George Mullins has continued his amazing start as a professional golfer by galloping on to his second win in four weeks on The Jamega Pro Golf Tour at the glorious Royal Ascot Golf Club in Berkshire.
Mullins got off to a flying start on the first day at Royal Ascot with a stunning 7 under par 63 to establish a 4 shot lead over Tyler Hogarty and Jamie Dick who headed up the chasing pack of Alasdair Dalgliesh, Craig Adams, Jack South, Jamie Abbott and Nick Garland on 2 under par.
With a four shot lead, going into the home straight on the final day of the tournament, Mullins was not interested in protecting his lead, he was intent on increasing it.
With the weather set fair again with just a light breeze wafting over the course it looked as though it would be a low scoring day.
Although the scoring was generally better than day one, there were no fireworks compared to the first day.
Jamie Moul set an early target at 3 under par for the tournament but with Mullins keeping his nerve and not giving anything away it was hard to see that score being at the top by the end of the day.
Jamie Abbott joined Moul on three under par but soon after, in the third from last group Alasdair Dalgliesh carded a second 2 under par 68 to jump ahead of Moul and Abbott but it was Craig Adams who put a little pressure on the leader Mullins with a four under par 66 to lead on 6 under par.
In the final group both Tyler Hogarty and Jamie Dick fell out of contention early on and left Mullins to continue playing steady golf and maintaining a comfortable lead.
A dropped shot on the par 3 seventeenth left Mullins on 9 under par and three ahead of Adams but Mullins loves a “gasp” from his followers on the final hole and as a slightly pushed tee shot drifted towards the out of bounds, hearts were definitely in mouths.
It’s not often that players enjoy seeing their ball get caught up in the rough but it looked as though that’s what may have saved Mullins from a possible disaster.
A controlled recovery shot followed by a superb approach to within 4 feet of the hole and although the birdie putt just missed the hole it left Mullins with a comfortable second win in his very short career as a professional.
Royal Ascot Golf Club is a hidden gem, set within a stone's throw of Ascot Racecourse and has the likes of Wentworth, Sunningdale and The Berkshire as close neighbours.
Founded in 1887 and originally set within the centre of Ascot racecourse the club was suddenly given notice to vacate the racecourse in November 2000.
Fortunately the club was able to move a short distance just across the road onto land within Sunninghill Park this new course was opened in May 2006 by patron of the club, HRH The Duke of York.
The club is managed by Alison Hall, who always has a ready smile and nothing is too much trouble for her at this thriving and friendly members club.
The course is kept in superb condition by head greens keeper Ian Hockley and his staff and with Andy Slodczyk looking after the food and beverage side in the welcoming clubhouse, you could not wish for a better day-out on a golf course.
We hold tournaments all over the southern half of the UK and have to say that Royal Ascot Golf Club is amongst the best we visit and cannot speak to highly of it and are looking forward to coming back next year.