Haverhill hosted its PGA East Region Pro Am on Friday 26th June. Once again the golf course was presented in superb condition by Head Green Keeper Glenn Norris and his team, with the greens running faster than expected. The event attracted an impressive field of 41 PGA Professionals and their teams of three amateurs to take part.
After the competition, Haverhill’s Head Professional, Paul Wilby, went onto thank the main sponsor, M J Pipe Ltd (Electrical & Gas Appliance Centre) who has continued to offer support as a main sponsor of this event for a number of years. Other event sponsors included Saffron Insurance, Greene King plc, Stylize Display Graphics, On-Line Lighting, Glassfusion, Cheffins Estate Agents, Kedington Butchers, Lynvale Ltd, Haverhill Mould & Tools, Haverhill Electrical, EMG Garage, Travel Counsellors, Bradnams Joinery, The Royal Exchange, Trinity Workshops, and PBM Buildbase Haverhill. There were also a number of sponsors who subsidised the entry fees for 7 Haverhill Juniors, giving them the opportunity to take part in this prestigious event. Thanks were given to Basil Sargeant, Lindsey Cornish, Jason West, Howard Wood, Murray McKenzie, Rory O'Brien and Neil & Nigel Farenden.
Paul Wilby went onto thank the Officials from the East Region PGA and all the volunteers from Haverhill Golf Club who assisted with organisation on the day. Rob Viney, Haverhill’s Club Captain for 2015, acknowledged all the hard work put in by the green keepers, bar and catering staff and hoped all those taking part had enjoyed their day.
The Professional Prize was won by Mark Booth of Colmworth & North Beds Golf Club, who carded an excellent 5 under par 65. Joint runners up were Jason Levermore of Channels Golf Club and Chase Davis of Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club, both with 68.
The team competition was a medal format, with the best two scores to count on each hole. The winners with a score of 124 (16 under par) were Mark Booth with team members Glen Hughes and Anthony Archer, both from Haverhill and Paul Bragg from Braintree. The runners up on count back with a score of 125 were James Jankowski with team members Barry Cooper, Peter Philips and Harry Youngblood. In 3rd place with a team score of 125 were Ed Morton (EM Golf Studio) with team members Colin Bradnam, Ben Bradnam and Dan Bentley all from Haverhill.