A member at Foxhills, in Ottershaw, will be winging his way to Mauritius after winning the inaugural Beachcomber Tours’ Road to Mauritius Golf Championship at Stoke Park, in Berkshire.
Jonathan Webster, 46, a marketer who plays off 21, scored 38 Stableford points, but was separated from Stoke Park’s Jerome Drouin only on countback. And it was that narrow margin that will see the former enjoying seven nights on the idyllic Indian Ocean island.
More than 500 competitors started out in the competition at six venues in the Home Counties. Four members from each venue won through to the final at Stoke Park knowing they were just one good round of golf away from winning a luxury seven-night golf holiday for two at Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa.
The prize, courtesy of Guildford-based Beachcomber Tours – which has been exploring Mauritius since 1952, when it opened the island’s first hotel – comprises a seven-night dinner, bed and breakfast break for two, in a deluxe room at the Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, with complimentary flights from London, private hotel transfers and unlimited golf at Paradis Golf Club.
A delighted Webster, who lives in Windsor, said: “I didn’t have any expectations on the day; I was surprised to have won. I played well and shot 38 points, but it was so close – I think nearly half the field were within three shots of winning.
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