Andy’s delight at Dubai win


Cottesmore golfer Andy Clements clinched victory in the deserts of Dubai last week, as he fought off eight other amatuers to win the 2012 League to Dubai crown.

Andy, from Cranleigh, scored a total of 410 points for his performances over the the Wadi by Faldo Course at the Emirates Golf Club; Dubai Creek Golf Club; and the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. His total saw off Hampshire-based Richard Harris by ten shots.

The nine handicapper said: “I didn’t think rounds of 30, 31 and 28 would be enough to win but it shows you how tough the conditions are – it was also very windy and the courses were all new to us. I came for the experience mainly and just wanted to play steady golf. It was fantastic to win such a great tournament.”

Andy battled through a local league and a regional final last year to earn his place in Dubai.