Wanganui golfers will be in for a treat today and tomorrow, as a top class field of professionals tee it up in the annual Pin High / Craigs Investment Partners Pro-Am. The professional field will play for a purse of $20,000.
The top players include names such as Mark Brown, Josh Geary, former locals Nick Gillespie & Simon Owen, Doug Holloway & Richard Lee, The event also features many experienced pro's, and many newly turned Pro's all capable of shooting low numbers. Players in the field that have recently joined the pro ranks include the likes of Fraser Wilkin, Ben Campbell, Harry Bateman, Peter Lee, James & Craig Hamilton, Keiran Muir. Three locally based professionals are in the field, Alan Hyatt (Manawatu Golf Club), and Senior playing pro's, Malcolm Wells and Chris Treen. Both Malcolm Wells and Chris Treen share greenskeeping roles with playing for money.
The amateurs entered into the field to play alongside the Pro's are always very well catered for around the course, and at a dinner on Friday evening. They should see some top golf, from a number of pro's in the field. Lets hope the weather holds out, as the forecast is average at best.
This is a great opportunity for locals to head out and view some top class action.