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Champion of Champions

Following the disappointment of the cancelled finals at Westerwood earlier in the year, 24 competitors took part in the 2012 QHotels Champion of Champions at Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort on Friday 16th and
Saturday 17th November.
Competitors arrived on the Friday afternoon for a practice round where a couple of spot prizes were up for grabs - the winners being:

  • Forest 6th Nearest the Pin won by Richard Gunson from Aldwark Manor winning a 1 night stay at Forest Pines for 2 people
  • Forest 9th Longest Drive Ladies won by Lesley Ford from Aldwark Manor winning a 1 night stay at Hellidon Lakes for 2 people
  • Pines 9th Longest Drive won by John Meagher from Forest Pines winning a 1 night stay at Aldwark Manor for 2 people
  • 2's sweep winning a sleeve of balls just the one by Richard Gunson from Aldwark Manor

Following the practice round, competitors checked into their rooms and met for a private Dinner hosted by Andrew Cook, Group Golf Operations Manager. Clearly Q Members are not governed by the rules of normal
athletes prior to a competition as could be seen by the look of shock on Andrew's face by the drinks bill (and yes he does know who sneakily ordered the extra wine!).

On the Saturday morning the competition commenced with some feeling slightly the worse for wear and may explain why some scoring was below that achieve din the practice round.

Following a competitive 18 holes the prize presentation took place with the QHotels Lady Champion of 2012 being announced as Sue Harvey (Forest Pines) with a score of 31 points winning a 2 night stay at the QGolf Resort of their choice and Villeroy and Boch Prize And the Mens and Overall QHotels Champion of Champion being:
Mark Mcdonough (Forest Pines) winning Villeroy and Boch vase

The complete list of winners were as follows:

  • Forest 8th - Nearest the Pin was a tie between Jacqui Edwards (Forest Pines) and Michelle Derbyshire (Aldwark Manor) both winning a 1 night stay at Telford for 2 people
  • Pines 7th - Nearest the Pin won by Andre Sacre (Aldwark Manor) from winning a 1 night stay at The Westerwood
  • Ladies 1st Place was won by Sue Harvey (Forest Pines)with a score of 31 points winning a 2 night stay at the QGolf Resort of their choice and Villeroy and Boch Prize
  • Ladies Runner Up with a score of 29 points Jacqui Edwards (Forest Pines) winning Rohnisch gloves and hat was
  • Mens 1st Place was won by Mark Mcdonough (Forest Pines)with a score of 36 points winning a 2 night stay at the QGolf Resort of their choice and Villeroy and Boch Prize
  • Mens Runner Up with a score of 34 points John Meagher (Forest Pines) winning Galvin Green gloves and a Ralph Lauren Hat


Overall winner and Champion of Champions 2012 was Mark Mcdonough (Forest Pines) winning Villeroy and Boch vase

Following great humour and a lot of great banter, all competitors left on the Saturday afternoon having made new friends.

2013 CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS sees a change in format to qualifying and scheduling with details to be promoted shortly in your clubs.

There will be two qualifying events organise by your Clubs Competition Committee where up to 8 players can qualify for the finals.There is a great Headline prize where this year's winnerswill e hosted to a VIP stay at The Westerwood, hospitality and entrance at THE OPEN 2013 Muirfield.

Finals date Sunday 16th and Monday 17th June at Forest Pines

Happy qualifying for what we are sure will be at truly memorable occasion


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