Well Done Sam!

In just his third Professional start Sam Done fired a spectacular 8 under par 64 second round, to come from 5 shots back, after his opening 2 under par 70, to win at, Glen Gorse, by 2 shots from a group of five players on 8 under par.

After the excitement of the U S Open at winged foot, it was tee off time at Glen Gorse and the first round produced some red-hot scoring on a beautiful golfing day, that was spoilt early on with a short fog delay.

Dan Smith produced a sparkling round of 7 under par made up of 5 Birdies and an Eagle on the, “un-lucky for some”, par 5 Thirteenth.

This gave Smith a single shot advantage, going into the final day, over Steve Surry and the talented amateur, Matty Lamb, with a whole host of players hot on their heels.

On the final day, Done was the model of consistency, with a faultless scorecard containing 6 Birdies. with an Eagle and the win seemed pre-ordained. when his 40-foot Birdie putt on the eighteenth dropped.

Done posted his 10 under par total with six groups still left on the course, so he had to endure a nervous wait until the last putt dropped and he knew he was the winner of his first professional title.

Preceding the tournament, we had a very successful Pro-Am with winner, Will Percival and his team picking up the spoils with 94 Points.

Course Director, Stephen Benton and his team led by Head Greenkeeper, Chris Shuttlewood, Deputy James Whitehead and the rest of the crew presented the Glen Gorse in pristine condition for both the Pro-Am and the main tournament.

The clubhouse staff looked after everyone with the highest level of hospitality whilst keeping all the players and the Jamega Team safe.

It is with great sadness, that unfortunately, due to the ever-worsening Corvid 19 Pandemic situation, we have decided to cancel the remaining four tournaments of the 2020 season, for the safety and wellbeing of our professional and amateur players.

Robinson Triumphs at Sevie’s UK Gem

Liam Robinson survived a Play-off against Jamie Abbott and Brandon Robinson-Thompson, after the trio tied on 10 under par, to win The Shire London Challenge.

The first day saw some very low scoring, on the far from easy Seve Ballesteros designed Shire London course, just outside of Barnet in North London, with Brandon Robinson-Thompson posting an 8 under par 64 followed by Toby Hunt, Chris Gane and Jamie Abbott all on 6 under par.

Harry Casey is also worth a mention, because he managed to Eagle 3 of the 6-par fives on his way to a five under par total to lie in fifth place and very much in the hunt.

Over 30 players scored par or better, which was an indicator as to the quality of the players competing on the Jamega Pro Golf Tour.

The second day was going to be a closely fought affair. that would be a tribute to the genius of Severiano Ballesteros and his only UK designed golf course.

Robinson was the first to post a possible winning score, when he added a 7 under par 65 to his first round 69, for a 10 under par total.

In the final group of the day Abbott was cruising and in charge of proceedings with 4 holes to play but bogies on the fifteenth and sixteenth rocked him back on his heels until he righted the ship with birdies on seventeen and eighteen to join Robinson on 10 under par.

Overnight leader Robinson-Thompson came to the last needing a par to win but unfortunately managed to bogey Sevie’s signature eighteenth hole and join Abbott and Robinson for the play-off, which Robinson went on to win at the third extra hole.

The course was in superb condition for the tournament thanks to Head Greenkeeper, George Stillwell and his team. The players and Jamega Team were all looked after splendidly and safely in the clubhouse by the excellent hospitality staff.

Sheridan-Mills Loves a Challenge

It was appropriate that a “Brummie”, Henry Sheridan-Mills, should win, “wire to wire”, at Sandwell Park, which is a stone’s throw from West Bromwich Albion’s ground, The Hawthorns, with two impeccable rounds of 5 under par, for the winning 10 under par total.

On the first day, Sheridan-Mill led Michael Watson, Jamie Abbott and Jamie Dick by two shots going into the second round and they in turn led the amateur, Freddie Macarthur and Jack Clarkson by one shot, so all to play for on the final day.

As usual the scoring improved in the second round as typified by Liam Robinson, who posted a 6-shot improvement with a 6 under par 66 to take the clubhouse lead on 6 under par.

Later in the day Clarkson joined Robinson on 6 under, adding a 4 under par 67 to his first round 69 and so the pair would now have a short wait for the final group to appear and decide their fate.

Abbott consigned Robinson and Clarkson to a share of third place when he carded a final round 4 under par 67 to post a final score of 7 under par but with a majestic 10 under par total, Sheridan-Mills was the worthy winner.

So, Sheridan Mills not only won himself a winner’s cheque for £3,500 but also a Challenge Tour start, which could prove invaluable to him on the road to golfing fame and fortune.

This was our fist visit to Sandwell Park and all were mightily impressed with the course condition and preparation, overseen by Head greenkeeper Rob Lydon.

That, coupled with the help of head professional, Rich Prophet and the tremendous hospitality given to the players and the Jamega staff make it a must stop for the golfing explorer.