Open Amateur Golf Event, Sunday 13th May at Leasowe Golf Club

Playfair Events (PFE) first Open Amateur Golf Event of the 2018 golfing season took place on Sunday 13th May at Leasowe Golf Club, with Ezee Quit Wirral (who help keep golf courses clean and tidy), the lead event sponsor.

A sell-out success, the pairs BB competition kicked off on a glorious Wirral morning, with the Leasowe course, as always, in fantastic condition.

The event was at full capacity as PFE delivered a day in the life of a professional golfer and, as always, the combination of excitement and professionalism generated an awesome feel good factor, creating a day to remember for all concerned.

We had eagles and plenty of birdies along the way with some outstanding golf being played over the course of the day.

The luxury Lexus car was up for grabs on the par 3, 18th hole, and with the clubhouse balcony at Leasowe overlooking the green packed with spectators from midday onwards, the excitement continued to build.  Cheering every tee shot, they added to the already electric atmosphere, urging a hole in one and the car to be won, whilst our cameras recorded every shot into the green.

As the day unfolded our proxy marker was moved closer to the pin many times, which ended with Steve Mellor a mere 18 inches away from driving away in a new luxury Lexus motor courtesy of Lexus Chester. Mr Mellor did not leave empty handed, however, and after his amazing effort he walked away with a luxury weekend test drive of a fabulous Lexus RX. WOW!

We always ask our golf participants to arrive an hour early than their tee time, adding to the atmosphere around the 1st tee box and ensuring seamless timekeeping on the day.  Our golfers did not let us down, and the atmosphere on the 1st tee replicated the balcony on the 18th green it was electric, all golfers being cheered when their name was announced by our official starter, Radio City’s Mr Steve Weaver.

The tournament winners Carl Rowson and Mark Foxley both played a superb round scoring 48 points to claim first place outright (£200).  We had a tie for second place, with the standard countback rule separating Terry Myers and Dave Wilson in 2nd (£150) and Keith and Aaron Corner in 3rd place (£100) both scoring an impressive 45 points each, well done to you three pairs.

Mark Foxley & Carl Rowson

47pts

Terry Myers & Dave Wilson

45pts (Countback)

Keith Corner & Aaron Corner

45pts

Our PFE drone was out on the course capturing plenty super footage of our golfers, along with our stationed and hidden cameras. We can’t wait to view the finished productions, edited from over 100 hours of footage, recorded by our film crew Red 7 Film Productions, who as ever were simply outstanding on the day.

Our golfers enjoyed a complimentary drink courtesy of AlChemist Spirits which went down a treat, and to whom we’d like to say a huge thank you – it’s fantastic to have you on board, a super addition to our unique golf events.

A huge thank you to all season sponsors who help create the atmosphere on the day with feather flags on each tee box and monsoon banners on the 1st tee. Ezee Quit Wirral, Tom Ricketts Wealth Manager, Gusto Heswall, Whitfield Business Support, The Shankly Hotel, AlChemist Spirits, Willaston Physio, Beckys Brekkys, InPrint, Connor Builders, AP Broome Landscaping, MCA Security, Revitalaser Heswall, Lexus Chester, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, Major Golf Direct Moreton, Leasowe Golf Club and Andrew Ayre (Leasowe Golf Club PGA Professional).

Our next event (a singles event, stableford full handicap) takes place on Saturday 30th June at Eastham Lodge Golf Club, when once again PlayFair Events will be delivering a day in the life of a professional golfer to you the amateur.

All winners of our Leasowe event will be contacted via email week ending Friday 18th May.

Other Winners

Hole 3 Closest to Pin: Duncan Jones (2ft)

Hole 7 Landing Drive: Tony Jones (5ft)

Hole 12 Closest to Pin: Ian Roy (8 inches)

Hole 14 Landing Zone: Duncan Cameron (4ft)

Hole 17 Longest Drive: Dave Huyton

Hole 18 Closest to Pin: Steve Mellor (18 inches)

Putting Competition: Callum Roy

Raffle Winner – Macdonald Hotel & Resorts 4 Ball: Stan Burgess

All winners will be contacted by email week ending Friday 18th May.

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