24 teams took part in the first Ladies Pro-Am to be hosted at Silvermere for 15 years. The event featured fantastic amateur prizes in excessive of £2k, with prizes for teams and individual nearest the pin competitions. The winning team lead by James Ford consisted of Sandra Reichal (Silvermere), Fiona Salmon (Windlesham) and Tina Davis (West Byfleet) with a score of 91 stableford points.
PGA Professional Chris Gane representing Left Handed Golf at Silvermere took the honours of the Professional individual event with eight birdies in the unique ‘Par as their Friend’ format. The main sponsor of the event, Garmin, provided each four-ball with an Approach X40 or Approach S20 to measures distances, lay ups and records shots for post-round analysis of the competition. The event proved popular and a further two dates have been added for next year – Tuesday 13th June and Wednesday 4th October 2017.
PGA Master Professional Doug McClelland of Silvermere commented: “Location is a hot spot, with 26k lady gofers in a 40 mile radius and with Garmin’s latest golf GPSdevice, the X40, which lends itself to being an ideal course companion with its light form factor, great wearability along with its rich suite of golf features that can only enhance your game. With the choice of 4 different colours the Approach X40 is the perfect everyday wearable for lady golfers with an active lifestyle. Not only does it help you on the course it also tracks your steps, calories burned and monitors your heart rate.
“Ladies golf is an under developed market, I feel that Silvermere provides the perfect location and facilities to attract ladies to all aspects of golf, the course, the restaurant, the teaching, the ladies golf shop, the custom fitting etc. The modern lifestyle restricts a lot of people committing to 18 holes however here at Silvermere ladies can combine golf with an opportunity to meet friends, colleagues, lunch and coffee all in a welcoming and relaxed environment. I am confident the complete package we offer here at Silvermere will encourage more ladies to get out on the course.”