Andy set for golf grand final

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Cranleigh golfer Andy Clements is set to head for the UAE this week for the trip of a lifetime after he scooped a place in the prestigious grand final of the 2012 League to Dubai.

All-expenses-paid trip expereince is reward for Cottesmore member Andy’s efforts in battling his way through a local league and a regional final during 2012.

The nine-handicapper said: “Even to get to the final in Dubai these guys have illustrated huge determination and skill and the titles will be hard won without a doubt. Several of them have already told me, however, that merely getting to Dubai makes them feel like a winner – and while I’m sure they’ll enjoy the surroundings and socialising, you can guarantee the competition will be friendly but fierce.

“The grand final offers amateur golfers the chance to feel like a professional for a week with accommodation in a five-star hotel and three rounds of golf on genuine championship golf courses – Dubai Creek has even hosted the Dubai Desert Classic on two occasions, while Greg Norman’s Earth Course currently hosts the DP World Tour Championship.

“As amateur golfers, it’s not every day we can play such world-renowned courses – even less often in bright sunshine during January,”

Inspired by the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, the League to Dubai – which is sanctioned by the R&A – pits amateur golfers against each other initially in a local league format, between April and August, playing two home matches and two away.