Magnificent seven with NE/NW PGA pro am titles

Seven professionals from far and wide topped the leaderboards in pro ams around the region in the last month.

At the North East & North West PGA’s largest pro am, hosted by Blackwell Grange Golf Club and sponsored by SG Petch, former DP World Tour player Chris Hanson picked up the winner’s cheque with a six under-par score. Chris led the field of 58 professionals as Tim Dykes finished in second place on four under-par.

There were also a pair of wins for Ken Ferrie, who finished top of the pile in Bedlingtonshire Golf Club’s 50th Anniversary pro am with a spectacular eight under-par round of 65. He went on to share top spot in the Morpeth Golf Club pro am with home professional David Clark as both players shot four under-par rounds of 67.

At Bellingham Golf Club, Westerhope’s Michael Nesbit made a welcome return to form, shooting a superb six under-par round of 64 to beat Close House’s Craig Smith by two shots as 12 of the 20 professionals in the field shot scores in the 60s.

In the Matfen Hall pro am, Richard Robson-Crosby and Daniel Wood shared top spot with five under-par rounds as Mark Ridley and Ross Crowe shared third place. 

South Moor-based Mark went two places better at Stocksfield, picking up a solo win with a two under-par round of 68 and a one-shot victory over Craig Smith.

For full scores from all of this season’s NE/NW PGA events, visit