England (Midlands) Region
14 Jun 17
A rare tournament appearance involving the short journey from Four Ashes Golf Centre to Copt Heath resulted in a lucrative outcome for Russell Heritage.
Heritage, a coach at Four Ashes Golf Centre, put into practice what he teaches by winning the Rotary Charity Pro-Am at nearby Copt Heath.
And he did so in fine style by posting a six-under-par round of 65 to claim the £605 first prize.
That looked an unlikely outcome when Heritage, who was playing in his first regional event of the season, bogeyed the par four second.
But that proved the first and last blemish on his scorecard. Five birdies followed, as did the highlight of his round, an eagle at the par-five 15th.
It all added up to a two shot victory over Retford Golf Club’s James Freeman who undid the promising foundations he had laid on the front nine.
Having reached the turn in four-under he bogeyed the first two holes of the back nine.
And, despite cancelling those out on the way home, he was unable to regain his earlier momentum and finished two shots adrift of Heritage on four-under but two clear of Daniel Wood (Golfers Choice) and Chesterfield’s Shane Naisbett who tied for third place.