Belvedere club preparing to host Yorkshire’s biggest Pro-Am

Last year's winning professional Adrian Ambler, of Low Laithes Golf Club,  with David Dowson of Seaside Pro-Am sponsors Lloyd Dowson.
Last year's winning professional Adrian Ambler, of Low Laithes Golf Club, with David Dowson of Seaside Pro-Am sponsors Lloyd Dowson.

Bridlington Golf Club is busy preparing for next week’s 19th Seaside Pro-Am event which has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Yorkshire PGA calendar.

Professional golfers from around the North of England will descend upon the Belvedere course next Friday in a bid to win the leading professional first prize of £1,500 Seaside Pro-Am Trophy donated by the Bridlington Free Press.

Each competing professional will be joined by three amateur golfers and these teams will compete for the Lloyd Dowson Team Troph

Last year’s leading professional golfer was Adrian Ambler (Low Laithes GC) who won with an excellent individual score of 69 (three-under-par) and he will be returning to defend his title.

However he will be hard pushed this year to retain the title as a number of EuroPro Tour professionals are available this year including local favourite Alex Belt.

There will also be a number of rookie professionals playing in their first Seaside Pro/Am, including ex-England International Paul Lockwood (Hornsea GC), Chris Halley (Malton GC) and Bridlington Golf Club assistant Jamie Coughlin, who is having a great start to his professional career and is currently third in the Yorkshire Assistants Order of Merit.

Organiser Anthony Howarth said: “Preparations are going well and we are looking forward to another successful event. I am delighted to

confirm that Lloyd Dowson are once again our main sponsors of the event and their continued support over the years has helped make the event one of the highlights of the Yorkshire professional golfers’ calendar.

Since the first event in 1996 the Seaside Pro/Am has raised over £50,000 for many charities and this year the event will be raising money for Junior Golf.