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11th September 2017

Woodman is the Champion Golfer

Guy Woodman continued a great run of form by winning the BB&O Professionals Championship.

The Blue course at Frilford Heath was always going to prove a tough challenge on a windy showery day buy Guy after starting with a solid but unspectacular +2 74 turned up the heat in the afternoon scoring a fantastic 67 - 5 to edge clear of the field and claim the top prize.

Tom Fleming used his consumable knowledge of the Frilford layout to finish runner up with scores of 73 and 70 to end at -1.

Paul Simpson and Adam Wootton finished tied third with even par scores over the two rounds but it was again Guy Woodman who shone and will go into the European Tour School with the confidence of another victory under his belt.


31st July 2017

Woodman celebrates with course record

The PGA in BB&O finished a busy July with Guy Woodman equalling the Henley course record with a magnificent 8 under par 62 at the pro-am yesterday.

Earlier in the week the PGA in BB&O were at the superb Oxfordshire layout where 3 players Adam Wootton, Jamie Cook and Paul Simpson all scored -2 70’s on a blustery day to finish joint winners.

It was great to return to Henley for their 38th annual pro-am where guy Woodman celebrated turning 40 by turning in a great display of golf to equal the Henley course record with a 62 made up of 8 birdies, 1 eagle 7 pars and two bogeys and to ensure that he finished at the head of the field.

Runner up Greg Blainey must have felt that his 65 (-5 ) could have been a winning score round the challenging Henley layout before seeing Guy’s scorecard. Billy Hemstock rounded out the top 3 with a 67.


10th July 2017

66 was the score needed this week in BB&O Pro-Ams at both Newbury & Crookham and North Oxford.

On a dry ‘links style’ course on a sweltering day at Newbury Guy Woodman, Dan Seymour and Greg Blainey all reached the number when scoring -3 scores to tie first place in the individual at this popular pro-am. The next day in similar conditions Scott Marshall overcame the tricky conditions at North Oxford to reach the number and claim top spot.

The BB&O continues a busy July with upcoming events at West Berkshire, Badgemore Park, Oxfordshire and Henley where 66 could be a good number to reach.

 

 


19th June 2017

Wins for Lodge and Woods as the BB&O swings through Buckinghamshire

The BB&O visited the county of Buckinghamshire twice last week with pro-ams at both Harewood Downs and The Buckinghamshire.

Alex Lodge recorded a clear win at a breezy Harewood Downs returning a -4 score of 65 to lead the field by 4 strokes with last years victor Billy Hemstock finishing second on level par.

The next day at the fabulous Buckinghamshire Golf Club Goring and Streatley professional Matt Woods finished tied in first place with a score of 70 -2 holding of a field that included LET players and other leading professionals.

The BB&O now looks forward to events in July starting with the ever popular Newbury and Crookham pro-am.


8th June 2017

Marshall warms up for Ireland at blustery Flackwell Heath

Scott Marshall warmed up for the PGA championships in Ireland by winning the Flackwell Heath Pro-Am on a very blustery day.

Scotts 66 -5 came from a blistering 30 on the back nine that included the only flaw in his round, a three putt bogey on hole 16.

His score finished a stroke clear of Ireland bound Gerrards Cross professional Lewis Atkinson who was joined in the runners up position by Torie Blakemore and Matthew Chapman.

Richard Andrews used all his, and his teams, local knowledge to win the team better ball event with a great -19 score in the difficult conditions.


Jones puts the rest in the shade at Sunny Gerrards Cross

1st June 2017

On an extremely sunny day over a magnificently prepared Gerrards Cross course Trevor Jones came out at the top of the field at Gerrards Cross.

Trevor scored a blistering 4 under par front nine 31 and then grabbed another birdie on hole 13 before dropping two strokes over the last 4 holes to return a winning -3 66 to claim first place.

Tommy Obergan finished a stroke back on 67 in front of home professional Lewis Atkinson and Van Phillips.

The team prize was won by PGA professional Chris Rodgers and his team of Gerrards Cross members Mark Mugglestone Graham Ker and Chris Marshall.


Lodge and Simpson come to the front at Frilford

21st May 2017

Alex Lodge and his team from Calcot Park emerged as winners of the team event at the Frilford Heath pro-am scoring a -15 better ball total.

On a beautiful day over a stunning Frilford Heath red course they took advantage of the soft conditions to edge out another Calcot Park team of PGA professional Lewis Bird by 2 strokes.

Paul Simpson (West berkshire) continued his strong start to the 2017 season scoring a superb -4 68 that included just 1 bogey 5 birdies and not a single score above 4 on the scorecard.

