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   Seniors’ joy                                                       Green light to tech rev                                                                                             Website latest
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     as PGA                                                        he PGA is set to become a trailblazer in tour-          Jackie Hitchcock, managing director of SkyCaddie
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    double up                                               T      nament golf after rubber-stamping the use of
                                                                   electronic rangefinders in all its events
                                                            including national championships.
                                                                                                                        UK, the PGA's official rangefinder, which has mapped
                                                                                                                        out more than 17,000 golf courses and is on track to
                                                                                                                        have 90 percent of the world's courses mapped by
                                                                                                                        the end of 2008, believes the PGA's backing of
                                                                                                                                                                                   Marshall’s media rockets.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Also on the site is a Find Your Pro section, daily
                                                                                                                                                                                   slideshows and more game improvement articles from
                                                                                                                                                                                   golf’s best coaches and players.
Carl Mason and Sam Torrance, who between                      The radical move by The Professional Golfers'                                                                        Bookmark if now and make www.pga.info
them have laid claim to the past five Order of              Association could pave the way to a golfing revolution      rangefinders can lead the way in the sport.                http://www.pga.info part of your daily routine.
Merit titles, will be among those welcoming the             across the world as leading tours attempt to tackle            "We're delighted the PGA has taken this decision as
launch of a new PGA tournament on the
European Seniors Tour.
                                                            the bugbear of slow play which frequently sees
                                                            rounds stretch well past the five-and-a-half-hour
                                                                                                                        it further validates that our technology gives golfers -
                                                                                                                        regardless of skill level - instant access to valuable            Pro’s hot picks
   The £175,000 Weston Homes PGA International              mark.                                                       information they need to play at the highest level,"
                                                                                                                                                                                    PGA professional Paul Diamond of Penrhos Golf & Country
Seniors takes its bow on the Seniors Tour at Stoke            Among the high profile PGA tournaments where              she said.                                                   Club selects his top three courses for the PGA e-bulletin.
by Nayland from September 12-14, following a three          rangefinders will be allowed are the Irish PGA                 "Professional golfers on Tour never play competi-        1 Royal St David’s. I just love links courses and this is just one
year agreement between the Professional Golfers’            Championship, won last year by defending Open               tively without this type of information because they        of those typical links courses. You can’t beat the views of the
Association and the title sponsor.                          champion Padraig Harrington, the Scottish PGA               have caddies and the courses are marked with refer-         castle and coast either.
   Mason and Torrance have both won the PGA                 Championship and the Glenmuir PGA Professional              ence points for their benefit. Now recreational golfers     2 Aberdovey. People tend to play the big name courses yet
Seniors Championship at the East Anglian venue, in          Championship.                                               can have the same information without the wasting           there are so many other wonderful courses to play and this is
                                                                                                                                                                                    one of them. Again, a tremendous links course, where I have
2007 and 2006 respectively.                                   Approval for use of all distance measuring devices        time which slows the game.”                                 had a few good days out.
   The 54-hole event, which carries a first prize of        was agreed at the PGA's executive committee meet-                                                                       3 Royal Liverpool. I was brought up across the road at the
£26,250, will also provide additional opportunities for     ing with other leading golf bodies expected to monitor                                                                  municipal in Hoylake but I caddied plenty of times at Royal
club professionals who finish among the leading             closely the success of the scheme.                                                                                      Liverpool and the place just holds a lot of fond memories for
places at the PGA Senior Club Professional                    The decision to give the green light to rangefinders                                                                  me.
