|2008 ‘Golf 4 All Pro-Am’ Winning Team|
The II ‘GOLF 4 ALL PRO-AM’ was held on the Indiana course this week. An international field of 42 amateur players, from 10 countries competed alongside 14 of the top women professionals from the Ladies European Tour, including Desert Springs Touring Professionals and Solheim Cup players Trish Johnson and Becky Brewerton, who were joined by a host of top players including Lora Fairclough, Rebecca Hudson, Kirsty Taylor and Dani Masters.
The two day 36-hole event started with a Texas Scramble Tournament, with 4 drives from each player to count. The professional team captains were in charge of the playing strategy as well as being responsible for producing some stunning golf, Lora Fairclough excelled in both areas to lead her team to a score of 51 points, 15 under par.
With all to play for on the second day, the format changed to a best two from four-team event. After a re-draw for professionals, the home team of Desert Springs’ members, Brendan and Jean Sheehan, together with Alan Patterson and team professional Kirsty S Taylor romped home with a massive 93 points, including an amazing clutch of 9 birdies from Kirsty, to claim the championship title for 2008.
Defending champions, also members of Desert Springs, Angel and David del Cerro accompanied by Enrique Mercant and team professional Trish Johnson, put up a gallant defense of their title; a second round 78 points secured them the runners-up position.
Speaking on behalf of the players of the Ladies European Tour, Becky Brewerton paid tribute to the fantastic condition of the Indiana course: ‘All of the professionals have thoroughly enjoyed playing at Desert Springs, the conditions here have been perfect for great golf, we have also enjoyed the spirit and company of the many members and guests who took part’.
Becky will be in action later this month at the World Team Championship to be held at Sun City later this month, she and Becky Morgan will represent Wales, whilst Trish Johnson and Dani Masters make up the English Team.
Ladies Golf Coordinator at Desert Springs, Christine Langford, said of the tournament: ‘The Golf 4 All Pro-Am’ achieved a greater number of entries in its second year, confirming the quality and increasing popularity of the event. It has been a pleasure to host so many of the Tour’s top players and to see camaraderie and friendships develop amongst those participating. We are now looking forward to the event in 2009!’
For further information contact: Christine Langford
Telephone: +34 627 484 460