Mercedes-Benz Member Guest Event

31 May 2013Back

WinnersFriday 31st May was technically the final day of the main season as the summer rates then came into force on the 1st June. It was somewhat fitting that the final day of what is considered peak season in Muscat hosted the third in the on-going series of Mercedes-Benz Member Guest Events. These events have become a very popular fixture in the Almouj Golf calendar and through the kind support of our Corporate Partners Mercedes-Benz they have allowed many visitors to take on the challenging links in a variety of formats.

In an effort to ensure that the players were able to keep moving and not suffer the increasing temperatures any more than necessary the format was selected as a two player scramble. A scramble allows the best shot on each occasion to be chosen, the subsequent shot is then played from that location and once again the best shot selected, this continues until the hole is completed. The only requirement was that in order to keep both players involved each had to contribute a minimum of 7 tee shots throughout the round.

A record breaking 68 golfers took to the course keen to add their names to the winner's roster, to increase the social aspect of the event play commenced with a 10am shotgun start.

Fine Gross performances from the pairs of 2013 Men's Club Champion Tenzin Tsarong and partner Faiz Riaz who scored a fine 69, and Stuart Ingram and guest Andy Jones who recorded a 70 set the early target but it turned out to be a day for the slightly higher handicappers to whom the ability to select the best tee shot on the challenging course clearly made a significant difference.

With Mercedes-Benz being ever generous with their prizes in 4th spot narrowly missing out on countback for third were the pair of Gerard Fleming and guest Tony Coyle who recorded net 57 each winning a Mercedes-Benz gift set. Just edging out the 4th pair to take third with a matching score of 57 were Men's 2013 Captain William Welsh and guest Steve Blee who took home a Mercedes-Benz gift set and Footjoy shirt for their efforts. In clear second with a score of net 56 winning a Mercedes-Benz hamper and a pair of Adidas golf shoes were 2013 Mercedes-Benz Men's Matchplay Champion Iain Liversage and guest Jeremy Wyre which left the stage clear for the winning pair of Mike Welling and guest Martin Wright who's net 55.5 saw them top the table. In return for their efforts they received a fine Mercedes-Benz wristwatch and a TaylorMade carry bag each.

Almouj Golf would like to thank Mercedes-Benz for their on-going support of this and other fixtures throughout the year and looks forward to a well subscribed and received series of Member Guest events next season.