And it’s a wrap . . . Monday 5 October saw the final event bring the 2020protour season to a close – and what a dramatic finish!
Results over the weeks had ensured there would be great excitement; could Nicholas Poppleton sink the 6 birdies he needed for the McClarrons’ Race to 100 birdies and £20k? Could John Parry win the final to add to his three wins in the last eleven events to grab the Swimnation £10k bonus? Who would win the OOM – Poppleton or McCarthy – neck and neck going into the final?
Well, after determined and strong performances, Pops missed out by one birdie; Parry came tied second; and McCarthy’s final event proved enough to clinch the OOM so very narrowly from Pops.
Well played to them all and, indeed, to George Bloor the winner of the final with an excellent 65 (-6). What massive talent we have seen on the Tour throughout the year.
It’s hard to believe the season has come to an end, after a delayed start and then a temporary halt, but end it has and many thanks are due to so many people for making it happen!
So here’s a massive shout out to all our supporters and partners who made the inaugural year possible:
Our volunteers – John Major (Mr Starter); Sue Hanson (registration desk); Mark Jessop (scorer); David Rishworth (referee); Sue Kaye (referee); Eleanor Kelly (intern).
The host clubs – their pros, greens staff, catering staff, officials and members who made the Tour so welcome and whose hard work ensured such successful events.
Photographers – Andy Crook, Pete Eccles, Nathan Samson, Paul Swift, and Ben Greenwood who gave up their time to walk the fairways and shoot some amazing images.
ContentLiveGolf – Ian Waterhouse and his team live streamed and recorded many events, commentating and interviewing on course and off, creating a marvellous archive of memories along the way.
And finally – the players – professional and amateur, male and female – thank you for making our dream of an equitable Tour into a reality. Without your willingness to enter the events and keep returning, 2020protour would not have existed.
We’ve learned so much on the journey so far, and look forward to next year’s Tour and to welcoming players back to compete once again.
Thank you all!