The new Mid Amateur Golf Tour for 2012 is off to a great start with 90 players taking part at Chart Hills Golf Club. And even a hole in one to get things flying.
Mid Amateur Golf Tour 2012 Chart Hills Golf Club
The first event on the newly formed Mid Amateur Golf Tour got off to a successful start last week when 90 players contested the Chart Hills Mid Amateur Championship on a glorious March day.
Players came from all over the country with entrants from England, Wales and Scotland with over 62 different clubs represented. “We were amazed by the number of entrants and we had over 130 people apply to play but we were obviously restricted by the daylight so the field was reduced to 90 which for a brand new event was still a fantastic turn out.” Commented Jason Morris, Director of Golf at Mid Amateur Golf.
“Chart Hills is a fantastic venue and given the time of year was in amazing condition and the players were all very complimentary about the course even though some of them found it pretty hard going at times!” added Jason.
The scratch event was eventually won by Terry Crawley of West Kent Golf Club on 141 which is 3 under par on the blue course at Chart Hills, followed by Martin Young (Brockenhurst Manor), James Bishop (Little Aston), Julian Curren (Royal Winchester) and Paul Tatlow (Chevin) all on 143, 1 under. The Handicap prize went to Dibran Zeqiri of Wellington College who after a 4 year break from golf with severe back problems bounced back to form and shot a net 135 which was 9 under closely followed by Richard Allen (Rye) on 137. Prize vouchers in excess of £1,250 were given out to the lucky winners. Full results can be found at www.midamgolf.co.uk
There was also a surprise for Kent golfer Tony Davis who had a hole in one on the 11th hole.
“This was a great first event for us and shows us that there is a definite need for these type of events across the UK. We are heading to Scotland in three weeks, then down to Bristol to The Players Club and in June we are holding the Welsh Mid Amateur Championship at Royal St Davids Golf Club. We also have an event at Slaley Hall on the opening day of the Olympics to give people a chance to escape the madness for the day!” added Jason.
The tours next stop is at Dundonald Links in Scotland for the Mid Amateur Stroke Play Championship of Scotland on 20th April where there are still a few places available. More information can be found at www.midamgolf.co.uk.