PING Pro-Am 2014

Ping European staff professional, Matthew Baldwin, and his amateur team have won the PING Pro-Am 2014 Challenge

Matt Baldwin Ping Pro-Am
European Tour player Matt Baldwin's Ping Pro-Am-winning team
(Image credit: Tim Miles)

Ping European staff professional, Matthew Baldwin, and his amateur team have won the 2014 PING Pro-Am Challenge

Six European Tour professionals have competed alongside a group of 18 Golf Monthly readers in the PING Pro-Am 2014 Challenge. On a tough day at the new and exclusive Centurion Club, it was Matthew Baldwin’s team that swept their way to glory with a combined total of 116 points. Baldwin’s stableford score on each hole was added to the two best from Robert Cooper (handicap 6), Julian Pegg (11) and David Brown (15) for a team total that left them nine points clear of Simon Wakefield’s second-placed team.

Third on the day was Tom Lewis whose own score of one-under par was a stellar effort on a firm and bouncy Centurion layout. The best pro score of the day however went to Golf Monthly's own playing editor, Andy Sullivan. His six-under-par round was the standout performance but despite his seven birdies and one eagle, his team were unable to figure in the final standings.

The 18 lucky Golf  Monthly readers also had the chance to test PING’s new G30 range of clubs and see the inner workings of the brand’s European Tour van. Watch our wrap-up video for a behind the scenes look at what happened on the day.

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Tom Clarke
Senior Content Editor

Tom Clarke joined Golf Monthly as a sub editor in 2009 being promoted to content editor in 2012 and then senior content editor in 2014, before becoming Sports Digital Editor for the Sport Vertical within Future in 2022. Tom currently looks after all the digital products that Golf Monthly produce including Strategy and Content Planning for the website and social media - Tom also assists the Cycling, Football, Rugby and Marine titles at Future. Tom plays off 18 and lists Augusta National (name drop), Old Head and Le Touessrok as the favourite courses he has played. Tom is an avid viewer of all golf content with a particularly in depth knowledge of the pro tour.