the light with a tremendous win at Donnington Grove scoring a total of 10 under par, to win by 3 from the Wiltshire trio of Steve Surry (Cumberwell Park), Ben Amor (Jenahura) and Jack Charman (North Wilts GC).

Gaunt, who kept falling in and out of love with the game over the last few years, has now confirmed how good he really is with this win and he will surely, now go on to bigger and better things in the future.

The first days play at Donnington Grove produced some great scoring, with first Billy Watson (Northants GC), carding a flawless 7 under par 65, only to be followed soon after, by the eventual winner Gaunt, who produced the same score, highlight of which, was an Eagle 2 on the par 4 fourteenth.

Tucked in behind the leading pair on 5 under par, were three of Wiltshire’s finest, Ben Amor, Jack Charman and Steve Surry, who with their local knowledge of the course were sure to give the leaders a run for their money.

The second day saw Amor take the lead by one after a front nine of 3 under par, while first round leaders, Gaunt and Watson, went through nine in a rather pedestrian level par.

Starting the back nine with 2 pars, Gaunt then picked up the pace and birdied the next 3 holes to go to 10 under par and into the lead once again.

Amor’s bubble eventually burst with bogeys on the twelfth and fourteenth and neither Surry or Charman could make inroads into Gaunt’s steady play over the last 4 holes and he eventually ran out an easy winner.

It was a pleasure to return to Donnington Grove, after a break of several years, to find the course in fantastic condition and with the clubhouse hospitality as welcoming as ever to all of us and the players providing excellent food and beverages.