May 31st, 2017
Donald and Wood wow
Royal Mid–Surrey members
Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club members were treated to an exhibition of world-class golf as two of England’s top Tour players took on the JH Taylor course in front of a packed crowd during the week of the BMW PGA Championship.
Former world No.1 Luke Donald and defending BMW PGA Championship holder Chris Wood played a greensomes format with Youtube stars Rick Shiels and Peter Finch through the back–nine as part of a Mizuno media day at the club in south–west London.
The two Ryder Cup players happily interacted with a large group of club members who followed them down every fairway of the historic course and surrounded tee boxes and greens to view the stars’ technique up close.
“We have a really enthusiastic membership of active golfers and to have over 100 people following the group that Mizuno assembled was great to see,” said Club Chairman Chris Holt. “Watching players of the calibre of Luke and Chris tackle the challenges our members face was a treat for everyone and a credit to the greenkeeping team, who prepared the course beautifully,” he added.
The historic Royal Mid–Surrey Club is celebrating its 125th anniversary and will host the English Women’s Open Matchplay tournament in early July.