Championship in May.                                        followed a successful trial at last year's PGA Fourball                                                                CONTENTS
   Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of the PGA, wel-            Championship with handheld SkyCaddies (the PGA's
comed both the announcement and the support of              official rangefinder). More than 100 of the finalists                                                                  Page 2: Review of Abu Dhabi Championship & The
Weston Homes.                                               carried them with 55 of 78 pros quizzed responding                                                                     USPGA Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
   He said: “We’re thrilled to be able to host a second     positively with many citing how their use sped up                                                                      Page 3: Preview of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters
event on the European Seniors Tour, and also to             yardage calculations and the decision making
welcome on board Weston Homes for what we hope              process.                                                                                                               & PGA Articles
proves a long, happy and successful partnership.”             They have also been used with a wide degree of                                                                       Page 4: PGA Articles and Ryder Cup Tables
   Robert Weston, Chairman of Weston Homes, said            success on the PGA Europro Tour and PGA chief
he hoped the deal marked a milestone in the com-            executive Sandy Jones welcomed the decision.                                                                           TV Highlights
pany’s history, the beginning of a long association           "I'm aware a number of traditionalists might well be
with the Seniors Tour, and a move into the sport’s          appalled by this decision but the evidence suggests                                                                    Thursday
“big league”.                                               that using rangefinders really helps improve pace of                                                                   European Tour: Qatar Masters (Sky Sports 2, 8am; Sky
   He said: “It is an absolute thrill to have secured the   play so it is difficult to see why such a decision should                                                              Sports 1, 12pm). USPGA Tour: Buick International
title sponsorship of the Weston Homes PGA                   be detrimental to the game," he said.                                                                                  (Setanta Golf/Setanta Ireland, 8pm).
International Seniors and to be involved with the             "Slow play in professional and amateur golf has                                                                      Friday
launch of this new golfing event.                           increasingly become an issue and we've taken the                                                                       European Tour: Qatar Masters (Sky Sports 2, 8am and
     “Weston Homes has been involved in the spon-           decision to embrace technology in a bid to resolve                                                                     12pm). USPGA Tour: Buick International (Setanta Golf,
                                                                                                                                                                                   8pm). Champions Tour: Turtle Bay Classic (Setanta Golf
sorship of local PGA events for many years, and will        this problem and increase enjoyment of the game.                                                                       11pm).
continue to do so. But we are taking our commit-              "The single biggest advantage of rangefinders is
ment to the sport one step further by venturing into        that you can take an accurate yardage from any point                                                                   Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                   European Tour: Qatar Masters (Sky Sports 2, 9.30am).
the big league, and committing to the Seniors Tour          on the golf course - whether you're ideally placed in                                                                  USPGA Tour: Buick International (Setanta Golf/Setanta
for the next three years.”                                  the middle of the fairway or stuck in trouble in the                                                                   Sports 1 8pm). Champions Tour: Turtle Bay Classic
     Susanna Rendall, Managing Director of the Stoke        trees.                                                                                                                 (Setanta Golf 11pm).
by Nayland Hotel said: “Having staged the PGA                 "As we see slow play is often caused by golfers                                                                      Sunday
Seniors Championships for the past two years we             straying into trouble and the caddie or player then                                                                    European Tour: Qatar Masters (Sky Sports 2, 9.30am).
feel we have both the experience and enhanced               having to pace off the yardages. With rangefinders it                                                                  USPGA Tour: Buick International (Setanta Golf/Setanta
facilities to do justice to such a major European tour-     saves all the fiddling about and consultation of the                                                                   Sports 1 8pm). Champions Tour: Turtle Bay Classic
nament.”                                                    yardage book, hence speeding up play."                      HIGH TECH: Rangefinder                                     (Setanta Golf 11.30pm).


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European Tour
ABU DHABI CHAMPIONSHIP
                                               Kaymer cool on Cup prospects                                                                                              DJ is turning
                                            G
                                                      erman youngster Martin Kaymer played
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates
17 - 20 January 2008
Leading final round scores and totals
                                                      down his Ryder Cup hopes despite leaping
                                                      up the standings after capturing a maiden
                                            Tour title in impressive style at the Abu Dhabi Golf
                                                                                                                                                                          the tables
                                                                                                                                                                            J Trahan clawed back a four-stroke deficit to win
(Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 72):
273 Martin Kaymer (Ger) 66 65 68 74
277 Lee Westwood 69 73 65 70
                                            Championship.
                                               After calmly dominating the world-class field for the
                                            first three days with a virtually flawless performance,
                                            the 23-year-old claimed the wire-to-wire victory
                                                                                                                                                                      D     the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic by three shots.

