Eyre and Green are hoping to enjoy red letter day at Rudding Park GC in Pro-Captain Challenge

Woodsome Hall head professional John Eyre (Picture: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images).
Woodsome Hall head professional John Eyre (Picture: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images).
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WOODSOME Hall captain Andy Green aims to mark the club’s return to the Golfplan Insurance PGA Pro-Captain Challenge with a trip to Turkey.

Green will partner head professional John Eyre in the North East qualifying event at Rudding Park GC on Tuesday.

The West Yorkshire pairing will hope to seal a place in the £25,000 final to be held at the PGA Sultan Club in Antalya, Turkey, on November 25-26.

Eyre’s busy schedule will see him compete in the final of the PGA Fourball Championship the following day.

Nine-handicapper Green, aged 49, a customer care director for a major supermarket chain, said: “I know John hasn’t played in the Pro-Captain Challenge for two or three years, so it’s our first time for a while.

“I’m having a good year and my handicap has actually come down, which isn’t always the case in a captain’s year.

“But last year was my busy year when we were setting up the Dormy House at the club - it has eight twin bedrooms which allows players to book and stay overnight. So it’s been an important time for the club.”

Neither player has much experience of the course, but the venue is a memorable one for Eyre.

“The last time I was at Rudding Park was when I got married,” said the PGA Professional. “I think I’ve played it once before but it should be a good venue.

“I got to the Fourball final with my assistant at Woodsome Hall, Adam Durie, so it’d be nice to keep that form going.

“My main focus is on teaching so it’s good to get out on the course and play well.

“We’re a forward thinking club, but this is the first time in a while that we’ve tried to qualify for the final. For various reasons, previous captains haven’t been able to play so I’m pleased Andy’s able to do it this year.”