THE cream of the West & South Wales PGA Professionals will converge on Enmore Park Golf Club next Monday for a special Charity Pro Am tournament.
Former Enmore Park member and now Brean Golf Club’s Director of Golf, Andrew March is the PGA Regional Captain this year and he has introduced a Captain’s Charity which is raising money for two local causes.
The first of those is the SW branch of CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association) who helped Andrew and his family after his son was diagnosed with the condition before he was born in November last year.
Little Logan has already had one operation and has another looming in the coming months to start the repair process to his lip and palate. The Charity was a great support to Andrew and his family in the past year and he hopes to be able to give something back to them.
The second beneficiary is Musgrove Park’s Somerset Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
PGA Regional Secretary Glenn Ross, who is based in Minehead, took Andrew’s phone call early this year when he stated he wished to raise some money for Charity through his role in the PGA.
Glenn had also wanted to do the same as his youngest son Harry was looked after for the first seven weeks of his life by the Unit in Taunton when he was delivered six weeks prematurely last May.
Together Andrew and Glenn quickly joined forces and the TeeUp4Tots concept was born.
The event at Enmore Park is the flagship of a year of fundraising at many of the Regional PGA Pro Am’s hosted in the South West this year.
Some proven stars from various European Tour’s took part with Enmore Park’s David Dixon being joined by Minehead’s John Bickerton both former winner’s on the European Tour.
The aim for TeeUp4Tots is to raise £10K which will be split equally between the two Charities and it is hoped that the day at Enmore will be a great success and go a long way to achieving that target.
ENMORE Park Seniors began a busy week of three matches with an away trip to the Bristol and Clifton club.
On a course not dissimilar to their home parkland features, Enmore acquitted themselves well, coming away with a well deserved draw, each side gaining 3½ points.
Enmore’s points were won by Jim Potticary with Keith Norcutt (4 and 2), David Cousins with Iain Stewart (1 up), and three pairings gaining a half, namely Paul Waplington with Graham Pain, Mike Cavil with Phil Wood and Jess Lawrence with Peter Robinson.
The next day the seniors entertained near rivals from Oake Manor. On a warm, sultry day, Enmore prevailed by 5½ to 2½ – a welcome home victory.
John Parker with Graham Pain led the way with a fantastic win by 8 and 6.
Other points were won by Chris Meakin with David Pascoe (5 and 4), Peter Hamshere with Jim Symcox (2 and 1), and Tony Pomeroy with Jim Smith (also 2 and 1), while Jefferson Horsley with Ken Hunt were one up.
Christine Hannam, of Enmore Park, and Georgia Calvert, of Taunton & Pickeridge, won the Ladies Invitation Day.