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Gtour Race to Cyprus 2012
Posted by: Darren Ramowski on Tue 13 Mar 2012
The ultimate golf experience is back for the 2012 Gtour Race to Cyprus. And once again golfers across the UK are set to compete in a unique event open to all golfers with the reward of playing in the Grand Final at Aphrodite Hills Resort, Cyprus.
The ‘Gtour Race to Cyrpus’ is the leading Amateur golf tour in the UK and unlike any other golf event in the UK is open to all golfers. With handicap allowances of 28 for men and 36 for women, Order of Merit and no restriction on club or non club status the ‘Gtour Race to Cyprus’ provides a unique fun, social and competitive tour experience for every golfer.
Following renewed partnership with De Vere Venues, Bunker Mentality, Aegean Airlines, Aphrodite Hills and The Cyprus Tourism Organisation The Gtour - Race to Cyprus will see 100's of UK amateur golfers compete across 10 qualifying events between April and October 2012.
Tournament Director Colin Astbury said he was happy with the way the tour is gaining momentum, “we’re delighted to have partnered with Aphrodite Hills, Aegean Airlines and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation for the second year running. Together we have put together a format that can be enjoyed by players of all standards and provide a final that will inspire everybody who takes part to raise their games giving them the best possible chance to book their place at the UK Semi Final and of course a seat on that plane to Cyprus for the Grand Final.”
The tour starts in April 2012 at De Vere Carden Park on Saturday 21st followed by:
- De Vere Dunston Hall Golf Club - Sat 5th May 2012
- De Vere Slaley Hall Golf Club - Sat 19th May 2012
- Wildwood Golf Club - Sat 2nd Jun 2012
- Wychwood Park Golf Club - Sat 16th Jun 2012
- De Vere Mottram Hall Hotel Golf Club - Sat 21st Jul 2012
- De Vere Venues Wokefield Park - Sat 4th Aug 2012
- Moor Allerton Golf Club - Sat 18th Aug 2012
- De Vere Oulton Hall Golf Club - Sat 22nd Sep 2012
- De Vere Venues Staverton Park - Sat 6th Oct 2012
To register for any event visit: gtour.co.uk/events/
Golfshaker is 2011 Defending Gtour Race to Cyprus Champion
Golfshake member and 2011 Race to Cyprus Champion Colin Ainsworth said "After playing for years at a great club my work then meant I didn’t get many weekends off and so justifying a membership somewhere was impossible, being able to play in a competitive series of events which are well organized and with people who immediately made me feel welcome was great – The Gtour fitted the bill in every way."
Fellow Golfshake member Ian Roberts added "Since joining the Gtour almost from it's inception back in 2009, it really has been an absolute joy to have been part of. It has become the closest us amateurs will ever get to feel what it's like to be on a professional tour. From your arrival at each event till when you finally close the door to your car for the journey home you are made to feel a part of a great golfing community and something to which I look foward to each and every month"
Compete for Grand Final in Cyprus
Membership is free and players pay for the event only, with points awarded at each event counting towards the 2012 Order of Merit. Competing in at least 3 qualifying events around the UK the top 52 players will be invited to compete in the UK semi final in the Autumn at De Vere Belton Woods.
The 2 day semi final at De Vere Belton Woods will then see the top 9 players + the Order of Merit champion move forward to compete for the tour title with the Grand final being be played out at Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus in January 2013 with flights, accommodation and golf provided.
Costas Catsellis, Sales & Marketing Manager, Cyprus Tourism Organisation commented "We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of “The Gtour – Race to Cyprus” for the second year. This tournament has become the premier amateur event of the UK and we would like to thank Colin Astbury and his team for organizing an amateur event in the most professional way"
Costas Added, "Our aim is to establish Cyprus as a major golf destination and we believe that our association with The Gtour - Race to Cyprus will help us achieve this goal."
The experience the golfers receive starts from when they arrive at the course making it the ultimate event to play, with individual event prizes provided by the tour sponsors Bunker Mentality and De Vere Venues.
For more information visit: http://gtour.co.uk/
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