The first ever Bridgestone Amateur Championship has been won by Brian Wilson with 37 Stableford points scored on the PGA National course at The Belfry. The Championship saw 1,200 players compete at nine qualifying events around England between May and July, culminating in a final at The Belfry.
Wilson, a 12-handicapper from Leighton Buzzard Golf Club who had only arrived back from a New York business trip hours before teeing off, picked up the winner’s shield and a Gleneagles voucher for more than £1,200. Bridgestone also offered finalists at The Belfry the option of being fitted for a new golf ball. The Bridgestone Ball Fitting Challenge analyses swing speed, launch angle and spin rates to determine the ball that delivers the most distance and accuracy for each individual player.
Yasuyuki Okude, CEO of Bridgestone Golf UK stated, “The very first Bridgestone Amateur Championship was an undoubted success and we’d like to thank every player who competed over the past four months. Our congratulations go to Brian on such a great performance, as well as all of the other golfers who made it to the final and benefitted from a Bridgestone ball fitting.”
Pictured: Brian Wilson and Yasuyuki Okude