 


 

Fleming finishes top of the class at Oxford

8th May 2017

Tom Fleming (Donnington Grove) finished top of the class in a strong field at the Oxford Golf Club pro-am from the field which included European tour Eddie Pepperell.

Tom played to tame the wind and the course to score a 1 under par 69 which included an eagle on the par 4 14th hole.

Eddie Pepperell finished 2 strokes back on +1 with Chris Rodgers and Jamie Cook ending in a tie for 3rd place on 73 +3.

Paul Simpson and his team of Jason Kendal, Jane Brackenbury and Tony Coventry were winners of the team event with a fantastic score of -15.

 


Stanton shines at Datchet

19th April 2017

One of the BB&O’s longest running tournaments the Datchet Individual was held in Spring sunshine at the picturesque Datchet club where David Stanton (Lambourne Club) used his experience gained over many years to master the tricky layout and win this years event. David’s score of 65-5 was one of only two who bettered par over the course which as usual was presented fantastically for the OGA professionals at this event. Van Phillips continued his fine form to finish runner up with a 69 -1 with James Foster +1 Jake Baldwin +2 and Craig Ainsley +3 rounding out the top five positions.

The BB&O now begins its Pro-Am season at Drayton Park on 27th April with events in May at Oxford GC on 5th May and Frilford Heath on 21st May.

 

 

 


 

Vans The Man!

12th April 2017

Van Phillips turned back the clock to win the first PGA in BB&O Order of Merit winner of the year at the Asset House Spring Classic at the Berkshire Golf Club.

On a beautiful spring day he enjoyed both the weather and the fantastic Berkshire GC Blue Course scoring a near faultless -6 65 which included just one bogey on hole 18.

Vans score put him clear of runners up David Stanton and Chris Rodgers who shared second place with -3 68s with Mark Squire and Guy Woodman rounding out the top 5 with both scoring -2 69’s.

 

 


 

Simpson and Rowlands tame the conditions

20th March 2017

Paul Simpson and Neil Rowlands tamed the wind and rain at Goring and Streatley to finish at the head of the field of PGA professionals in the BB&O Pro+Pro tournament.

On a rainy and blustery spring day they used all their considerable experience to score a better ball -8 63 to finish two strokes clear of 2016 South Region OOM winner Adam Wootton and partner Clive Bowler.

Alex Lodge and Tim Newton finished 3rd with a -5 66 at this season opener with the next event being the first OOM tournament the Spring Classic at the Berkshire Golf Club on Tuesday 11th April.


It's a Family Affair

16th December 2016

Father and son team of Alex and Martin Lodge sparkled at the Christmas Winter Series event at Stoke Park where the pair combined spectacularly to finish top of the tree with 48 points over the Colt/Lane Jackson layout and give themselves a well deserved early christmas present.

Tom Fleming and partner Jon Rusk finished just a point behind with home professional David Novell and partner Gary Lane third with 46.

All players enjoyed both the golf and the fantastic ‘christmas fayre’ after play at the fantastic Stoke Park club and we look forward to returning in February 2017.

 


 

Calcot Park duo claim the seasons first BB&O PGA Winter Series

18th November 2016

BB&O PGA professional Lewis Bird and his partner Charley Guest accumulated a fantastic 43 points round the Colt/Lane Jackson layout at Stoke Park to emerge as winners of the PGA in BB&O’s first Winter Series event.

A brilliant gross 6 under par back nine edged them a stroke clear of runners up Tom Fleming and partner Jon Rusk with James Foster and Adrian Pragnell finishing 3rd.

We now look forward to the next 'Winter Series’ which takes place on Thursday 15th December where players can look forward to some Christmas Fayre as well as competitive golf.

If you wish to join us entries can be made via bluegolf or by contacting the PGA in BB&O secretary Martin Morbey at admin@bbopga.co.uk.

 


 

Woodbridge ends season as Order of Merit winner

10th November 2016

The PGA in BB&O season has drawn to a close with Martin Woodbridge ending as the counties Order of Merit winner.

After starting the season with a win in the Spring Classic at Donnington Grove Martin had a 8th place finish in the Professionals Championship at Cotswolds Club and 6th place at The Berkshire in the Autumn Classic.

These results along with 2 pro-am wins and a further 6 top ten finishes ensured Martin claimed top spot from runner up James Foster with Paul Simpson ending third.

The PGA in BB&O now holds its Stoke Park Winter Series before embarking upon its 2017 schedule in March where we are certain Martin will be keen to retain his number one status.

