Cort secures back-to-back wins as he adds the Glazerite Trophy to his locker

Cort secures back-to-back wins as he adds the Glazerite Trophy to his locker


Just a few weeks after Matthew Cort’s (Beedles Lake Golf Club) PGA Professional Championship victory at Slaley Hall, Cort has found himself back at the top of the leaderboard not once, but twice in the same week.

After finishing in first place with rounds of 64 and 66 (-12) at the PGA Surrey Open Champs Open Series event at Cuddington, despite never having played the course before, Cort then went on to take the Glazerite Trophy just two days later at Wellingborough Golf Club, Northamptonshire.

Cort was understandably pleased with his weeks work: “It’s been a busy week. I’m thrilled to have won. It was a big event down in Cuddington and I played and scored well. It was crazy really. I usually try to prepare as best I can but I just thought I’d get up early and drive down as I was teeing off late, and then ended up playing really well.”

The Glazerite Trophy field took on 36 holes in very warm conditions during the afternoon to battle it out for the title: “It’s a nice course. In the years gone by, we’ve played in some stinking hot weather, and we got it on the back nine. It got really hot but fortunately the morning’s round was a little bit overcast.”

Despite his winning score, it wasn’t all plain sailing for Cort: “I shot three under in the first round, and then teeing off the tenth, it’s a bit of a blind shot, so I hit a five wood, pulled it left off the tee but thought “that should be ok”. However, when you get down there, there’s a big rough area on the left and we couldn’t find the ball, so I had to walk back to the tee, reload and hit three off the tee, but then I got it on the green and actually holed the putt which was huge - that kind of got me going.”
Cort finished with scores of 69 and 70 (-5) to beat Ben Hall (Rushcliffe Golf Club) and Adam Keogh (Woodhall Spa Golf Club) by one shot.

The 2022 Glazerite Trophy was the 16th event supported by the manufacturing company and Glazerite Group Managing Director, Robert Brearley, was on hand to present the winners’ prizes. The Glazerite Group are long-time supporters of the PGA Midlands Order of Merit event, as Cort explains: “I’ve been about ten years in the PGA and Glazerite were already supporting the tournament even before I started playing it. For Glazerite to be consistently on board as a sponsor, I think it makes the tournament so much better.”

The day following the professional tournament, the Glazerite Trophy Pro Am took place at Wellingborough Golf Club, an event that the team, their suppliers and clients always look forward to. With blue skies overhead and laughter on the tee, it was a day enjoyed by all.

James Freeman (Retford Golf Club) and Daniel Whitby-Smith (Drayton Park Golf Club) finished tied first with scores of 66 whilst the pro am attendees generously raised over £5,400 for We Mind & Kelly Matters, an extremely worthwhile charity which develops initiatives and bespoke projects related to mental health and suicide prevention.

Photo caption: Matt Cort with Glazerite Group Managing Director, Robert Brearley, and Wellingborough Golf Club Captain.


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