Two New Champions at the TaylorMade adidas CPC

8/20/2015

Two New Champions at the TaylorMade adidas CPC

August 20, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, ON - For the second year in a row the PGA of Ontario, and presenting sponsor TaylorMade adidas, brought the Club Pro Championship to Tarandowah Golfers Club.  Playing just shy of 7000 yards, the 163 acre Tarandowah is one of the most difficult stops on the PGA of Ontario tournament schedule and it showed its teeth.  “We are excited to be hosting head professionals from across the province and hopefully we’ll be able to give them a true links experience on our unique Martin Hawtree designed layout with its 106 pot bunkers,” said host Head Professional Dave Schweyer

There are two playing divisions at the PGA of Ontario CPC: Head Professional and Head Teaching Professional with the overall winner taking a $500 bonus.  Last years winners, Danny King and Ron Kenesky were there trying to defend the title but they could not fend off the likes of Brian Hadley (Thames Valley Golf Club) and David Banks (David Banks Simply Golf Academy) who put together two steady but impressive rounds to crown two new champions.

After the first day of competition Brian Hadley sat on top of the leaderboard firing a 1-under 69, with a 4-stroke lead headed into the second day.  “I think with the competitive guys that are here, my game plan doesn’t change too much when I’m playing with the lead.  I’m just trying to make birdies and most of all stay out of the fescue,” Hadley said after the round.  Hadley managed to make five birdies over the two days and won the Head Professional division by 3 and the overall bonus by one shot and finished the tournament at even-par (69,71).

David Banks threw together a very nice second round and fell just short of Hadley but still managed to take the Head Teaching Professional division, finishing the tournament with a 73, 68, 1-over performance.  Narrowly edging last years champ Danny King he said, “It was a challenge.  As we saw with the scores, even par was a great round.  It was very difficult.  I saw Danny King hit the ball great today but he just couldn’t score.”  When asked about the event and where he sees it going forward Banks said, “I haven’t been playing a lot of late for various reasons, but I think guys need to come down and play.  We are all in the game, and the business of golf because we love to play.  And I still like to challenge myself, some days the challenge works and some days it doesn’t but at very least it’s great to come out and see all the guys.”

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