Following on from an immensely successful debut last year, the Burhill Pro Am returns on the 28th June featuring an exciting and unique Nearest the Pin Shootout finale.
Proudly supported once again by Silver Key Developments, the tournament is one of the highlights of The PGA in England South’s schedule, and with an inviting £25,000 prize fund, it’s filling up fast.
Hosted on the championship New Course at Burhill Golf Club, each team is comprised of one PGA Professional and three male or female amateur golfers. Teams of three are invited to enter the 18-hole fourball better-ball event, with entry fees costing £600 per team or £450 per team for Burhill members.
Last year, the inaugural Burhill Pro-Am saw four players, including Burhill’s own James Winstanley, tie for the Professional’s title while Royal Wimbledon’s Jack Stevenson claimed the first bonus shootout prize.
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Top professionals from the across the country will once again compete for the £15,000 first prize this year; one of the biggest cheques of the year on the PGA England South schedule.
The Pro-Am begins with a shotgun start at 11am, followed by the showpiece Nearest The Pin Shootout at the par-three 18th in front of the Georgian mansion clubhouse.
Every PGA Professional takes part, with each player allowed just one attempt and the player hitting their ball closest to the pin going home with a £5,000 cash bonus prize.
Neil Everest, Chairman of Silver Key Developments Ltd, commented: “It is an honour to sponsor an event at such a wonderful and prestigious Golf Club.
“Our aim was always to create the best and most relaxed Pro-Am event on the PGA circuit with the largest prize fund with an element of spectacle to set us apart from other Pro-Ams. The day finishes up with a gourmet barbeque on the terrace overlooking the dramatic shootout on the 18th green and culminates with the prize giving ceremony.”
Speaking about hosting the event for a second year Dubravka Griffiths, Burhill Golf Club’s General Manager, commented: “I’m delighted that we are running the Pro-Am again. It was such a success last year, filled with drama and excitement, so I’m looking forward to welcoming all the professional and amateur players to Burhill once again.
“We are expecting another great response to the Pro-Am and with many top PGA Professionals signed up it will be an unmissable experience. It would not have been possible without the support of Silver Key Developments, so we are very thankful to them.”
For more information, contact Daniel Dodd, Golf Services Manager at Burhill on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01932 227 345 to book your place.
Visit https://pgagbi.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgagbi19/event/pgagbi19393/index.htm to download the entry form.