Photograph Shows: (L to R) James Brown (PGA), John Hewitt, James Whatley, Kev Knight (Weelingborough Golf Club) and David Waite (WGC Managing Director) at the Glazerite Trophy presentation.
Celebrating its 10th year sponsoring the Midlands PGA pro-am golf tournament at Wellingborough Golf Club, Glazerite Windows Limited were once again responsible for a successful day enjoyed by all on what was easily one of the year’s sunniest days.
This year was the first time that the pro-am was played the day after the professionals tournament, and with it being the 10th anniversary it worked out perfectly for those wanting to enjoy the social aspect of the tournament, celebrating late into the evening.
Representing Northant’s County, the team that took the top spot on the day featured former Ryder Cup star Paul Broadhurst, as well as amateur players David Mitchell, Craig Blackford and Steve Fellows, while Glazerite customer Welland Valley Windows, whose team consisted of Adrian Duffin, Phil Duffin, Glen Gulla and professional Jak Hamblett, finished a very creditable joint fourth.
Golf wasn’t the only thing on offer during the tournament. With evening entertainment from soul singer Phinesta Taylor and a prize draw that saw £1,000 given out in prize money – Team Mikey took home the top prize of £500 – friendships were made, relationships were cemented and fun was had by all.
The professionals tournament was won by James Whatley, the PGA Professional at Morley Hayes, Derbyshire. Holding his nerve in a sudden death play-off with Jak Hamblett, he delivered the coup de grace with a birdie at the 18th to take home the £1,050 prize money and trophy, presented by Glazerite founder and owner John Hewitt.
“It was all about patience,” said Whatley. “I said to myself at the beginning of the day I was going to miss some putts and I had to stay patient. My big thing was to accept anything that happened and go again on the next hole.”
Becoming the first player to win the Glazerite Trophy twice, finishing top of the Order of Merit is something that has eluded him. “I’ve got off on the right foot,” he said when discussing his latest win. “But it’s the first of four events so we’ll see how things go in the remaining three.”
Glazerite will hold its yearly inaugural Glazerite Golf Day on Friday September 25th 2015 at Wellingborough Golf Club, a private members club situated at Harrowden Hall in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside.