Caesar hoping to be a shooting star at Gleneagles



Royal Porthcawl’s Harvey Caesar (pictured left) will be making a return to Gleneagles when he takes part in The Lombard Trophy next month.

The last time he was there, the Penarth-based doctor was taking part in a clay pigeon shooting international.

Caesar will partner PGA Professional Peter Evans (right) for the showpiece event in Scotland.

The South Wales duo are taking part in the £43,600 grand final, which will be held over the PGA Centenary Course, the venue for next year’s Ryder Cup, on September 3-4.

Ceasar, 43, has never played golf at Gleneagles before, but he is familiar with the area.

He explained: “The last time I was there was when I took part in a home international shooting event five years ago.

“It was only a few miles down the road from the course, so it’s quite ironic that I’m going back there now to play golf.

“There are a lot of similarities between the two sports, you need that accuracy and eye co-ordination and you’re using the same sort of attributes.”

Caesar, who works as a consultant at a Bridgend hospital, plays off a handicap of four and he admitted Evans was just a thrilled as he is.

He added: “It’s a fantastic thing for me, but Peter feels the same.

“It’s funny because he’s done so much as a golf professional, yet he’s very excited about the final.

“But it’s such a great prize that I almost feel like we’ve won already just by getting to Gleneagles.

“I didn’t really envisage any of this, when I played in the qualifying event at Machynys Peninsula I thought it was just another pro-am event.

“Then I saw how well organised it was by the PGA, I knew it was a little more serious. So to win and go to the final was amazing.”

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