 

 





 

BBO’s Adam Wootton picked up the PGA in England (South) Order of Merit award at its annual dinner at Wentworth

9th November 2016

The Oxford Golf Centre golfer won the Southern Open and Kent Open on his way to finishing ahead of Chris Gane.

Meanwhile the BB&O trio of Martin Woodbridge, Paul Newman and Guy Woodman were all in action at European Tour Qualifying School in Spain.

Newman and Woodbridge were at El Saler – Newman missed out by a single stroke while Woodbridge finished two strokes back on one under par.

Woodman played at Las Colinas where he finished seven strokes behind the qualifying score.

The trio plus Wootton will have further playing opportunities when the BB&O’s popular Stoke Park Winter Series gets underway next week.

 


 

Final Pro-Am Give Jake And His Team A Win

12th October 2016

The final BB&O PGA pro-am held at the Lambourne Club provided East Berkshire professional Jake Baldwin and his team with a well earned win.

Jake was partnered by the Lambourne team of John Jeffery, Paul Kaye and Tito Diaz who scored a fantastic 92 points over the terrifically prepared Lambourne course to edge clear of home professional David Stanton and his team of Callum Keogh, John Brannigan and Eddie Pires whose score was helped by Callum scoring hole in one on the 7th, a feat equalled by Paul Simpson who aced the 17th.

The Lambourne professionals showed their liking for their home course with Larry Marriott and David Hart and their teams finishing 3rd and 4th respectively.

With the pro-am season now over the BB&O move on to the popular Winter Series at Stoke Park on Thursday 17th November and Thursday 15th December before the Christmas break.

Any players wishing to compete in the Stoke Park Winter Series can either contact their home PGA professional or the PGA in BB&O secretary Martin Morbey via email at admin@bbopga.co.uk.

Thank you all for your support throughout the season and we look forward to seeing you at future events.

 


Jackson And His Team Win At Their Home Pro-Am

Lee Jackson and his team of Colin Varney, Dave Titcombe and Neil Oxendale emerged victorious at the North Oxford pro-am.

Home professional Lee and his team finished on 119 -15 to pinch first place from Brian Anger, Andy Phillips and Neil Waite with professional Simon McGreal by just 1 stroke.

Simon McGreal equalled the North Oxford course record with a fine 62 -7 to finish 2 clear of european tour school qualifier Guy Woodman and 3 clear of home trainee professional Robbie Nicholson.

The PGA in BB&O now move on to its last pro-am of 2016 being held at The Lambourne Club on Tuesday 11th October.

 


Billy Hemstock winning the BB&O Open at The Lambourne Club

23rd September 2016

A good week was had by the BB&O professionals with Billy Hemstock winning the BB&O Open at The Lambourne Club on Sunday.

Billy ensured the trophy remained in professional hand by scoring a 67 round the challenging Lambourne course.

With the PGA in BB&O pro-am season coming to its conclusion Joe Lennon-Joiner teamed up with the team of Ellesborough greenskeepers to emerge triumphant in the team event at the Ellesborough pro-am whilst James Foster continued his impressive first season with a -4 67 to take the individual prize.

We now move on to North Oxford next week before bringing pro-ams in 2016 to a conclusion at Lambourne on October 11th.

 


 

Van is BB&O Professional Champion

Van Phillips (Stoke Park) was the winner of the PGA in BB&O’s professional championship held at the fantastic Cotswold Club.

After a solid opening one under par 70 in the morning Van turned up the heat with a blistering 65 -6 in the afternoon round to clinch the title by two strokes and claim victory from first round leader Greg Blainey whose opening 67 added to his afternoon 70 looked to be a winning score.

Van’s afternoon 65 was matched by Guy Woodman who recovered from an opening 2 over par 73 to finish in third place with a total of -4.

Martin Woodbridge remains at the top of the Order of Merit after finishing tied 8th on +1.


Wins for McGreal and Jackson in the latest Pro-Ams

Sonning was again in fantastic condition for the pro-am where Simon McGreal played a great round to record a winning 65 (-5) at the clubs annual pro-am. His score was good enough to keep at bay Adam Wootton, Joe Templer, James Foster and Paul Simpson who all tied 2nd with scores of 68 (-2)

In the team event home professional Clive Bowler and his team of Mark Hall, Mark Dean and David Dean finished the day on 14 under par to win the team tournament.

At West Berkshire Lee Jackson player a great controlled round to win the individual prize with a 72(-1) . Lee played sensibly only using his driver 4 times to plot his way round the difficult West Berks course where both accuracy and length were required. He finished a stroke clear of James Foster and Tom Fleming with OOM leader Martin Woodbridge and home professional Paul Simpson a stroke further back.

