Devonshire golf pro Paul Hendriksen wins English PGA Championship...

Follow in the footsteps of Devonshire golf pro, Paul Hendriksen who won the English PGA Championship held at Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, Wiltshire.

Last week, Devonshire golf pro, Paul Hendriksen kept a cool head in sweltering conditions to win the English PGA Championship at Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort.

Having played red hot golf to match the sizzling temperatures venue in the second round, the PGA Professional from Ivybridge Golf Club in Devon opted for a safety-first approach to claim victory.

Hendriksen’s last three visits to the course have seen him finish tied first, tied second and now first.  Celebrating his victory, Paul said…

‘I’ve always done well here, we’re lucky to have this venue in our region, the South West. We get to play a pro-am here every year and we used to have an Order of Merit event here as well.  I love the golf course and the whole set-up. It’s a real five-star resort, the course suits my game and I love coming back here. It’s great.’

Ben Emerson, our Director of Golf and Head PGA Professional at Bowood PGA Golf Course was delighted with the success of the event and commented…

‘It has been a real privilege hosting the 2019 PGA English Championship here. The prestigious competition comes to Bowood from Saunton Golf Club, as part of our new partnership with The PGA, as their official PGA Golf Course for the South West of England.

The course was set up more challenging for the professionals, with the rough high and players playing off a mixture of black and white tees, the course measured at 7011 yards for the week. Despite this, we witnessed some amazing golf, with 3 players shooting a -7 under 65, which shows the standard of players taking part.

We look forward to welcoming the PGA and the players back to Bowood when the championship returns in July 2020.’

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