GREETHAM Valley lost one of their most treasured possessions this week when club professional Neil Evans parted company with the club.
Evans had been assistant professional and then head professional for 12 years and will now concentrate on playing on one of the golf circuits for the rest of the year.
Club press officer Fred Aspin said: “The members, many of whom have become friends of Neil and have had their game repaired by him, are extremely sad that he has left but wish him good luck in whatever he decides to do.”
Evans turned professional in 1995 and became a qualified PGA professional in 1999. He completed his training at Burghley Park Golf Club and once qualified moved to Greetham Valley.
The highlight of his career so far has been qualifying for the 2004 Open at Royal Troon where he played with Scott Verplank and Takashi Kamiyama and shot rounds of 85 and 78.
He also reached final qualifying for the Open on two other occasions and has been to European Tour School twice.