The 25th annual Seaside Pro/Am golf event held at Bridlington Golf Club was declared a resounding success and enjoyed by all the Professional and Amateur golfers taking part. Over the years the Seaside Pro/Am event has become the flagship event in the Yorkshire Professional Golfers Calendar.
Event Organiser Anthony Howarth said “The event was a resounding success and thankfully the weather stayed kind to us during the day. The golf course was in fantastic condition and set up to challenge both the Professional and Amateur golfers alike. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to the main sponsors of the event Golf Buggies GB for their continued support.”
In total forty one golf professionals from around the North of England graced the fairways at Bridlington Golf Club and one hundred and twenty three amateurs joined them to make up the four man teams.
The “Bridlington Free Press Trophy” and cheque for £1,000, presented to the leading Professional was won by in form local Bridlington Professional Golfer Alex Belt (Bridlington GC). He won with a very solid round of 68 (3 under Par) to take the winner’s cheque.
The keenly contested Lloyd Dowson Team Trophy was eventually won by the team representing Cottingham Golf Club consisting of Cottingham Golf Club professional Alex Boyton and amateur members Rob Logan, Gav Mennell & Adam Barnes. They scored a very impressive team score of 126 (16 under Par) to win by the narrowest margin of one shot.
All the fantastic prizes up for grabs throughout the day were presented to the winners at the end of day Prize Presentation by Bridlington Golf Club.
During the prizegiving many people were thanked for helping make the day such a huge success. Those thanked included the officials from the Yorkshire PGA, the Catering staff, Bar staff, Viv & Tony Stevenson and Jane Howarth in the Halfway House, plus Tony Howarth and the many members who helped and generously offered their services throughout the day. The Greenkeepers were particularly praised for the condition of the course.
The 2021 event will take place on Friday 3rd June 2022.
Professional Individual Results (Par 71)
1st Alex Belt (Bridlington GC) 68
2nd= Jason Ripley (Rother Valley DR) 70
2nd= Jonathan Thompson (Rotherham) 70
4th = Michael Ramsden (Renishaw Park) 71
4th = James Maw (Rockcliffe) 71
Lloyd Dowson Team Trophy
1st Cottingham GC
Rob Logan, Gav Mennell, Adam Barnes & Pro Alex Boyton (Cottingham)
2nd Par then Bar 127
Kevin Bertie, Darryl Tate, Sienna Bowers & Pro Michael Ramsden (Renishaw Park)
3rd Team Atkinson 127
Steve Atkinson, Richard Falkingham, Simon Crabtree & Pro Joe Allenby (Country Golf)
4th Team Pearce 130
Jonathan Pearce, Todd Pearce, Andrew Pearce & Pro Nigel Pearce (Sleaford)
5th RS Performance Golf 131
Brent Stables, Mick Hall, James Webber & Pro Rudy Stables (Silkstone)
6th Adams Construction 131
Paul Miller, John Kilvington, Richard Medforth & Pro James Walsh (The Oaks)
7th Linford Civil Engineering 131
Harry Linford, Jason Harris, Joe Watson & Pro Greg Hyde (Peter Cowen GC)
8th Alpine Windows 132
Tim Moore, Jamies Sellars, Martin Cox & Pro Andy Herridge (Golf VIP)
9th Crow Chimps 132
Ian Clarke, Chris Atkinson, Nick Muffett & Pro Alex Belt (Bridlington GC)
10th Snainton Golf Centre 134
Taylor Whitham, Adam Morris, Ben Rowe & Pro Tom Duck (Snainton DR)
Nearest the Pin at the 2nd Hole (Amateur) J Pearce 418cm
Nearest the Pin 9th Hole (Professional) J Thompson 11ft 3 inches
Nearest the Pin at the 11th Hole (Amateur) S Crabtree 259.5cm
Longest Drive at the 12th Hole (Amateur) J Webber
Nearest the Pin at the 15th Hole (Amateur) R Stopford 6ft 2 inches
Longest Drive at the 18th Hole (Professional) R Bundy