Ablett, Ford and Els set Foxhills ablaze - literally!
James Ablett (Lee-on-the-Solent), James Ford (Robert Rock Academy) and Nico Els (Professional Golf Tuition Breaks) all carded rounds of 62* over a shortened Longcross Course at Foxhills to split the top prize at the Construction Industry Charity Pro-Am.
Playing the ‘par is your friend’ format, the PGA Professionals had the opportunity to go for everything, and that was exactly what Ablett, Ford and Els achieved with six birdies each. However, the event was reduced to 17 holes thanks to a fire that had got out of control on a property neighbouring the 8th hole, so play had to be suspended while the local fire brigade doused the fire, and a decision was made to take the hole out of play.
Supported by JSP and Heathrow Airport, the event raises funds for the Lighthouse Club’s Benevolent Fund, an organisation that gives financial help to thousands of families when they lose their breadwinner’s income through illness, injury or death.
The performances of the top three players shaded the 63 of Manston Golf Centre’s Max Brackley into fourth spot, followed by another trio, Bob Cameron, Hindhead’s Robert Scully and Woodcote Park’s Dean Homewood, who all shot 64s.
In the team event, it was DPC captained by Homewood who claimed victory with 89 points pipping their rivals from Heathrow 2 led by Els in second place, and Thomas Interior led by Piltdown’s James Doswell in third.