The Stoke City Football Club golf day this year took place at Wychwood Park on a cold and blustery day which would test the nerve of any golfer. The day offered up the chance for the sponsors and players to meet some of the Stoke City first team and they didn’t disappoint as Peter Crouch, Michael Kightely, Matthew Etherington and Ryan Shawcross turned up, which for them was a welcome break from training. Set in rolling Cheshire countryside, Wychwood Park is widely regarded as one of the premier inland courses in the North of England.
For the second year running, the day took advantage of the revolutionary VPAR Live Golf Scoring system allowing the players to follow the live leaderboard on handheld scorepads setting up a nail biting finale for those on the courses as well as spectators in the clubhouse and followers live online. With Stoke City FC providing a link to the live leaderboard through their website, their loyal fans could cheer on their favourite players in a slightly different way.
Mercedes of Stoke shot out of the starting gate and led from hole one with some scintillating golf. They held first place for the entire day and were still leading in the clubhouse with one group still on the course. Adidas, the reigning champions, however had other ideas and tension was high in the clubhouse as everyone gathered around the live leaderboards. Coming down the 18th Adidas were neck and neck with Mercedes of Stoke knowing that only 2 birdies would be enough to clinch the victory.
Team Adidas held their nerve. Adam Harrison finished with a birdie and Paul Slattery followed suit capping his match winning put off with a celebratory fist pump.
A thrilling finale to a great day.
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