Rob tees up golfing glory

The final will be played at Gleneagles
The final will be played at Gleneagles

A tilt at golfing glory awaits Burnley amateur Robert Skeath and his Burnley PGA professional Mark McEvoy as they bid to reach the Lombard Trophy grand final being staged at Gleneagles – just three weeks before Europe and America meet in the Ryder Cup.

Skeath teed up a chance to tread the fairways of the King’s Course at the famous Scottish resort between September 3rd-4th when he won his club qualifying competition with a nett score of 65.

He and McEvoy now advance to the regional final at Lindrick Golf Club on Monday, July 7th, where they will compete against up to 70 other clubs for the chance to secure one of 16 prized spots available for the 36-hole grand final.

The tournament, now in its 30th year, attracts entries from upwards of 700 clubs across Great Britain and Ireland. Lombard originally sponsored the tournament from 1995 to 2006 before returning as headline sponsor in 2013.

The PGA National Pro-Am Championship has a total prize fund of £80,000, with the winning professional at the grand final taking home a cheque for £12,000.

Robert is a cycling instructor from Burnley, has been playing golf for three years and plays off a handicap of 14. His interests apart from golf include supporting Burnley FC.

Mark (42) has been a professional at Burnley for two years.