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WREKIN GOLF CLUB Head Greenkeeper Harry Jones, is joining the team of BIGGA members who have successfully earned a place on the John Deere TPC Sawgrass Volunteer Programme.
Following a challenging application process, the Midland region's Harry Jones, of WREKIN GOLF CLUB, Sam Evans of Fulwell Golf Club in the South East and the South West & South Wales' Chris Hale, from Woodbury Park Golf Club, have also gained a place on the programme. Paul Walton of Sharpley Springs Golf Club in Seaham, near Sunderland, will represent the Northern region on the programme.
SW&SW Regional Administrator Tracey Walker said: "We interviewed some excellent candidates for the opportunity to head to TPC Sawgrass next year, and it was a really tough decision. Thank you to everyone who applied."
Since it was first held in 1974, The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass has been considered one of the PGA Tour's most coveted titles. With its iconic 17th hole, the course is one of the most recognisable in golf and will make for an unforgettable experience for the BIGGA members selected to join the programme, sponsored by BIGGA Partner John Deere. Read More >>
On Wednesday 13th April we hosted the PGA Midlands Assistants Order of Merit Pro Am. The event went well and we have had some fantastic feedback from the Competion Organiser-
"I just wanted to say a big thank you for your help and hospitality in hosting our first PGA Midlands Assistants Order of Merit Pro Am of 2016. Considering the recent wet weather, the course was in fantastic shape, in particular the greens which were firm and true, so please pass on our thanks to Harry and his team. Please also pass on our thanks to Sharon and her caterers for providing a fantastic buffet for our players and staff, and for looking after everyone throughout the day. The feedback we had from the players was very encouraging. Everyone was made to feel welcome and players enjoyed a challenging golf course."
For further details on the Pro Am click here
Chris Ball, Wrekin Golf Club champion in 1985 and a member since 1974, presents a flag from his golf club in Los Angeles, Bel Air Country Club, to the current Captain Owen Daley and Immediate Past President Ron Walker. The presentation was made to recognise the welcome and hospitality shown by Wrekin G.C. to Chris and fellow Bel Air CC members , Mike Baxter, Dan James and Bob Levitt during their visit to Wrekin in September 2015.
Chris was an active member of the club for many years before moving to Los Angeles in 1989 with his work at Lloyds Bank. Chris left the banking world and co-founded Newmarket Films, a film financing , production and distribution company based in LA, in 1994. In 2010 Chris sold Newmarket Films and formed Wrekin Hill Entertainment, an independent film production and distribution company.