It’s Hodkinson – again! Chorlton assistant on a roll

ADAM Hodkinson repeated last year’s victory as he took the Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship North qualifier at Hesketh.

Adam HodkinsonThe Chorlton-Cum-Hardy assistant carded a three-under-par round of 69 to win by one shot from Matthew Daley of Hainsworth Park – two days after his victory in the PGA North Assistants’ Championship of Yorkshire at Northcliffe.

It was a case of deja vu at Hesketh for the Sheffield-born player who won the  event last year at Penwortham  before going on to finish fifth in the showpiece final.
Hodkinson is determined to improve on his performance of 12 months ago when he joins 16 other qualifiers who will play in the £32,000 grand final  at Little Aston on August 3-5.
“I played very steadily here at Hesketh,” he said.

“Last year I had an awful round but still managed to win. This time I just wanted to keep things solid and it worked out.

“I made three-under-par but I didn’t really think that would be good enough to win. I’ve been working on my swing with the head professional at Chorlton with Dave MacKinnon and that’s paying off.

“I feel as though I’m in good form. I wanted to win the final last year but I had a bad first round and ended up fifth.

“I would like to improve on that this year if I can and that’s going to be a target.”
Hodkinson said that MacKinnon’s advice has been a big help to him this year.
“I made a decision to work on my game during the winter,” he added.
Hodkinson  has never played at Little Aston before as he stages his bid to finish top of the leaderboard in the Midlands.

“I don’t know the venue at all, but I hear good things about it so I’m really looking forward to getting to the final,” he said.

 

 

 

 

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by PH on June 28, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    He’s still on a flyer, shot 60 at Warrington the other week in an 1836 comp, then fired a -7 (29) back nine in last weeks Europro at Cumberwell Park to tie for the lead, losing out in a playoff unfortunately.

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