Marcus is The Oxford Don [UPDATED - GALLERY ADDED]

Marcus Armitage with Jamega at Oxford Golf Club 2019Marcus Armitage became a winner again at Oxford Golf Club with an 8 under par total of 132 to win by 3 clear shots from Nathan Kimsey, Chris Lloyd and Jamie Abbott.

On the first day the scoring over The Oxford Golf Course was not as low as seems to be the norm these days in most professional tournaments and in tough windy conditions it was a real test of skill and endurance.

Jamie Abbott posted a best of the day 4 under par 66 that put him one shot ahead of the former European Tour player, Marcus Armitage who is looking to re-kindle his form of old. Also sitting one behind Abbott was last weeks winner, George Bloor who is in a rich vein of form at the moment.

One of the highlights of the first round was a hole-in-one by Nathan Kimsey on the fifteenth and another Eagle on the last, saw him home in 69 shots.

The second day saw less wind than day one and the scoring reflected that fact, with Steve Tooth carding a 7 under par 63 to improve on his first round by no less than 18 shots!

With the pure greens running at an “Augusta” like speed, there was some excellent scoring throughout the day with a host of players scoring in the 60’s.

However, Armitage drew on his European Tour experience and played some excellent golf throughout the afternoon, compiling seven birdies, nine pars and just 2 bogey’s and that meant that no one could catch, “The Bullet”.

Oxford Golf Club did a magnificent job in preparing the course to the highest of standards and the heartiest congratulations must be extended to Head Greenskeeper, Dougie Macgregor and his dedicated staff.

The hospitality extended by Ria and the clubhouse team to all the players and Jamega was second to non and we would unreservedly recommend Oxford, Golf Club to all players looking for the ultimate golfing experience.

Glorious Goodwood Win for Bloor

George Bloor with Jamega at Goodwood 2019George Bloor finally made it into the winner’s enclosure with a truly fine performance at the Goodwood Golf Club, over the Downs course, with an excellent total of 8 under par.

Bloor, who has had, or been close to the first round lead several times whilst playing on The Portugal Pro Golf Tour through the winter and yet, he had not been able to capitalise on his positions with a win until now.

In the first round Bloor raced round the Goodwood track in an impressive 9 under par 63 to set a new lap record and establish a lead of 3 shots over Josh Loughrey and 4 shots ahead of former European Tour winner, Dan Brooks.

Bloor played flawless golf in compiling his round of 63, which contained 2 Eagles and 5 Birdies with no dropped shots.

The second day was to prove more of a challenge to the players and it would be a combination of patience, endurance and determination that would bring the winner home on a very wet and windy day.

In the third group from home, Marcus Armitage shot the best of the day with a 4 under par 68, for a total of 6 under par, which give Bloor, in the final group something to think about over the home straight.

However, Bloor was steadfast in his resolve not to waste another golden opportunity for a first win and sitting on a comfortable 3 shot lead, with one hole to play, even a bogey on the long par 4 eighteenth did nothing to dent the delight of that first win.

It was the first visit to Goodwood for the tour and we were made to feel very welcome by all the staff and we would most certainly recommend the course to golfers looking to play on the south coast.

Big Win for Ben

Ben Hall with Jamega at Players Club 2018Ben Hall put together two superb rounds of 7 under par 65’s to hold off Jordan Wrisdale (BlackStar) and clock up his first Jamega Pro Golf Tour win at The Players Masters by 3 shots.

Day one at the Players Club started of in a rather pedestrian manner, with scores coming in at or around par better but as the day wore on the scoring picked up the pace and putting in the fastest lap was Ben Hall who carded a superb 7 under par 65 to lead by two from Dale Whitnell (Forester Park) and Liam Robinson (BlackPhone UK).

The trio had a little breathing space between themselves and some six players on 4 under par so the second day would be an interesting watch, in terms of who could hold their nerve, or could one of the chasers throw caution to the wind and come from behind to snatch victory.

A beautiful day for the final round at the Players saw an improvement in the scoring by the majority of the players but a determined Hall was not to be swayed from his mission, even after starting the final round with a bogey.

Hall made the ultimate “bounce back” with 5 Birdies and an Eagle to close out the front nine in a 6 under par total of 30.

A steady but unspectacular back nine of one under par was enough for Hall to keep the opposition at arm’s length and win his first Jamega Pro Golf Tour event.

The Players was in superb condition, thanks to Nick Perkins and his team and in the beautiful autumn sunshine it looked a picture.

The hospitality in the clubhouse was excellent, as usual and we always look forward to coming back here.

Leading Scores

Ben Hall130 (-14)£3,500
Jordan Wrisdale133 (-11)£1,500
Dale Whitnell134 (-10) £900
Liam Robinson134 (-10) £900