For the fourth year in succession the sun came out to greet the players in the 2011 CHSA pro-am golf tournament held on 22 September at the Oulton Hall course near Leeds. 25 teams, comprising three amateurs and a professional, fought it out for an array of prizes on a course set to be ‘challenging but not impossible’!
As in previous years, the professionals were provided by the Yorkshire PGA and this year included four players who appear regularly on the Europro tour. The professionals were magnificent. Not only did they play to an outstanding standard, but they all took time to encourage and coach the members of their teams as they overcame all the challenges that the course provided.
The day was rounded off with a presentation dinner in the Oulton Suite at the hotel. Led by Sky Sports commentator John Gwynne, who acted as MC, and local comedian Jimmy Bright, the evening led to an enjoyable close with the presentation of prizes made by CHSA vice chairman, Stephen Harrison.
The prize of a Nike VR tour bag for the leading amateur with 39 Stableford points went to Carl Theakston, chairman of CHSA member ESP Ltd. The winning team, who each received a Nike Collegiate carry bag, represented CHSA member Greyland Ltd and was made up of Richard Dyson, Mark Rogers and Phil Wilkinson. They recorded a Stableford score of 86 points.
Four other team prizes were also awarded along with prizes for: the longest drive, achieved by Stuart Berry of Peter Grant Papers; nearest the pin, won by Trevor Iles; and the Polaris Plastics sponsored nearest the pin trophy, won by Jangro’s Bob Grainger.