It was a warm day at Hunting Creek Country Club for the Kentucky PGA Callaway Pro-Pro-Team on Tuesday, May 31. Professional duos teamed up for two separate titles: Pro-Pro (any professionals from across the Commonwealth) and Pro-Assistant (Professional and Assistant/Apprentice duos at the same facility) using their best ball of the two-person team to determine their score. The sweltering heat brought about some hot rounds and much fun was had on this great day on a pristine golf course.
In the Pro-Assistant Division, Gary Bebelaar and John Bachman of Big Spring Country Club, Inc.’s Big Spring Campus joined up to fire a solid round of eight-under-par 64 for an impressive three shot victory over Blake Watts and Robert Costello of Wildwood Country Club, Scott Sedgwick and Logan Watts of Louisville Country Club and Sedgwick and David Shearn (also of Louisville Country Club). Tommy Brummett and Jeremy Martin of Greenbrier Golf and Country Club, host duo Brad Morrow and Bobby Newberry and Jesse Massie and Steve Shafer of Hurstbourne Country Club finished an additional shot back.
In the Pro-Pro Division, Shearn teamed up with work colleague Chad Douglas to also fire an 8-under-par round of 64 for the victory. They finished one shot ahead of Bachman and Lake Forest Country Club’s Keith Ohr, two shots ahead of Lakeside Golf Course’s Al Chrouser and Crescent Hill’s Barry Bonifield and their own coworker’s Kenton Hobbs and Logan Watts. Barren River Lake State Park’s Carmello Benassi and Boots Randolph’s Dee Brown and Seneca Golf Course’s Andrew Lardner and David Huffman shot a 67. Husband and wife duo, Andrew and Sara Stephens of Stephens Golf Academy finished Seventh after a round of 68. Douglas and Sedgwick were the defending Pro-Assistant Champions from 2015, each having another nice day (albeit with different partners) at Hunting Creek.
A special thanks to KPGA Business Partners Callaway Golf and Sales Representatives Doug Schoerke and John McKenry. They brought an added fun element to the event in the form of a short game challenge. Players were asked to use Callaway/Odyssey equipment to hit a chip shot and putt on the putting green during their round. The closest to the pin on these challenge holes were given a $100 cash prize. Cunningham | Yamaha also extended a challenge on the par three 12th hole – where the professional closest to the pin took home a bottle of nice bourbon. Thank you to these gentlemen and their great business relationship with the KPGA for making the event not only possible, but FUN!
The completion of the Callaway Pro-Pro-Team also marks the halfway point in the Cunningham | Yamaha Pro-Pro Series. This is a four-event competition among 6 teams of 10 professionals. Each team is vying for a $5,000 team cash prize! For point totals and results … click here > >