                                                                                                                                                                        Trahan, who earned 918,000 US dollars (£470,016) for
      Henrik Stenson (Swe) 67 70 69 71                                                                                                                                his second career victory, shot a final round seven-under-
                                               yesterday despite a final round two-over-par 74                                                                        par 65 for a five-day total of 26 under.
278 Richard Finch 71 70 69 68               handing second-placed Henrik Stenson and Lee
      Ignacio Garrido (Spa) 69 70 70 69                                                                                                                                 Overnight leader Justin Leonard blew the chance to
                                            Westwood a brief glimmer of hope.                                                                                         claim his 12th career victory after carding consecutive
      Peter Hedblom (Swe) 69 70 69 70          But Kaymer, in his second season on the European                                                                       bogeys at the start of the back nine, losing his four-shot
279 James Kingston (Rsa) 71 68 72 68        Tour after winning the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the                                                                     advantage by the 11th hole.
      Scott Strange (Aus) 72 71 66 70       Year trophy in 2007, held his nerve despite seeing his                                                                      The 1997 Open champion finished runner-up after and
280 Ian Poulter 70 70 73 67                 six-stroke overnight lead cut to two with six holes                                                                       even-par 72 overall, while Kenny Perry and Anthony Kim
      Paul McGinley 72 71 66 71             remaining to move up to ninth on the European Ryder                                                                       finished four strokes off the pace in third after both carded
281 Robert Karlsson (Swe) 68 72 70 71       Cup Points list after completing the four-stroke victory.     ABU DHABI CHAMPION: Martin Kaymer                           a 66.
                                               ``I have goals, I want to win more tournaments and                                                                       “I'm very proud of the way I played,” Trahan said.
      Rory McIlroy 73 71 69 68              everybody is asking me if I want to play in the Ryder           far, and there will be some parts in my career that are
      Alexander Noren (Swe) 70 72 69 70                                                                   still a little weak and I know that. But these guys are       “I knew it was going to be a hard-fought day. I had to go
                                            Cup. Of course I want to play in the Ryder Cup, but I’m                                                                   out there and shoot a low number and I did that.”
      Luke Donald 71 73 67 70               not really expecting it yet,’’ said Kaymer, who also          good for many, many years and I’ve only been on Tour
                                                                                                          for two years.’’                                              In two previous appearances at this five-round pro-am
      Oliver Fisher 72 71 69 69             moved into the top 35 on the world rankings, a position                                                                   event, Trahan failed to make the cut for the final day and
      Padraig Harrington 72 72 69 68        which should see him reach his goal of securing his             Kaymer has came close to winning a European Tour
                                                                                                          crown in the past after standing on the 18th tee at         managed only one score in the 60s in eight rounds.
282 Anthony Wall 71 69 65 77                place at next month’s World Match Play in Arizona.                                                                          His only other win was at the Southern Farm Bureau
      Steve Webster 70 68 71 73                ``If I can play, that would be unbelievable. It would be   August’s Scandinavian Masters only for a double-
                                                                                                                                                                      Classic in 2006.
                                            awesome. But the goal for the next year is to win more        bogey to hand Mikko Ilonen the crown, while he was in
      Richard Green (Aus) 75 68 73 66                                                                                                                                   Leonard's four-stroke advantage with 18 holes to play
                                            tournaments.                                                  the final pair at the Celtic Manor Wales Open last year
      Ricardo Gonzalez (Arg) 71 70 72 69                                                                                                                              looked insurmountable, especially when he posted a
                                               ``It’s my second season on the Tour and everything         before a final round one-over-par 70 scuppered his          three-under 33 on the front nine and was three strokes up
      Peter Lawrie 73 70 70 69              has worked very well so                                       chances.
      Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 73 69 68 72                                                                                                                                 with nine holes to play.
