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EURO PRO TOUR EVENT

EURO PRO TOUR EVENT

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Paul Lawrie Foundation Granite City Classic (Europro Tour Event) - June 2015

Newmachar Golf Club welcomed The EuroPro Tour to the Club in June 2015 for the Paul Lawrie Foundation Granite City Classic. The tournament attracted a strong field of the best up and coming Professionals and some veterans of the circuit as well, all competing for a share of the £50,000 prize fund.

Southport & Ainsdale Professional, Paul Howard, eventually won by one shot from Paul Shields from Kirkhill Golf Club with a 15-under total of 201, with Daniel Gavins from Walton Golf Club and Greig Hutcheon from Paul Lawrie Golf Centre tied for third on 13-under. This event was filmed by Sky Sports and a 2-hour highlights programme was broadcast on the 7th and 8th July. We hope you all agree that the course looked fantastic on the television. In what was a very busy event, the programme for the week was as follows: Mon 22nd June – 22 team Pro-Am with a shotgun start at 12 noon. Tues 23rd June – official Practice Day for all Professionals. Wed 24th June – field of 168 play in the 1st round. Thurs 25th June – field of 168 play in the 2nd round. Fri 26th June – top 50 players and those tied play in the 3rd and final round. We had an excellent response to our request for volunteers to help during the tournament. Special thanks to Newmachar member, David Dunne, for coordinating a variety of voluntary roles including scoreboard operators, scorers and car park attendants throughout the week. Also, a big thank you to the volunteers who assisted Course Manager, Dale Robertson, with repairing the fairways after each day’s play, which helped to ensure the course was in great condition for the whole week.

It was a huge achievement from the entire greenkeeping staff, excellently led as well by Head Greenkeeper, George Mitchell to get the course in prime condition, especially after a difficult first few months of the year.

Thanks also to the members and visitors who attended to provide support to the players and the event as a whole.
The North East was well represented at the event as most of the players sponsored by the Paul Lawrie Foundation were competing, as was former Newmachar member, John Duff, who has recently turned Professional.
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About the PGA EuroPro Tour

The PGA EuroPro Tour is Europe’s leading development tour, and the European Tour’s satellite in the UK and Ireland.

Offering direct access to the Challenge Tour through the final Order of Merit, PGA EuroPro Tour players will compete for over £800,000 of prize money in 2015, with the top five golfers at the end of the season awarded a category on the 2016 Challenge Tour.

Providing vital experience of life on tour, players will compete in 15 main events at some of the UK and Ireland’s premier golfing venues, including Celtic Manor, Prince’s, Chart Hills and The Carrick on Loch Lomond.

The season concludes with the Tour’s top 60 players contending the Tour Championship. Players qualify to play on the PGA EuroPro Tour either through a two-stage Qualifying School in the spring, or thanks to their 2014 achievements.

The PGA EuroPro Tour provides Europe’s best up-and-coming golfers the chance to gain necessary experience of life on tour, and in particular in front of the TV cameras.

A two-hour highlights package from each event is broadcast on Sky Sports, and on networks around the world including Fox International across Asia, Fox Sports Australia, Fox Sports in Turkey, Greece, Malta and Cyprus and StarHub in Singapore. In addition, every event is available to watch on demand in high definition on our YouTube channel.

The PGA EuroPro Tour has played a pivotal part in the early careers of some of the biggest names in golf. Our Hall Of Fame is continually being added to as more and more former EuroPro stars achieve success at the very highest levels of the sport.
The PGA EuroPro Tour has played a pivotal part in the early careers of some of the biggest names in golf.

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