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Guy Woodman storms to Newbury & Crookham Pro-Am success after fantastic round of five under par

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The 34th Newbury & Crookham Pro-Am saw 30 teams made up of three amateurs and one professional battled it out on last week.

The day was a huge success and once again Guy Woodman won the professional’s individual prize and took home the first prize of £1000.00 with a fantastic score of 64, five under par.

The next best score was two under par by Ian Campbell, Will Preece, Tom Hutchings, Damian Woodward and Alex Lodge.

Guy Woodman receiving his prize from club captain Ken Kenyon
Guy Woodman receiving his prize from club captain Ken Kenyon

The team prize was won by the Origin digital team of Team Professional, Guy Woodman, Jon Rhymes, Ben Rhymes and Mike Pearson on -17.

The Dragon Ashpalt team of Greg Blainey, Mike Cowley, Alison Blackmore and Nick Wood were second on countback from the team of Dusan Gavrilovic, Nick Copcutt, Matt Idiens and Philip Martin both teams scoring -16.

Mike Lennon and Ian Brotherston both scored net 64's in the Newbury & Crookham medal to finish tied for the lead, they will now play off over 18 holes to decide the winner.

Justin Harkness and Paul Hutchings were one shot further back with net 65's with the former taking third place due to his better back nine.

Hutchings had the best score of the players with handicap index's lower than 10 and won the George Brown Cup for his efforts.

Paul Lamb and Time Wehrle, who were both four up at the end of their round tied for the lead in the Newbury & Crookham Bogey, they will also require and 18 hole playoff to decide the winner.

Dave Middlemass, Jim Wilson and Richard Stewart were joint third on 3 up.

The Senior Ladies Open was held last week and £230 was raised for the Captains charity, Newbury Cancer Care.

The Breakthrough Brooch and Grandmothers Salver was also held last week.

Sam Whiting won the Brooch with Irene Witts winning the Salver.

Meanwhile, the 36-hole Eclectic was held.

Linda Hunt won the medal round in the morning with a nett 70 from Jo Grieve in second with nett 71 in Division 1.

Sheila Hayes won Division 2 with a nett 74.

It was all to play for in the afternoon with some great improvements.

Anita Lockyer came out best with a 14 shot improvement to end up with an eclectic score of nett 62, Louise Willson was second with nett 64 and Alison Blackmore third with nett 65.

Best reduction over the two rounds was Kerry Barlow with a 17 shot improvement.

Meanwhile, James Cameron shot a one-under-par 72 off the blue tees to win the Crawford Cup at West Berkshire Golf Club.

Playing off a handicap of two, Cameron’s net 70 was a single point clear of Mark Ridgill who, with gross 97, net 71 took second spot.

There followed a three-way tie on net 72 with the order of John Baron, gross 91, Derek Smith and Robert Camden, both gross 82, decided on countback

Andy Robbings won the men’s September senior medal with gross 81, net 73.

Bob Fagg took second spot with gross 90, net 73 while Geoff Pudner was third with gross 98, net 82.

Gale McAuley won Round 1 of the ladies’ Gillas Cup with 30 points.

Tina Mulford was second with 28, Georgie Seaman third on 24 and Sian Soanes fourth on 23.

Andy Morris with 39 points beat Steve Fisher on countback to win the men's Saturday stableford while Dan Read took third spot with 36.

In the team events, a remarkable sequence was ended when the Saturday inter-club friendly fixtures team experienced its first defeat since 2018 when losing 4½ to ½ away to Goring and Streatley.

Meanwhile, the seniors won 4-2 away to Witney Lakes and the mixed team won 5-1 at home to Oxford City.

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