22nd WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BELEK, TURKEY – September 2013

The 22nd World championship was held in Belek, Turkey the four courses used were Cornelia Golf Club, Carya Golf Club, Tat Golf Club and Nobilis Golf Club. The tournament was played over four rounds. Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 2013. The hosts for the tournament was Anette Ternstedt and Jan Johansson both Swedish Nationals who have a home in Belek. There are about 12 golf courses in the Belek area and only 4 other courses in the whole of Turkey.

There were 90 entrants from 16 different countries. Australia 22, Belgium 1, Canada 1, Finland 1, France 4, Germany 5, Ireland 8, Japan 19, New Zealand 6, Northern Ireland 1, Sweden 9, Switzerland 1, Taiwan 10, Uganda 1, United Kingdom 2 and USA 3.

Belek is a holiday destination for most of Europe, with a host of modern large holiday resorts. There is no Golf Club Membership, or very little, being the reason for no Turkish entries.  To enter this tournament you had to take the ‘all in package’, had to stay at the nominated Resort, Cornelia Diamond. This entry fee included 7 nights Accommodation, transport to and from the local International Airport, all meals, all drinks including alcohol, first class entertainment each night, transport to and from the golf courses, in other words you pre paid for everything. All entrants were very pleased with the concept and would like to see it happen more often.

At this Tournament we saw Doug Crosby the Chairman for the past 34 years step down. The New Chairman is Richard Davison New Zealand.

The Champion was Tyler Hodge (New Zealand)

The Senior Champion was Pat Butler (Ireland)

The Super Senior champion was Geoff Ingram (New Zealand)

The Ladies champion was Gloria Mbuguta Kamazima (Uganda)

 

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