Uncle Tyler Wins at Weybrook Park - [updated]

Tyler Hogarty - Webrook ParkIt was a double celebration for Tyler Hogarty at Weybrook Park on Tuesday with a second win on the the Jamega Tour and the birth of his brand new nephew, Dylan in the early hours of day two.

For a change we enjoyed two days of sunny and more importantly, dry weather at Weybrook Park and the first day was to produce a tightly packed leader board with some 21 players scoring par or better.

The eventual winner, Tyler Hogarty, sat well back from the top of the leader board after a solid one under par 71 but with in form Jamie Moul at the head of proceedings on 4 under it was going to be a battle for anyone to catch him.

The second day did not produce any spectacular play, in fact it was a day when the leader’s either trod water or got swept away on the tide.

Jamie Abbott set the benchmark with a solid 2 under par 70 that saw him sit on top of the heap for a while until Ben Loughrey joined him shortly after with a second one under par 71.

On the course, Moul seemed to have things under control reaching the turn in one under par to get to 5 under and 3 shots ahead of his nearest challenger. Hogarty turned in 2 under par for the tournament and then extracted 2 more birdies from the back nine to leapfrog Abbott and Loughrey to set a 4 under par target for Moul to beat. Moul’s back nine saw him bogey the eleventh and thirteenth to fall back to 3 under par and a shot behind Hogarty who now had a chance of at least a play-off with Moul.

Moul recovered his position with a birdie on the sixteenth to draw level with Hogarty but the cup was dashed from Moul’s lips with another bogey on the seventeenth that put him one shot adrift of a hopeful Hogarty in the clubhouse.

With a par at the last Moul finished on 3 under par to see a delighted Hogarty crowned as the champion and with the birth of his nephew Dylan it had been the perfect day for Tyler.

Weybrook Park Golf Club near Basingstoke provided a stunning venue for the tours seventh tournament of the year with a course prepared to a fantastic standard by head green keeper Jamie and his team.

The welcoming clubhouse provides the golfer with good and reasonably priced food served up by friendly and enthusiastic staff.

Mullins Canters to Second Win

George Mullins at Royal AscotGeorge 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.

Laskey Triumphant in “Duel of The Dragons”

Mark LaskeyMark Laskey won at Magnolia Park when he defeated fellow Welshman, Rhys Enoch at the first extra hole in an unusual sudden death play-off, but how Enoch got into the play-off is a story that will unfold later on.

The first day at Magnolia Park produced some excellent scoring, especially from Mark Laskey who battered the course into submission with a great score of 7 under par that contained 5 Birdies and 2 Eagles. Only bogies on the fifth and seventh hole blotted an otherwise perfect scorecard.

Sam Forgan, who had led for much of the first day on 6 under, was closely followed by Tyler Hogarty, Martin Sell, Charlie Simpson and last week's winner George Mullins on 4 under.

Nineteen other players made up the chasing pack, all on par or better, so the result was far from certain, although Laskey would take some stopping.

A very damp and dismal second morning greeted us and it was not expected to improve for the rest of the day unfortunately.

One player who seemed to relish the conditions was Rhys Enoch, who started to play some spectacular golf, covering the first nine holes in 5 under par.

Enoch then bagged 2 more Birdies on the tenth and thirteenth to reach 7 under par and with the leaders either treading water or doing the backstroke he smelt blood and pushed on and covered the last 5 holes in 3 under to finish on a fabulous 10 under par.

The overnight leader, Laskey, seemed to get things back under control when Birdie’s at the thirteenth and fourteenth put him at 11 under, one ahead of Enoch, with 4 to play.

However, Laskey then proceeded to give the shots straight back to the course with bogies at the fifteenth and sixteenth to leave Enoch, the leader by one shot, sitting in the clubhouse on an emotional roller coaster.

Laskey steadied the ship with a par at the seventeenth and knew he needed a Birdie at the par five eighteenth to tie Enoch or an Eagle to win.

He hit a magnificent second shot that found the heart of the green and gave himself a 20-foot putt for an Eagle and the win.

As the putt slipped agonisingly by Laskey could not hide his disappointment but he never the less tapped in for Birdie to set up a play-off with Enoch.

The sudden death play-off was to be over holes sixteen, seventeen and eighteen after an unbelievable afternoons play, where Enoch’s golf would have set the course on fire had it not been raining so hard and then Laskey’s grit and determination to force the play-off.

But it all came to an end rather quickly for Enoch when his tee shot found the right hand rough and despite a frantic search could not be found and with Laskey sat in the middle of the fairway, Enoch regrettably conceded the victory to Laskey.

The amateur prize to play golf in the Algarve and compete in a three round professional tournament was won by Adam Gaskins from Single Figure Golfer who shot an excellent one over par gross 74.

Magnolia Park is a hidden gem situated on the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire border near Bicester and now the complex boasts a 40-bedroomed hotel it makes it an ideal venue for weddings, conferences and of course golf.