Rich McEvoy is back in European Tour action tomorrow when he competes in the Nordea Masters at Virginia Waters. He will be looking to build on his excellent form as there is lots to play for during the final run-in of the Race to Dubai.
You can follow Rich's progress here - www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2018/tournamentid=2018068/leaderboard/index.html#/leaderboard
Mashie Tour Ambassador Billy Hemstock claimed his first victory of the season at the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour’s Nokia Masters at Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate after beating in-form Dave Coupland in a one-hole playoff.
Starting the final day seven shots back, an incredible run of seven birdies across ten holes catapulted him into a share of the lead. Eventually left with a two foot putt, Hemstock putted to win in two years on the Euro Pro Tour.
Congratulations from all of the Mashie team Billy!
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Great to see Chris Woakes at Stoke Park donning our stunning Amparo Blue Kilbride Polo Shirt.
Get the look - www.mashiegolf.co.uk/store/p188/kilbride-polo-shirt-amparo-blue
There are just 50 days until The 2018 Ryder Cup begins at Le Golf National.
There is some truly incredible golf being played at the moment and the wildcard selections will be a tough call!
The Americans' top 8 who will definitely be going to Paris will be announce on Monday morning. Will Tiger make their team?
Mashie Tour Ambassador is in action today in the British Par-3 Championship at Nailcote Hall Golf Club. It's a 36 holes stroke-play championship with no cut.
To follow his progress, visit britishpar3.com
Castlerock Golf Club, is a classic links course set amid towering dunes. Situated on the Causeway coast and only a 20 minute drive from both Royal Portrush Golf Club and Portstewart Golf Club, Castlerock is a more than worthy neighbour to both of these great Irish links.
Founded in April 1901, the original course comprised nine holes and was laid out on the western part of the present course. Additional land was leased in 1908 and Ben Sayers, the professional from North Berwick in Scotland, was commissioned to design an eighteen hole layout. Though better known as a club maker, Sayers produced a superb layout and insisted that the links of Castlerock would equal those at Troon, North Berwick and Sandwich. Though not officially recorded, it is known that Harry Colt, while spending much time in Ireland with his work at Royal Portrush, was consulted regarding the redesign of the Castlerock links around 1930. Today, Castlerock is rated as one of Ireland’s finest links courses and its status in the game is reflected by the fact that it has hosted many National Championships both Amateur and Professional.
Take a look at all the courses where our members receive fantastic benefits HERE.
We've spotted James Taylor wearing our Red/White Kilbride Polo during a round at the Chamonix Golf Club in front of the spectacular Mont Blanc. What an incredible looking course!
We are still on cloud nine after Rich McEvoy's heroics at the weekend. It was great to see this in the Daily Mail today!
Richard McEvoy completed a historic double in Hamburg earlier today when he claimed victory with a dramatic birdie four at the final hole of the Porsche European Open. Richie's first European Tour win came just 7 days after he lifted the Le Vaudreuil Challenge trophy last Sunday on the Challenge Tour! Quite a week for the Englishman who is one of the most popular on tour.
The golf course dried out remarkably from heavy rain on Saturday. With tricky pins, fast running fairways and a stiff breeze it was a tough final day for all the competitors on the Green Eagle Golf Club.
With several world stars featuring on a tightly bunched leaderboard, "Maccas" used all of his experience, stayed patient and kept his nerve to dispose of his playing partner, American Bryson Dechambeau, Masters Champion - Patrick Reed and countryman Paul Casey.
McEvoy moved into contention with a superb second round 65 (-7) and followed it up on moving day with a 3-under par 69. He and Dechambeau started the final day leading the way on -12. The early exchanges immediately showed how hard the course was playing and it was clear it was a day to grind out a score. No one better than Rich to do just that.
