Mishon Mackay Pro-Am Cup

The Mishon Mackay Pro-Am Cup explained


The competition gives the Club’s business and other supporters the chance to play bowls against each other, but with the benefit of playing alongside and with the help of experienced club members.

The competing teams will be made up of 2 “amateurs” from the supporter's organisation and 2 “Pros” from the Club.

In order to be fair to everyone, there will be a draw to decide which teams should play each other, who their "Pro" skip should be and on which rink they play.

Teams will play two matches of 7 ends, winners of the first round of matches moving up one rink for their second game. The winning team will be the one with the greatest shot difference.



Mishon Mackay Business Supporters Cup Pro-Am Competition 2021


Fabulous Floors receiving the Cup from Alex Mackay on behalf of the club's main Sponsor Mishon Mackay

The ProAm was held on Tuesday 17th August, a slightly damp dull evening as it turned out, but the weather did not dim anyone’s spirits! We have held this event yearly for several years but of course missed last year, and both Mishon Mackay and other businesses were very keen to play this year.

We were pleased to have eleven of our business supporters fielding teams and because of the odd number we added a team from HBC. Many of our friends had brought moral and vocal support, probably the most vocal was the New Inn supporters! It was a really festive atmosphere around the green, plenty of cheering and shouting for every team. The bowling was extremely competitive and in many cases quite good! Thankfully no divoting thanks to our Green Stewards putting the dreaded mats down, but as ever the green bowled beautifully.

We changed the format slightly this year and played seven ends then the winning team on each rink moved up one rink to play a further seven ends, this caused a little confusion, but all sorted in the end and it gave the competition just a little more of an edge.

The winners were Fabulous Floors with a win of +13 closely followed by Freeman Brothers at +12, third was Wilkinson Landscapes at +5.

Alex Mackay presented the Cup and we all then socialised in the pavilion and I think that plenty of networking was done, and our business supporters are all still very happy to be involved with Hurstpierpoint Bowling Club, plus a few new ones.

I would like to thank everyone who took part and I hope that you enjoyed the slightly more relaxed event, and especially thanks to Stewart Hall and Tony Lank for all of their help in getting the event off the ground. It was really great to feel that we were hosting an event in a near normal situation!

Barbara Awcock Chairman