283 Adam Scott (Aus) 68 74 71 70                       Women’s World Cup                                                  Champions Tour                              USPGA Tour
      Colin Montgomerie 72 72 68 71
      Jamie Donaldson 70 71 71 71           The Philippines out played 19 other teams to                  Fred Funk is proving to be the bane of both the             BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC
      Maarten Lafeber (Ned) 74 69 68 72     earn a two stroke victory at the Women’s World                PGA and Champions Tour after landing the                    Classic Club, Palm Desert, California
      Simon Dyson 73 71 68 71               Cup of Golf.                                                  Champions Tour's season-opening MasterCard                  16 - 20 January 2008
      Thomas Levet (Fra) 70 72 68 73        Playing together in the tournament for the third time,        Championship on - birdieing the final two holes             Leading final round scores and totals
      Andrew McLardy (Rsa) 71 72 69 71      Dorothy Delasin and Jennifer Rosales fired a 65 in            for a two-stroke victory over Allen Doyle                   (USA unless stated, par 72):
                                            the first round of betterball on the Gary Player              The 51-year-old Funk, coming off a 10th-place tie           334 D.J. Trahan 67 64 68 70 65
284 Daniel Vancsik (Arg) 71 71 73 69                                                                                                                                  337 Justin Leonard 68 64 67 66 72
      Leif Westerberg (Swe) 72 73 69 70     Course at Sun City in South Africa. They shot 68 in           last week in the PGA Tour's Sony Open, finished
                                                                                                          with a 21-under 195 total for his third Champions           338 Kenny Perry 66 72 65 66 69
      Paul Lawrie 70 73 71 70               the foursomes and sealed their victory with another                                                                              Anthony Kim 69 67 67 66 69
      Phillip Archer 71 68 73 72            seven under par 65 in the final betterball matches            Tour victory.                                               339 Steve Elkington (Aus) 66 68 69 67 69
285 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 70 70 72 73      for a total of 18 under par 198.                              His success on both tours has put him between a                    Ryan Moore 75 64 67 67 66
      Soren Hansen (Den) 71 71 74 69        They played their final nine holes in six-under-par           rock and a hard place with neither of his rivals keen              Chez Reavie 69 68 67 70 65
      Mark Foster 70 70 69 76               30, and Delasin birdied each of the last four holes,          to see him line up against them.                            341 Brett Rumford (Aus) 67 68 69 67 70
      Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 71 74 68 72    capping a phenomenal week of team play.                       Players on the 50-and-over circuit have encouraged                 Charley Hoffman 68 72 71 63 67
                                            The South Korean team of Ji-Yai Shin and Eun-Hee              Funk to stick to the PGA Tour, where he won the                    Vaughn Taylor 70 68 68 69 66
      Paul Sheehan (Aus) 73 72 70 70
                                            Lee finished second on 16-under with a closing 67.            Mayakoba Golf Classic last year.                                   Boo Weekley 69 70 62 69 71
286 Francesco Molinari (Ita) 73 71 71 71                                                                                                                              342 Dustin Johnson 67 69 72 63 71
      Mikko Ilonen (Fij) 70 74 70 72        Taiwan and Japan tied for third place on 13-under.            "Then I go to the PGA Tour and they all say, 'What
                                            Taiwan carded a 68 while Japan shot 65. France                are you doing out here. You're supposed to be out                  Ben Crane 66 69 69 67 71
      Rhys Davies 73 71 72 70                                                                                                                                                Robert Allenby (Aus) 73 69 68 64 68
                                            shot 67 and finished fifth on 11-under-par.                   there,"' he said. "I'm confused."
      John Bickerton 71 70 71 74                                                                                                                                             Nicholas Thompson 68 70 68 66 70

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                  Preview                           News
QATAR MASTERS
Doha GC, Doha
                                                 Moore the merrier for Emma Ross ready for
Qatar
24-27 January 2008
                                                 A talented teenager, who emerged from the shad-
                                                 ows to land a place among the stars of the Ladies
                                                                                                               “I’ve always taken her to play in tournaments against
                                                                                                            much better players and she thrives in that situation.             Seniors title
                                                 European Tour, has paid tribute to her PGA profes-         The main thing is to learn from the experience so that if   Tartan Tour stalwart Ross Drummond believes he is finally
                                                 sional coach.                                              and when she goes down the professional route she’ll        ready to win a title on the European stage - having spent
                                                   Emma Goddard eschewed the traditional county route       know what it’s all about.”                                  more than 30 years trying.
