THE Minchinhampton Old Course Pro-Am was competed for by 51 teams of four, including a PGA professional.

The odds at 6.50am, the first starting time, that six teams would tie the event at the end of play would have been very long, but that is exactly how it turned out.

At the half-way point, three teams - N.Usher, Maplan UK and Turmec Engineering - were level on twelve under par, with three more teams closely following on eleven under. Global Furniture, the Kings Head at Kingscourt and 1st Call Auto Rentals were all pushing hard to improve their position on the back nine.

The team sponsored by Harman Smith Wealth Management led the ladies’ event on level par with Jessica Bradley being the leading professional on one under par. Another first-time visitor to the old course, Rhianna Thomas, was plus 1 close behind Jessica.

In the men’s professional section, Tom Motley from South Cerney G.C. led the way on five under closely followed by Joe Ferguson, Guiseppi Licata and Daniel Carter on four under.

At the end of a long golfing day, 8pm saw the final team arrive back at the clubhouse. After the scores were analysed it showed that six teams had tied their scores on seventeen under par. The count-back system was then applied and first place was given to Connect Logistics with Global Furniture and 1st Call Auto Rentals second and third, respectively.

The ladies’ team event was won by the Harman Smith-sponsored team and their professional Jessica Bradley became the first lady in twenty-one years to break par on the Old Course, finishing on three under par.

Ross Langdon from Brickhampton Court, the 2016 winner, prevailed again to win the Pro-Am on six under, closely followed by three players on five under, Giuseppe Licata, Thomas Motley and Jon Bevan.

On a day of good scoring, Licata and Melding each had two eagles while Bevan carded nine birdies with Carter and Bebb having six each. Twenty-six players bettered par in 2018

The Old Course, once again, are indebted to its members for various assistance around the course and would like to publicly thank their leading sponsors, namely; Geoff Allen, Autocrafts, Connect Logistics, Edgeworth and Company, and Rover European, for their generous support in staging this popular event.