Hadrian Healthcare Group Pro-Am at Whickham’s Hollinside Park Friday 10th June 2016
The teams were playing Whickham’s Crombie Course for the last time before the New Par 71 Hollinside Park Layout is opened. The Course was in beautiful condition and the competitors and the team scores reflected that.
The Muckle Team of Hugh Welch, James Welch, Mark Stoneman and Pro Simon Robinson set the early team target. Their score of 120 had been good enough to win in 2014 and 2015.
The lead lasted three and a half hours before Keith Hetherington, Phil Coldron, Darren McCaig and Pro David Clark of the Kingsway Garage Team posted 118 to take over the lead.
30 minutes later they were overtaken by the eventual Winners; Bill Armstrong, Ray Neal, John Scales and Pro Graeme Bell for the Armstrong Cranes Team with an outstanding score of 115.
The Longest Drive was won by Neil McGann (Prism Team).
Nearest the Pin at the 17th was won by J Moore.
Raffle Winning Numbers
64, 71, 126, 49, 172, 163, 56, 34.
Special thanks to our main sponsor Hadrian Healthcare Group for their excellent support.
Thanks to all of the Team and Tee Sponsors who also contributed to another successful event.
Appreciation to all of Whickham Golf Club’s Staff and Volunteers who have worked so hard to prepare for the event and then deliver a great day... Club Secretary; Competitions Team; Bar and Catering Staff who provided sustenance all day and Greens Staff for setting the course up so well.
Another well run event by Tom Flowers (NENW PGA) and his team of professionals.
Thanks also to the players for their kind remarks.
We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017 when we will be playing the new course layout.
The Professional's Result;
Philip Waugh was first out for the Professionals and posted a one under par score of 68 which proved to be the Winning Score. However, it was soon shared by Mark Ridley, Andrew Paisley, Graeme Bell, David Clark and last man in Mathew Webb. Mathew having been called to stand in at the last minute had arrived with only enough time for a couple of practice swings before teeing off. The unusual outcome was a six-way tie.