                                                 to stay with Graham Moore and is reaping the benefits         “She has improved mentally and we’ve been working           The Paisley veteran, 51, highlighted his debut season on
                                                 following success at the Faldo Series U18s which has       on her attitude so she doesn’t get wound up or uptight      the European Seniors Tour in 2007 with seven top-10 finish-
                                                 earned her a start in one of the LET events.               if things go wrong but she knows that,” he added. “It is    es to claim sixth place on the order of merit with earnings of
                                                   The 16-year-old from Halewood in Liverpool has flour-    an age thing.”                                              over £121,000.
                                                 ished at Moore’s Cheshire-based Vale Royal                    Goddard has a golf scholarship lined up at Colorado         Drummond, who joined the pro ranks in 1975, was twice a
                                                 Millennium Junior Golf Club which plays at Knights         State University in 2010 but this year is looking for a     runner-up on the main European circuit in the 1990s and
                                                 Grange and Hartford.                                       return to the Callaway Junior World Golf                    victory again eluded him during last year's seniors cam-
                                                   “Emma felt she wanted to stay with me and her suc-       Championships where she will be one of a number of          paign as he finished second in both the Ryder Cup Wales
                                                 cess proves there’s more than one way to get where         Moore pupils competing.                                     Open and the Scottish Seniors Open.
                                                 you want to be,” said Moore.                                  Moore is a regular face at the Open Junior Golf             With a season of experience among the ‘Golden Oldies’
                                                   Goddard already has a handicap of plus 0.2 and           Centre where PGA pros give upwards of 1,000 free les-       now under his belt, the four-time Scottish PGA champion is
                                                 Moore believes she won’t be fazed by competing             sons during Open week and operates golf schools             hopeful the new year can bring the ultimate reward.
2007 WINNER: Retief Goosen                       against the LET’s best players.                            around the world for adults and children.                      He said: "It has been a very satisfying year on the whole.
                                                   “Her ball-striking ability matches anyone on tour,” he      His plans for the 2008 season include 16 one-day         I felt before I joined the tour that I could do well but you're
QATAR MASTERS 2007                               added.                                                     events and one two-day event throughout the UK.             never sure until you get out there and start playing.
25-28 January 2007                                                                                                                                                         "I managed a sixth place finish in my first event in
                                                                                                                                                                        Barbados. That gave me a lot of confidence and made me
(Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 72):                                                                                                                                      realise I would be OK and could compete on the circuit.
273 Retief Goosen (Rsa) 65 68 71 69                                                                                                                                        "The weakness has been the putting. Over the season, I
274 Nick O'Hern (Aus) 66 69 69 70                                                                                                                                       had about three really good chances to win an event but my
275 Ernie Els (Rsa) 69 71 68 67                                                                                                                                         putting let me down when it really mattered.
276 Graeme McDowell 73 68 68 67                                                                                                                                            "The standard on the seniors tour is very good but having
      Richard Green (Aus) 68 65 71 72                                                                                                                                   been there or thereabouts a few times during season I feel I
      Stuart Appleby (Aus) 70 69 71 66                                                                                                                                  have the ability to win a title. Hopefully that will be sooner
277 Andres Romero (Arg) 70 71 67 69                                                                                                                                     rather than later."