In the team event Sam Jarman and his team of Gary Dixon, Kevin Dixon and James Mann outshone the rest of the field to finish on -16 and claim the team prize.


 

Princes Risborough and Harewood Downs this week managed to beat the weather and finish their respective Pro-Ams

Adam Wootton continued his form with a fine 63-5 at Princes Risborough to edge out rival Martin Woodbridge by two strokes and Mike McCarthy by 3.

Mike McCarthy proved a inspirational lead with his team of A Jackson, S Keen and R Evans just edging out Adams team with a very good score of -16 to win the team event.

At Harewood Downs we were again expecting the unseasonable weather to effect the days play but surprisingly we avoided rain and Billy Hemstock came out in front in the individual event with a -1 68 to finish clear of Tom Fleming on 69 and rounding out the top 3 Scott Marshall on 70.

The team tournament again saw Adam Wootton in the winners enclosure along with partners Darren Bartlett, Carl Vernon and Ray Greatrix whose score of 127 -11 ended 4 strokes clear of second place.


 

Flackwell Heath Pro-Am

On a very busy day where we were lucky dodging the storms around us and finish at Flackwell Heath Alistair White and Joe Lennon-Joiner finished top of the pile with both scoring 67’s over the fantastically prepared Flackwell course.

Alistair who was an early starter looked like his score would remain until Joe had a fantastic eagle, par, birdie, birdie finish to join him at -4 with their scores finishing a stroke clear of Scott Marshall, Martin Woodbridge and Dan Scourfield.

In the team event Joe Pepperell and his team of Steve Jackson, David Hole and Debbie Robert produced a great score of -18 to win by two strokes.

The course at Flackwell came in for special praise with many regular players commenting that they had never seen the course and greens in better condition.


 

Woodbridge Shoots career best to win at Frilford.

Martin Woodbridge (pictured) shot a career best 65 - 7 to win the individual event at the Frilford Heath Pro am played over a fantastically prepared Red course at the venue.

Early starter Billy Hemstock’s 67 looked for a long time that it may be good enough but in the end it took runners up spot finishing a stroke clear of Tom Fleming, David Stanton and Paul Newman who all tied 3rd with 68’s.

In the team event the home team of Paul Smith,Steve Halliwell, Mark Smith and professional Tom Fleming worked as a team to finish on -19 and finish 3 strokes clear of the rest of the field.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Woodbridge and Stanton take early Order of Merit lead

Simon Everitt and his professional Lloyd Kennedy rounded of the PGA in BB&O season with a win in the Stoke Park Winter Series.

David Stanton and MartinWoodbridge took an early lead in the BB&O Order of Merit when they tied for 1st place at the Spring Classic held at Donnington Grove.

The pair shot level par 72’s over the difficult Donnington course to finish 1 stroke clear of Ben O’Dell with Robbie Nicholson a further stroke back in fourth place.

The pair will be trying to finish above last years OOM winner Guy Woodman at the other OOM tournaments at The Cotswold Club and the Berkshire.

 


 

Sponsor wins last event of the season

Simon Everitt and his professional Lloyd Kennedy rounded of the PGA in BB&O season with a win in the Stoke Park Winter Series.

The pair scored a fantastic 46 points and still only managed to pip Martin Woodbridge and partner Damian Whiskin on count back over the last six holes and third place went to the family pairing of Alex and Martin Lodge with 45 points scored over the Alison / Lane Jackson course.

The day ended with players enjoying a fantastic ‘christmas dinner’ to end the season and looking forward to the start of the 2016 schedule which begins again at Stoke Park in February 2016.

 


 

Wootton and Sutherland win first Stoke Park Winter Series

Adam Wootton (Oxford Golf Centre) and his partner Ron Sutherland started the Stoke Park Winter Series with a win.

On a damp day that was good promotion for the tournament sponsors Galvin Green, Adam and Ron managed a fantastic 44 points to pip Michael O’Connor (Lambourne) and his partner Neil Hazlehurst on count back over the Alison / Lane Jackson layout at the magnificent Stoke Park.

The top three were rounded out by Matthew Woods (Newbury) and Ryan King with 43 points.

Hopefully the weather at the ‘christmas meeting’ on 17th December will be better for the players were again a competitive and enjoyable tournament will be enjoyed by all.


 

Close affair for the Monica Green Trophy

The BB&O Golfing Alliance started at a beautifully sunny Frilford Heath which was in fantastic condition on 14th October and from a strong field of 37 pairs 4 teams finished tied on 40 points.

