Golf


Ross Langdon and Russ Berry – two Gloucestershire players who have been mainly absent from the West scene this summer – returned to win the second Gloucester and Somerset PGA medal of the new winter season. The Brickhampton Court and Broadway players visited North Somerset seaside course Brean to fire three-under-par rounds of 66 and …

Tall Pines pair Tim Elliott and Luke Collins shared top spot with Chipping Sodbury’s Giuseppe Licata in the opening event of the Gloucestershire and Somerset PGA Winter season at Knowle. It was a special day for Bristolian Elliott as it was his first victory as a professional. Collins, once one of England’s outstanding amateurs, has …

Former Cornwall county champion Joe Cruse featured in the winning team in the successful pro-am at The Point at Polzeath. The plus-three handicapper from St Enodoc helped Gary Franks, Steve Buse and Sherborne professional Jon Bevan score 83 points. Somerset’s Kevin Pitts led the Torquay Golf Club trio of Ian Rowlands, Harrison Thorne and Sally …

Saunton assistant Kristian Mowett won his first South West pro-am by sharing top spot with Tavistock’s Anthony Buchanan in the first Mullion pro-am for 16 years, over the most southerly course in Britain and in a competition sponsored by Hawkins Motors. The pair returned one-under-par 69 worth £675 each. It was Buchanan’s first win since …

Gary Milne was a late entrant in the first pro-am ever held at the seaside Minehead and West Somerset links course and produced a record-breaking round of nine-under-par 63. The 52-year-old Devon county coach who teaches at Woodbury Park, near Exeter, and plays only selected events, enjoyed an early tee-time on a day of two …

JAMES Ruth took a break from the Europro Tour to collect the top cheque in the Devon PGA pro-am which attracted 31 teams to Yelverton. The China Fleet assistant shot a flawless four-under-par 67 with halves of 33 and 34 containing four birdies at the fifth, seventh, eighth and 15th. Michael Watson (Wessex Golf Centre) …

RICHARD O’Hanlon continued his incredible run of success by winning the re-arranged Woodbury Park pro-am by four shots after an incredible nine-under-par return of 64 at the PGA’s West headquarters. The St Kew club professional took advantage of benign conditions and receptive greens on the course near Exeter to make ten birdies with only one …

CORNWALL golfer Richard O’Hanlon has won €50,000 by becoming the Farmfoods British Par-Three champion for the second time. The 47-year-old professional, based at the nine-hole St Kew Golf Club, near Wadebridge, won by two shots, after a tense final day at Midlands course Nailcote Hall. He retained his first round lead to win with an …