Following three pars to start he eased past the crazy difficult 4th unscathed unlike all of his nearest challengers and opened up a two shot lead. Looking back, Rich may well turn to the tricky 6th hole where he made a great up and down for bogey having found a watery grave with his second. A tap in birdie at the next was followed by bogey and a par to go out in one over par but crucially he still had a share of the lead.
A brilliant birdie four on the 11th was followed by two bogeys and with it the lead. He drew level once again with a smart birdie on the 15th and at this stage any one of six players was in with a shout of collecting the prestigious European Open trophy. Dechambeau made a complete mess of 15 and 16 and handed Rich a one shot lead with two to play. Having played through the green on 17, our man hit a near perfect chip which hung agonisingly on top of a steep slope. One more roll and it would've nestled by the hole side. Bogey and all of a sudden there was a 5-man tie on 10-under.
It all came down to 18. McEvoy needed a birdie to win. Dechambeau an eagle. The American's chances ended with a wild hook off the tee... over to Rich. A good tee shot went through the fairway into a fluffy lie in the semi-rough. He was faced with a tough decision - go for the green or lay up and trust his impeccable wedge play. Over ruling his caddie Wayne he backed himself to get up and down from 100 yards. Safely aboard the green with an up hill 20-footer, he calmly hit the best putt of his career. Bang... right in the middle and with victory, a cheque for €333,330, a huge leap up the Race to Dubai Rankings and a precious exemption on the European Tour.
An emotional and overjoyed McEvoy said "I'm a little bit lost for words. I just kept believing and staying in the moment. Last week's win in France gave me a huge lift and boosted my confidence and thankfully I continued the good form this week. It hasn't really sunk in yet but feels awesome!"
Big Congratulations Rich from Team MASHIE
Words by Jenahura
MASHIE Tour Ambassador, Jordan Wrisdale finished birdie-birdie to clinch his first EuroPro Tour title by a shot at the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour’s Pentahotels Championship at Caversham Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.
Wrisdale (Boston) started the day a shot clear on 12-under par and struggled to find momentum on the front nine, picking up just one birdie and two bogeys to form a pack of golfers including James Frazer (Pennard Golf Club) and Brendan McCarroll (West Cliffs Golf Links). Frazer was the man in form on the final round picking up two eagles and six birdies en route to his 68 (-5) round, but a long approach shot into the final hole proved to be one bogey too many as Wrisdale emerged from the pack with a birdie-birdie finish. His second shot to five feet on the 18th was a worthy winner for the Boston golfer, who now joins fellow Bostonians Dave Coupland and Billy Spooner as a champion this season.
Reflecting on his maiden win he said: “It feels unbelievable, it’s all that I’ve worked over the last few years and to finally pull it off feels amazing. It was frustrating for me at times out there today but I just remained patient, I hit a lot of good shots and wasn’t rewarded.
“It hasn’t quite yet sunk in but to finish in style with a birdie-birdie finish of a golf course like this is great. I didn’t initially know that I had won though, I thought it was going to take me in a play-off against James Frazer!”
Elsewhere in the field Max Smith (Foxhills Club & Resort) carded the lowest round of the day (66) to post his best finish of the season tied for fourth; and Tom Gandy (Rowany Golf Club) finding similar success with his strongest finish to date as tied sixth.
The win sees Wrisdale catapult 29 places up to 5thin the Race To Desert Springs, and also the Challenge Tour spots, knocking fellow Boston golfer Billy Spooner out of the top five.
As well as receiving £10,000, Wrisdale also received a Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley, with features including a soft-touch ergonomic handle; low profile, quick-release wheels, a streamlined battery tray and super-fast QUIKFOLD assembly mechanism. The PGA EuroPro Tour continues at Foxhills Holf Club & Resort with the IFX and Winged Boots Championship 1st– 3rdAugust.
Highlights of the Pentahotels Championship will air on Sky Sports Golf on Tuesday, 7thAugust.
Words from EuroproTour.com
Congrats Jordan from us all at Team MASHIE.