Puttenham Golf Club Vice Captain Andy Nash and his team-mate Andy Schofield commented on a very exciting and enjoyable match played at the prestigious East Sussex National. Andy Nash enthused: “Our opponents, Carmine Porpora and Stewart Douglas, were great hosts. Andy and I got off to a strong start, going two up after four, then they pulled one back. However, we then took the next two holes. After 12 holes we were five up but they then came back in style, taking five of the next six holes with a half on the 15th and forcing us into playing extra holes. We eventually managed to hole a three ft putt to close the game out. A big thank you to our hosts, who were a credit to their club!”
The Home of Golf
At the other end of the country, David and Gary Fountain of Reproduction Plaster Company are very pleased to have won through against Neil and Gordon Melvin in their match which was played at the Castle Course, St Andrews Links, the ‘Home of Golf’ no less. It was here that golf is said to have been played since the 15th Century. David contacted The Golf Classic HQ in order to confirm the date of the final, hoping that by doing so that he hadn’t jinxed their chances of getting to it!
Dreaming of the Grand Final
Meanwhile, in Hertfordshire, Graham Long and Stuart Crawford of Long’s Electricals, managed to advance through to the fifth round by winning their match. Graham mentioned it is the furthest the pair has ever progressed in the tournament throughout the many years they have taken part.
The Golf Classic is the annual, national, construction industry’s five round knock-out tournament sponsored by Marley Plumbing and Drainage. Teams play regionally for a place in the Grand Final which takes place in September at The Belfry, the world famous golf resort which has hosted the Ryder Cup a record four occasions on its legendary Brabazon Course. Finalists enjoy free golf, gala dinner, prize-giving and an overnight stay.
The Golf Classic would like to wish everyone playing in the final the very best of luck and those wishing to keep up with the action can follow the Golf Classic on Twitter @TheGolfClassic and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thegolfclassic.
Join the fun in 2020
It’s never too early to enter the competition in 2020. The tournament is open to those employed within the UK mainland construction industry. Simply visit www.thegolfclassic.co.uk