Chris Collinson and G Aitken, B Phipps and R Dawkins, P Lamb and S Lewington were just edged out on count back by the competition winners Andy Storer and Malcolm Kingham from Donnington Grove who were presented the Monica Green Bowl by Monica herself.

The next Alliance meeting will be held at North Oxford Golf Club on Wednesday 11th November.


 

BB&O trio win the Inter Counties Championship

Turkey-bound Guy Woodman was once again on song as he inspired his BB&O team to victory in the PGA England & Wales Inter-County Championship at the Belfry.

Woodman – who played alongside European Tour star Luke Donald on the county circuit as a junior – carded two rounds of 69 to go two-under-par in his final competitive appearance before flying to Antalya for the season-ending PGA Play-Offs next month.

The Longball Inc man, centre, overcame an early bogey at the second, a hole he had birdied on the first day, to ensure he posted the best individual score of the week over the four-time Ryder Cup venue’s PGA National Course.

That meant his team finished the event with a one-over-par total of 138, one shot clear of joint overnight leaders Hertfordshire who were joined in second place on two-over-par by an experienced Lancashire side.

“I’ve been really pleased with my performance this week,” explained Woodman.

“I didn’t get off to the best of starts but I felt I kept it together and made some really important pars on the back nine.

“It is really weird because with the format it’s incredibly difficult to judge how your team is doing.

“I must admit that from what I saw I thought our guys were having a tough day but I just hung in there, got back in and then saw how well they’d done.”

Woodman was ably assisted by ex-PGA Professional champion Paul Simpson, left, and Lambourne’s Scott Marshall, right, – the trio the most consistent in the field across both days as they steered their way towards the £4,000 winners’ cheque.

Simpson, who ended the day with a two-over-par 72, could look back and relish two late birdies which helped to avoid the title, previously won by Yorkshire and Suffolk, slipping into the hands of joint overnight leaders Hertfordshire.

And their victory provided food for thought for team captain Marshall, who claimed his very first win on The PGA’s national tournament schedule.

“I did feel coming in here that I was doing the managerial role, getting us organised and finding places for us to eat," he smiled.

“Guy and Paul are both very good players and I was in very good hands – as I expected they both played excellently and we are all very proud to have been able to win this trophy for our county.”

 

Simpson and Rowlands tame the conditions

Paul Simpson and Neil Rowlands tamed the wind and rain at Goring and Streatley to finish at the head of the field of PGA professionals in the BB&O Pro+Pro tournament.

On a rainy and blustery spring day they used all their considerable experience to score a better ball -8 63 to finish two strokes clear of 2016 South Region OOM winner Adam Wootton and partner Clive Bowler.

Alex Lodge and Tim Newton finished 3rd with a -5 66 at this season opener with the next event being the first OOM tournament the Spring Classic at the Berkshire Golf Club on Tuesday 11th April.


 

Woodbridge ends season with a win

Martin Woodbridge ended the season with a win in the final PGA in BB&O Order of Merit event the Autumn Classic held at Frilford Heath (Blue Course) on Monday 5th October.

On a damp day Martin produced a flawless round that contained no score above par and six birdies to finish on 66 -6. After a blistering 5 under par front nine Martin continued his strong play with a further birdie on hole 12 before coming home with six pars to finish.

His score was one stroke better than Tom Fleming with Dan Seymour rounding out the top 3 with a -4 score of 68.

Martins win moved him into 2nd place in the PGA BB&O final Order of Merit which was won by Guy Woodman with Paul Simpson finishing in 3rd place.

The PGA in BB&O now look forward to the Winter Series at Stoke Park which begins on Thursday 19th November.

 


 

Lambourne Pro Am  24th September

On a beautiful day Lambourne Golf Course was presented in fantastic condition. The greens were smooth and slick, but scoring was pretty exceptional despite the challenging hole positions.
 
The team event was won by The Lambourne team of Tony Donahue, Ray McCarthy, Dennis Gillett and Team Professional Guy Woodman. Their 127 (-17) score was worthy of any victory.
 
Guy Woodman (pictured) won the Professional’s event with a 67 (-5). Tim Milford and Adam Wootton trailed by two shots to finish as runners up.

 


 

Ellesborough Pro Am 24th September

Despite an overcast day, Ellesborough Golf Club was presented beautifully. Fast, sloping greens coupled with a challenging set of pin positions were no match for some fantastic Golf.
 
Mark Booth (Professional) brought his own team which consisted of Steve Gray, Nick Clutton and Alistair Price and led the way with a 17 under par score of 125.
 
Mark (pictured) also took the individual Professional’s Prize with a 67 (-4) beating Martin Woodbridge by a shot who was one ahead of Paul Simpson.





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