Bramshaw Brothers Win Inaugural Bramshaw Pairs Open
A fantastic sunny Autumn day greeted 76 competitions in the Bramshaw inaugural pairs open. With 22 clubs represented and entries from Kent to Berkshire to Shropshire, the field comprised of a number of local professionals and amateurs with handicaps ranging from +3 to 34. With the first shot hit at sunrise and the last putt holed in the dark, not even 20 minutes of rolling fog on the Forest Course could stop play and we just about made it.
A huge congratulations therefore, to Bramshaw brothers James & Luke Wills for winning the inaugural pairs open, and the first holders of the Sir Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre trophy. James & Luke fought off stiff competition from a number of teams to triumph with 88 points over 2 rounds, 1 clear of the pairing of Mark Beckett (Bramshaw) and Tracy Nicoll (Royal Winchester).
Luke Wills commented “I left myself 3 feet above the hole on the 18th [Forest]… a slider that I just didn’t feel comfortable over. Luckily it caught the hole and it looks as though that final putt won it for us”.
This also tops a superb year for brother James individually, his 5th trophy of the year. There was also an added bonus of Luke scoring the only 2 of the day on the Manor Course on the par 4 12th… and receiving a special 2’s pot prize to boot. The boys walk away with vouchers for £200 each and the glory of being the first ever winners of this very special trophy.