Knutsford Golf Club hosted the highly anticipated PGA Cheshire and North West Pro-Am competition on Sunday 22nd of August, with participants competing for prizes in Professional and Team categories.
Teams comprising of three amateurs and one PGA professional set out on the magnificent 9-hole course, posting fantastic results.
In the Professional Contest, Phillip Archer, of Poulton Park Golf Club scored an incredible 61 (-9) result, securing his victory. Second place was awarded to Ian Ridgway, professional at Disley Golf Club scoring 67 (-3), and joint third with 69 (-1) to Jason Dransfield, Lewis Johnson, Adam Powell and Matthew Tottney.
In the team competition, the Presidents Team triumphed with a combined 125 (- 15). Congratulations to Professional Lewis Johnson, and Amateurs Knutsford Golf Club President, David Wilkinson; his son, Simon Wilkinson; and past captain, David Kelly.
In second place, C & HRS Ltd. with 127 (-13) comprising Professional Ian Ridgway and Amateurs Nigel Jenkins, Ian Gray and Kurt Nielson.
Third place was awarded to 3DI scoring 128 (-12) winning on a back 9 playoff, with Professional Jason Dransfield and Amateurs Dexter Dyer, Dylan Dyer and Chris Sutton.
Speaking after the event, Dan Huxley, PGA Tournament Controller said: “The PGA and its professionals always look forward to participating in the Knutsford Pro-Am and this year was no different. Despite a few morning showers, the weather improved to everyone’s delight, and the course held up fantastically.
We saw some amazing scoring both in the professional contest and the team Pro-Am, and pay our congratulations to all winners. I’d like to personally thank Bob Sutton for being a pleasure to work with and organising such a successful event, and we at the PGA are already eager to return for next year’s Knutsford Pro-Am.”
Knutsford Golf Club Honorary Secretary, Peter Gough, said: “We are privileged to continue to strengthen our relationship with the PGA. The annual Pro-Am competition is a highlight of the calendar for members and local companies who bring their guests to enjoy our course and hospitality. We thank the PGA and its professionals for their excellent work and support, as we begin to look eagerly ahead to next year’s event.”