      Henrik Stenson (Swe) 68 68 70 71
278 Wen-Chong Liang (Chn) 69 67 72 70                                                                                                                                   World Golf Rankings (21/01/08)
      Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 71 67 72 68
279 Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 72 69 66 72                                                                                                                                      POS     PLAYER                    COUNTRY            PTS
      Paul Lawrie 69 67 71 72                                                                                                                                           1        Tiger Woods                     (USA)       18.44
      Chris DiMarco (USA) 73 66 71 69                                                                                                                                   2        Phil Mickelson                  (USA)        8.43
      David Lynn 73 69 71 66                                                                                                                                            3        Steve Stricker                  (USA)        6.82
      Oliver Fisher 73 68 70 68                                                                                                                                         4        Jim Furyk                       (USA)        6.36
280 Nick Dougherty 68 71 71 70                                                                                                                                          5        Ernie Els                          (SA)      6.18
      Paul McGinley 71 68 72 69                                                                                                                                         6        Justin Rose                      (Eng)       6.00
      Peter O'Malley (Aus) 73 67 67 73                                                                                                                                  7        KJ Choi                           (Kor)      5.81
                                                                                                                                                                        8        Adam Scott                       (Aus)       5.49
Previous Winners                                                                                                                                                        9        Rory Sabbatini                     (SA)      5.36
2007    Retief Goosen    2002   Adam Scott                                                                                                                              10       Padraig Harrington                  (Ire)    5.27
                                                                                                                                                                        11       Vijay Singh                         (Fij)    4.98
2006   Henrik Stenson    2001   Tony Johnstone                                                                                                                          12       Sergio Garcia                    (Spa)       4.70
2005   Ernie Els         2000   Rolf Muntz                                                                                                                              13       Geoff Ogilvy                     (Aus)       4.41
2004   Joakim Haeggman   1999   Paul Lawrie                                                                                                                             14       Angel Cabrera                     (Arg)      4.20
2003   Darren Fichardt   1998   Andrew Coltart   TOP COACH: Graham Moore (centre) gives a golfing lesson watched by HRH Duke of York                                    15       Henrik Stenson                  (Swe)        4.17

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   News

          Bennett’s European role                                                                                         West Country                                             Ryder Cup race
                                                                                                                                                                                   THE QUEST to make Nick Faldo’s Ryder Cup team
A PGA professional with one of the most comprehen-
sive CVs in golf has taken up the duties as the PGAs
of Europe's first-ever full-time director of education.
                                                          ence of having initiated and supervised the PGA
                                                          national training programme that now operates suc-
                                                          cessfully in Portugal, where he has lived and worked
                                                                                                                           wonders                                                 picks up pace from now until the naming of the
                                                                                                                                                                                   team in September. Keep tabs on who’s in the
                                                                                                                                                                                   shake-up in the PGA ebulletin.
                                                          for many years.                                             The Gloucester and Somerset PGA Medal series teed off
  Tony Bennett, PGA Master Professional and                                                                           at the seaside with Burnham & Berrow and Minehead             European Ryder Cup Points Tables
Commander of the Order of Merit in Portugal, has            "A long-term aim of the PGAs of Europe is to have a
                                                          full-time, appropriately-qualified specialist responsible   hosting the opening two events.
traded his voluntary roles as a member of the PGAs                                                                      Victory was shared in the opening event at B & B with      World Points List
of Europe board and its education committee, to a         for each of our main activities," explained chief execu-                                                                 Pos    Player                                           Points
                                                          tive Ian Randell.                                           former Burnham assistant, Mark Plummer (Players Club)
salaried staff appointment.                                                                                           and England international amateur Chris Wood (Long           1      Justin Rose                                      120.83
                                                            "Of these, education is our number one priority and
  With the importance of education programmes to          we now have, in Tony, an individual who has devoted         Ashton)topping the leaderboard with one-under-par 70s.       2      Daniel Chopra                                    102.25
the 37 member countries increasing annually the           his career to the subject.                                    Burnham’s tournament professional Lee Corfield was         3      Lee Westwood                                      95.09
need for a full-time appointment became paramount           "Tony's CV is already as impressive as it gets, yet       third on level par 71, while the Challenge Tour member       4      Ian Poulter                                       74.66
and Bennett was the ideal candidate.                      he is still in the process of adding a university mas-      won the birdie sweep with five birdies of which four of      5      Nick Dougherty                                    62.77
  As an education-motivated pro he has the experi-        ter's degree to that experience and expertise."             these came on the back nine!                                 6      Søren Hansen                                      58.72
                                                                                                                        David Haines (Brean) and George Ryall (Players Club)       7      Miguel Angel Jimenez                              58.36

             Top duo                                                                                                  shared fourth place on 72.
                                                                                                                        A few days later along the coast Ryall found his touch
                                                                                                                      as round of 65 secured a two-stroke victory over Corfield.
