Prestigious Pr-Am proves a big hit again for Waterlooville

The Waterlooville Pro-Am was a big hit again. Picture: BURLISON Ltd (Dave Burlison)
The Waterlooville Pro-Am was a big hit again. Picture: BURLISON Ltd (Dave Burlison)
Scott Gregory. Picture: Andrew Griffin

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Waterlooville’s 
long-running Pro-Am competition was a big success again.

A total of 42 teams entered the club’s event, hosted in conjunction with the Southern Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA).

It was the 35th year of the competition and it was very well supported.

The teams were made up of three amateurs and a PGA professional from the southern region.

Allison Bolam, Joe Goddard and Sam Parsons combined to win the team prize.

They scored a total of 127 points.

And were teamed with David Callaway, from the Foxhills Club & Resort.

The winning professionals were Roger Tuddenham, from Hedge End, and Chris Croucher, from East Sussex National, who both scored a gross 69.

The weather was again kind to the players with sunshine all day.

And the course was at it’s best with the greens running at 11.5 to 12 on the stimp meter.

That was testament to the hard work put in by the green staff in preparation for the day’s events.

The professionals found the course a delight to play, though some found it too difficult with some very high scores and only about eight scoring par or better.

The event’s main sponsor was Apollo Motor Group.

Without them and all the team sponsors the action would not take place.

The girls from Virgin Holidays helped out.

Along with staff and volunteers, they ensured a great day.

More than £5,000 was raised for the main sponsor’s charity, which this year is supporting Naomi House Children’s Hospice.

Staff and volunteers combined superbly.

Waterlooville are now looking forward to their 36th tournament in 2016.