Fairy Tale Win for Anderson

Tomasz Anderson with Jamega at Enfield Golf Club 2017Tomasz Anderson put together a blistering second round of 12 under par at Enfield to secure first win on the Jamega Pro Golf Tour with a 15 under par total of 129.

Anderson's first round of 3 under par was one of some 40 plus players who were under par for the first day with four players tied for the lead on 6 under par and they were previous winners. Jamie Abbott, Paul Kinnear and Sam Edwards with the fast improving Louis Hirst making up the front runners.

With no wind on the second day and a golf course made soft from overnight rain a low score was a real possibility and Anderson proved that theory correct when he covered the front nine in a 7 under par 30 with 5 birdies and an Eagle.

In the situation that Anderson found himself some players will tighten up and protect what they have in the bank but this did not apply to Anderson who carried on where he left off and added 5 more birdies on the way home for a faultless round of 12 under par.

With 7 more groups to come in Anderson would have a lengthy wait to see if his 15 under par total was to be good enough to secure victory.

However, although there were other spectacular rounds of golf produced the closest any of them came to Anderson was first round joint leader Louis Hirst who shot a 7 under 65 to finish on 13 under par.

The Enfield club is a definite favourite of ours with unbridled hospitality, enthusiastic members and catering that is of the highest quality with very generous portions.

Des Cassidy, the club manager and all the staff at Enfield were very professional in the way they coped with three very long days of golf and if you have an appetite for golf and good grub, Enfield GC is a must for you.

Dixon is Back to his Best

David Dixon with Jamega at Aldwickbury Park 2017 David Dixon finally broke a spell of finishing runner up with a sparkling performance to win at the beautifully prepared Aldwickbury Park Golf Club near Harpenden.

After the first round, Dixon was 3 shots off the pace set jointly by Simon Griffiths and Dale Whitnell who both equalled the existing course record of 7 under par. Craig Hinton lay one shot back on 6 under with Patrick Blunt on 5 under the card.

In the group on 4 under par were six players that included multiple winner Jamie Abbott and the very talented sixteen-year-old Korean, Min Kyu Kim who is rapidly making a name for himself in the golfing world.

In the second and final round, Dixon swept through the front nine in 4 under par to lead by one from Abbott who has been his nemesis over the past few weeks.

Meanwhile the two leaders fell away over the front nine and would have to play catch-up over the last nine holes but with the very experienced Dixon and Abbott leading the race it would be a tough ask.

Abbott did himself no favours with a bogey on the tenth and another on the fourteenth whilst Dixon, despite bogeying the thirteenth, maintained his lead and settled the duel with Abbott extracting birdies from the fifteenth and seventeenth.

Having set the clubhouse target of 9 under par Dixon had to wait for the final group to finish before the outcome could be finalised and with Whitnell needing to birdie the last to force a play-off, the result was still uncertain.

Whitnell fired in a great second shot to within some 6 feet of the cup giving himself a great chance of the birdie he required to tie Dixon.

Faced with a very quick downhill putt he decided to try and force it into the cup in order to take out any break, but the plan failed and he missed, sending the ball a good 5 feet past and then proceeded to miss the return to drop back into a tie for second with Abbott.

A delighted Dixon also won a free season of starts on the 2016/2017 Portugal Pro Golf Tour worth some £4,500.

To a man the players heaped praise on the golf course which was a fitting accolade for course manager and head green keeper Craig Betts and his staff who worked from dawn to dusk preparing the course.

The greens were in stunning condition and at one point they were running between 12 and 13 on the stimp meter, Ken Brown, who designed the greens, would have been delighted!

Anyone looking to have a day’s golfing could do a lot worse than going to Aldwickbury Park, where you will play one of the best courses in the south of England and be greeted by friendly and accommodating staff in the spacious clubhouse.

First Win for Min Kyu Kim 김민규의 첫 우승

Min Kyu KimThe young Korean, Min Kyu Kim won his first professional event at Windmill Hill after the tournament was foreshortened to one-day due to constant, heavy rain that swamped the course on the second day.

Kim’s only blemish came when he bogied the fifth hole but made up for that with 5 birdies and an eagle to post the clubhouse leading score of 6 under par.

Tight behind Kim in second place were Ben Storey, Josh White and serial winner Jamie Abbott all on 5 under par.

Another young Korean showing a marked improvement was Kim’s friend and fellow countryman Yeoung Bin Lee who shot an excellent score of 3 under par to finish amongst the prize winners.

Min Kyu and his fellow Korean, Yeoung Bin Lee are both far from home but have already made an impression on the tour, with their hard work and dedication in the quest to improve and they will both be ones to look out for in the future.

The whole experience at Windmill Hill was an enjoyable one, apart from the rain of course, with friendly helpful clubhouse staff making everyone feel welcome and the dedicated green staff for working their socks off to get the course in good condition for us.