                                                                                                                                                                                   8
                                                                                                                                                                                   9
                                                                                                                                                                                   10
                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert Karlsson
                                                                                                                                                                                          Steve Webster
                                                                                                                                                                                          Padraig Harrington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            51.57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            48.42
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            48.07

             team up
                                                                                                                        Andrew March (Burnham & Berrow) took third place on
                                                                                                                      69, two ahead of John Goymer (Wheathill).                    European Points List
                                                                                                                      ❑ Ferndown assistant professional Scott Godfrey              Pos    Player                                         Points
                                                                                                                      hailed his 12-handicap amateur partner Simon Brouard         1      Justin Rose                                1133349.78
Two of the south’s top golfers - Jon Bevan and                                                                                                                                     2      Lee Westwood                               1125841.12
Michael Watson - have joined forces at the Wessex                                                                     as they won the opening Bournemouth Alliance meet-
                                                                                                                      ing of the year.                                             3      Nick Dougherty                              751139.50
Golf Centre.                                                                                                                                                                       4      Steve Webster                               686249.80
  "We are both down here as players but we are                                                                          Brouard improved the team score on ten holes as the
also here to try and increase and enhance the driv-                                                                   pair carded a net ten-under-par 60 to win the Alf Perry      5      Robert Karlsson                             645064.70
ing range from a lessons point of view,” said Bevan.                                                                  Betterball Trophy at Knighton Heath.                         6      Søren Hansen                                595175.06
  "Michael is a great addition. We are two of the                                                                       They pipped Canford Magna’s Paul Jones and Alan            7      Søren Kjeldsen                              576451.40
more high-profile golfers and teachers in the South                                                                   Rowles (Dudsbury) for the main prize on countback.           8      Miguel Angel Jimenez                        560957.12
West and anyone who comes down here to use the                                                                        Dudsbury assistant Adam Sawyer and Paul Torrible             9      Martin Kaymer                               534876.41
covered range when it is completed should benefit."                                                                   (Broadstone) were third on 61.                               10     Phillip Archer                              511615.19
  On the course both had good year’s with Bevan                                                                       ❑ There was something inevitable about pro Nick              *five to qualify off world list, five off European list, plus two
                                                                                                                      Williams and captain Kenton Williams claiming the            wildcards *Bold indicates players in qualifying positions
making the cut at last year’s Open and playing a key
role in the Great Britain & Ireland PGA Cup team                                                                      honours in the opening Cornwall County Professional
last September.                                           NEW ROLE: Tony Bennett                                      Golfers’ Alliance – given it was on their home track of
  Watson also had a good year winning plenty of                                                                       St Enodoc.
prize money in some big tournaments, while he fin-
ished third alongside his partner Martyn Thompson
in the Glenbrae PGA Fourball Championship sup-
                                                           Blemish-free                                                 The duo chalked up an impressive 41 stableford
                                                                                                                      points to secure a two point victory over Falmouth pro
                                                                                                                      Nick Rogers and amateur
ported by SkyCaddie, a competition the pair won in
2005 at Hesketh.
  Watson said: "I am looking forward to working with
Jon. The potential here at the Wessex Golf Centre is
                                                          round for Lyttle                                              Trevose touring professional Philip Rowe, who
                                                                                                                      claimed the individual pro award, partnered Brian Joy
                                                                                                                      from his former club West Cornwall into third.
                                                                                                                      ❑ Fingle Glen's Paul Hendriksen defied the weather to
                                                          Colin Lyttle overcame the conditions to post a blem-
massive and Jon is an excellent teacher.                  ish-free round in Ping PGA Ulster Golfers' Alliance         win the Devon PGA medal at Yelverton.
  "Weymouth Golf Club will always be part of my life      outing at Kirkistown Castle.                                Hendrickson, who was just one of three players to
but things were not quite happening there for me,           The big Ballyclare Club professional carded a four-       break par, claimed the honour with a round of 68.
teaching was very quiet and needs must as they            under-par 57 from the reduced competition with the            Exeter’s Chris Gill was second on 69 followed by
say. Jon asked me to come over here and I just            9th and 10th scrapped so the tournament could be            Downes Crediton professional Barry Austin who
could not refuse.”                                        completed.                                                  returned 70 - ten shots outside his course record score
                                                                                                                      of 60.                                                       TOP OF THE TABLE: Justin Rose leads the way
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