Pro Am Report (2017) for AGM 2018
Our 2017 Pro-Am was played in windy but sunny conditions on Friday August 11th.
Thirty teams took part.
Local company James Jamieson Construction sponsored the event for the first time and they have agreed to be Main Sponsor again this year 2018.
One of the Tartan Tour pro’s Chris McMaster (Downfield) withdrew on the morning of the event and our own Michele Thomson very kindly took his place. Many thanks to Michele for this.
Greig Hutcheon (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) led the ‘Casa Freedom’ team comprising Kenny Cowe, John Garvie and Andrew Penny to victory with a score of 123. They just pipped ‘3 Joes and a Pro’ team by virtue of better inward half.
Graham Fox (Clydeway Golf) took the Professionals prize with a fine score of 64. This is the second time Fox has been leading professional. Both times shooting 64.
In his Post round speech Fox congratulated Bill Shepherd and the Greens staff for the fine condition of the course despite the tremendous amount of rain that had fallen in Ellon in the days running up to the event.
A healthy financial profit was made on the day.
A special mention to Martin Brockie and Sandra Brockie for their help in producing the Tournament brochure.
A lot more people help to make our long running Pro-Am the success that it is.
The Main Sponsor - James Jamieson Construction.
My Pro-Am Committee Anne Bowman, Dot Mackinnon, Shona Reid, Neil Whyte, Alan Barker, Andy Williamson and Sandy Aird.
Scottish PGA‘s Roy Murray & Tartan Tour Officials.
Bill Shepherd and his Greens Staff.
Darrall Mitchell and his Catering Staff.
Martyn Thomson and his Bar Staff.
Norman Little (Photographer).
Iain Campbell and the Club Council.
Frasers of Ellon (Brochure Sponsor).
Taylor Design Services (Clubhouse Sponsor).
Auction & Raffle items Donators.
Gents Section, Ladies Section, Seniors Section, Junior Section.
If I have missed anyone who helped, Apologies and Many thanks.
This year on Friday 10th August we celebrate our 30th Pro-Am and hopefully it will be another good day for the Club.