Paul Evans and John Dadd retain the CGS Premier West Midlands Golf Cup title in style ~ Christian Golf Society | Church Golf | National Church Golf Cup in partnership with CVM

Paul Evans and John Dadd retain the CGS Premier West Midlands Golf Cup title in style

The West Midlands event (sponsored by Banners Gate Community Church) took place on a sunny and warm afternoon on 26th July, 2013 at Sutton Coldfield Golf Club. 15 pairs took part in the pairs better ball stableford competition with competitors coming as far away as Herefordshire. 

The opening shots were taken by former winners George Patterson and Greg Edwards and after the first five holes this pairing was leading by 1 point from Don Davies and Pete Cartwright, Alan Cobbald and Jon Evans, and John Dadd and Paul Evans. However, by the end of the front nine the lead had changed with Alan Cobbald/Jon Evans on 23 points, with John Dadd/Paul Evans on 22 points, George Patterson/Greg Edwards on 21 and Rob Whittington/Rob Wood on 20. By halfway through the back nine John Dadd/Paul Evans had moved into the lead a position they would not now relinquish with early leaders George and Greg, and Alan and Jon both now two points adrift. By the end of the round although John and Paul finished as winners with 41 points (despite the organiser cutting both of them 2 shots for winning in 2012), a surprise package coming through the field with a stormng back nine to finish second on count back with 39 points were G. Taylor and Jamie Cook with Don Davies and Pete Cartwright coming in third on 39 points with George Patterson and Greg Edwards also coming in with 39 points.

Two nearest the pins were competed for on holes 2 and 15 both of which were won by Alan Hobbs, with two nearest the pin in 2 shots on holes 4 and 10 with the winners being John Dadd and Jamie Cook respectively. Sleeves of Titleist Pro V 1's were very gratefully received.

After a very enjoyable meal Alison Nicholas spoke on her early life when she realised that she was the wrong height for tennis and so took up golf. Alison spoke on how life was on the women's tour both in Europe and the USA as she won both the British Open and the US Open, and her role as captain of the Solheim Cup team. She said that coming to faith in Christ had the added bouns of helping her to play golf on the tour as well as captain so many differing personalities representing Europe in the Solheim Cup.

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