Home English Golf News Equipment Special Golf Offers Accommodation Golf Directory A - Z Listing

Llewellyn at the double!

Paul retains his ­Matchplay title in Dubai

TAMWORTH golfer Paul Llewellyn mounted a successful defence of his Golf Care Matchplay Championship Singles title at the world-renowned Els Club in Dubai.

In the tenth anniversary of the UK’s largest amateur event, Llewellyn held off South Africa’s Maartens van Rensburg to retain his crown by the narrowest of margins, despite not playing his best golf.

“This feels great, defending the title means a lot to me,” said a delighted Llewellyn afterwards. “It was a bit of a battle and I really struggled with my iron play, hitting a couple of shanks to throw me off.

“However, I managed to stay in front and that was really important, mentally. I found myself in a match-play situation with Maartens on the back-nine and, despite three-putting the last hole, I knew that I had done enough.”

WOBBLE

There was more English success in the Mixed Pairs Stableford event as Martin Pyke and Anne Wheble cantered to a ten-point victory over husband and wife pairing David and Tracey Morris.

Pyke and Wheble dove-tailed perfectly to rack up 118 points and deservedly take the title.

“We got off to a good start,” said Pyke. “I had three points on the first hole, then Anne birdied the third and fourth to give us a bit of breathing room. We had a bit of a wobble towards the middle of the round, dropping shots on the ninth and tenth, both of which are shot holes for us.

“Anne steadied the ship with another birdie on the 13th, though, and that really spurred us on.

“The Matchplay Championship has been a great experience. The golf club is fantastic and it’s been a real treat to be here. The people are just so helpful and we really can’t fault anything about our time here in Dubai, we’ll definitely be back next year to defend our title!”

The Golf Care Matchplay Championship continues to set a significant standard for amateur golf tournaments. The tournament whisks 40 amateur golfers from the UK to Dubai, where they not only competed at The Els

Club, but basked in five-star hospitality at the world’s tallest dedicated hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.






ENGLISH GOLF NEWS 
Thai course is ready to open
Wales Golf as it should be
'Centre of Excellence' opens Studley Wood
Booking.com says St Andrews is No.1
 
 

COURSE FINDER

English Golfing Regions
Bedfordshire
Bucks, Berks &
Oxfordshire

Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
Cornwall
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Devon
Dorset
Durham
Essex
Gloucestershire Hampshire
Hertfordshire
Isle of Man
Kent
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Middlesex
Norfolk
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottinghamshire
Shropshire &
Herefordshire

Somerset
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey
Sussex
Warwickshire
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
Yorkshire
FOR ALL ENGLISH GOLF NEWS
    
PICK OF THE DAY!


Copyright © 2004 - 2013 PSP Publishing Ltd  Registered Office: PSP House, 50 High Craighall Road Glasgow G4 9UD Registered in Scotland No. 158316
Tel: 0141 353 2222 Fax: 0141 332 3839 Email: sales@psp.uk.net Calls may be monitored or recorded for training purposes