QHotels' Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort is celebrating the
success of Resident Golf Professional, Dan Greenwood, after the
39-year-old won the prestigious Glenmuir PGA Professional
Championships at Slaley this weekend.
Dan, who has been a long-standing employee at Forest Pines,
joining the hotel 17 years ago when the course opened, landed the
biggest prize of his professional career, after finishing
eight-under to scoop the championship.
As well as being awarded the prestigious title, Dan also picked up
£10,000 prize money, use of a Peugeot 208 for a year, a place in
the 2013 Great Britain & Ireland PGA Cup team and a spot in the
end-of-season Titleist PGA Play-Offs in Turkey. He also qualifies
for two PGAs of Europe events.
Dan Greenwood commented: "The win is simply fantastic, it's not a
tournament I ever thought I could win, so I'm absolutely delighted
and I can't stop smiling. To have come sixth last year and then
finish with the title this year means so much."
Forest Pines Group Golf Operations Manager, Andrew Cook,
commented: "Everyone at QHotels and Forest Pines Golf & Hotel
Resort couldn't be happier for Dan, he's so dedicated to the sport
- he even missed his wife's birthday at the start of last week.
It's a pleasure having such a professional at our course and we
can't wait to see him compete in the PGA Cup team."
The PGA Cup team, which will see a 10-strong team from the UK,
take on their United States rivals in September in the biennial
Ryder Cup equivalent for PGA Professionals.