Clearly our members have benefited from some great advice from our PGA Teaching Professionals as they triumphed in the annual Pro’s Challenge Scramble. The event kicked off at the Harbour Bar in Port Baku, as teams assembled to speculate whether their net score would beat the professionals gross score the following day. The pros meanwhile were putting the finishing touches to their “Shot Bar” which would be ready to host competitors during their round. With a selection of some of the finest drinks on offer players could re-hydrate in the cool AC away from the warm breeze and summer sun. Sadly – neither tactic paid off as the pros team got off to a slow start at only -1 under par after the first 6 holes, needing to dig deep a run of 6 birdies on holes 8,9,10,11,12,13 allowed them to move up the leader board (slightly). Finishing on -7 gross 65 was not enough with them only claiming victory over 4 teams. Well done to 1st place team Sean Harrison, Ray Jacques, Michael Young and Peter Monahan – 59.2 Net (Gross 69) In 2nd place were the team of Stuart King, Daniel Lee, George Ball and Leo Troup – 60.2 Net (Gross 68) The final podium place was awarded to David Runciman, Greg Barclay, Mark Killoh and Mark Taylor with a fantastic Gross 66 net – 60.3.
The side contests were won by the following
Nearest the Pin Hole 10- Tural Velizade
Nearest the Pin Hole 17- Robert McEwan
Longest Drive Hole 3- Leo Troup
Longest Drive Hole 15- Evgeniy Epifanov.