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MILLENNIUM INTERNATIONAL PAIRS
GOLF CLASSIC - RESULTS

 

Welsh Pair Take The Honours

 

A fantastic golfing experience, that was the unanimous view of the 60 finalists who battled it out for the 1999 Millennium International Pairs Golf Classic at Mount Juliet, South East Ireland, from 18-21 October.

The 30 pairs who had won their club rounds, and been top five winners at the September semifinals in Ireland spent three days at the superb Mount Juliet complex for the final.

The event attracted over 40,000 UK club golfers and was organized by Worldwide Leisure Marketing who are based in Hampshire. Ross Honey, MD of Worldwide Leisure Marketing welcome the finalists at a gala dinner on the first evening.

Joe Palmer, Regional Tourism Manager of South East Tourism, told participating finalists at the dinner: "You should feel very proud to have reached the finals of this hugely successful event. I hope you enjoy your stay and our Irish hospitality".

And enjoy they certainly did! All finalists played a practice round on the course which has staged the Irish Open on the Tuesday before retiring to their beds after a fairly early night!

Winners were 10 handicap Paul Evans and 4 handicap Simon Pitt from Cottrell Park GC near Cardiff. They scored 45 Stableford points to win their club round in July, then 42 points in the semifinal at St Helen's Bay, then 42 points in the Mount Juliet final to beat Singing Hills, West Sussex, pair Steve Franks (5) and Martin Wright (6) who had 41 points.

"This has been a brilliant event and the first time Simon and I have played together in a pairs competition. We are looking forward to competing again next year, the organisation has been superb from start to finish", said Paul.

They were presented with the hand-crafted Waterford Crystal Millennium Trophy by Ross Honey on Wednesday afternoon.

Event sponsors were Golfing Ireland, The Irish Tourist Board, Titleist, Hippo, Glenmuir, Golfprotection, Waterford Crystal, the Regional Tourist Boards and Stena Line.

Full details of next year's event will be sent to all UK golf clubs in the next few days. Anyone wanting more information should call 01705 571668.