[C]arus Green golf club has held a special event for member and England amateur, Adam Chapman. The ‘Adam Chapman Golf Day’ was held on Sunday 10th April and raised more than £1500 in a bid to help fund Adam’s amateur year. 12 teams of four turned out in glorious conditions, with winners, Jason Bryson, Phil Dewhurst, David Mellor and Susan Hayes each awarded a pair of golf shoes for their efforts. A two course meal was later enjoyed by all.
Adam, who is coached by one of Carus Green’s PGA professional’s, Andrew Pickering, describes his current form as ‘good’ and spent part of his winter training in Portugal with the England elite squad, in addition to Spain and Australia. He competed at last week’s 81st St David’s Gold Cross competition at Royal St David’s golf course in Wales, finishing third with rounds of 72, 67 and 69 – just one shot behind a play-off. Next week sees him competing in the Hampshire Hog at Blackmoor Golf club, a world rankings event with a strong field.
“I’m very pleased with how I’m playing at the moment and have particularly enjoyed training with the England squad again this winter.” said Adam. “My coaching at Carus Green is also keeping me on form and the facilities are fantastic. Andrew and I spend a great deal of time together on the golf course; he knows my swing better than I do! I’d also like to thank Graham for his support and for holding this day for me, in addition to all those who made the effort to take part.”
“We are delighted to be able to help with Adam’s funding and on-going development and the golf day was a huge success.” said Carus Green’s owner, Graham Curtin. “We’re sure it’s going to be a great season for him and will all continue to support him as much as possible.”