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Donnington Grove sets the Trilby Tour 2011 off in grand style PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 May 2011 00:00

Gentleman, the Trilby Tour has officially started! 

The sumptuous Donnington Grove Golf & Country Club in leafy Berkshire played host to the initial event of the 2011 William Hunt Trilby Tour. 110 competitors played it out against another in the first of the Regional Championship lineup.

The course, designed by Welsh Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas, was in exemplary condition and spirits among the assembled players was high, to say the least.

'It's a great experience', said Shaun Heathcote, who'd travelled from Leicestershire to play, 'The tournament is so well organised and enjoyable and the course is a really good test of golf. The only thing I'm not enjoying is watching my name drop down the leader board, but I'll still definitely be back next year.'

Another competitor, Nick Greenwood of London, said that apart from his 'catastrophically bad' round (referring to his disappointing score) what he liked best about the day was the William Hunt golf clothing he received.

'I'll be out on the course in them again', he said, 'even the trilby, I think it looks quite dapper.'

Gareth Williams, director of golf at Donnington Grove said that hosting the Trilby Tour had been a great experience for the club.

'The way the Trilby Tour have transformed the look of the course is amazing. It's been a few days hard work but every inch looks superb and I'm sure it will look fantastic when it goes out on Sky Sports', he said while enjoying the view of the 18th hole from the specially constructed hospitality marquee next to the final green.

He added, 'I'm sure the national recognition the event brings to the club will pay huge dividends and I really hope we can get the tour back here next year.'


Next week: We head to Old Thorns for the Hampshire Championship


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