Golfing pair have dream final in their sights

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A dream final at the 2014 Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles is up for grabs for amateur John Newnham and his Alfreton PGA professional Neville Hallam in Europe’s biggest pro-am competition – The Lombard Trophy.

Newnham teed up a chance to tread the fairways of the PGA Centenary course at the famous Scottish resort between September 3-4 when he won his club qualifying competition with a score of 40 points.

He and Hallam now advance to the regional final at Kedleston Park Golf Club on Monday, June 3, where they will play one round of better-ball medal play with the chance to secure one of 16 spots available for the 36-hole grand final.

Lombard added their congratulations. “Well done on a great achievement. This is a highly prestigious event which provides a tremendous opportunity for those taking part. We are delighted to be associated with it.”

John Newnham, is now retired and has been playing golf for 20 years. He plays off a handicap of 16.

Neville Hallam, 61, has been a professional at Alfreton for four years.