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Seven days of glory for TGI Golf Partner Peter Hanna
September 3, 2012

Lurgan Golf Club-based TGI Golf Partner Peter Hanna celebrated a special seven days which saw him collect silverware at two of world golf's biggest venues, Turnberry and Celtic Manor.

Hanna was part of the victorious TGI Golf Partnership team that regained the Ashworth Cup from rivals Foremost at Turnberry, then just a week later he topped the leaderboard at the 2010 Ryder Cup venue, along with his amateur partner Keith Percy, in the TaylorMade-adidas Amateur Championship in association with TGI Golf.

"It was certainly a very special week," said Hanna. "To play two events at two stunning venues was amazing in itself, but to win both times was incredible."

The TaylorMade-adidas Amateur Championship pits the top 20 amateur club golfers from across the UK and their PGA Professionals against each other in a straight Stableford shootout.

In order to qualify for the grand final golfers had to first win one of 120 qualifying competitions held at TGI Golf Partner's clubs around the country, then see if their scores were good enough to reach the top 20 of a national leaderboard.

"The event gives both us PGA Professionals and our amateurs an amazing opportunity to play one of the most famous golf courses in the world as well as win fantastic prizes," added Hanna.

Both Hanna and his partner Percy will now be whisked away for a trip to TaylorMade's European Centre of Excellence in Germany.

Playing off a handicap of 11, Percy - a plumber from Waringstown, County Down - shot a net 1-under-par round to secure the individual amateur championship title, and together with Hanna shot a team total of two-over, six shots ahead of second placed Andrew Carlton from Paisley Golf Club and his partner David Walker.

Hanna added: "The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor was in excellent condition, it was a real pleasure to play and to give our amateur partners the opportunity to play such a historic course.

"The TaylorMade-adidas Amateur Championship allows us as PGA Professionals to add tremendous value to our services. By playing in this event our members not only get to play amazing courses, but also benefit from our advice on the course as we play as a team. The prizes on offer are simply amazing too, I know Keith is absolutely chuffed with everything he has won, it is the trip of a lifetime."

Percy added: "On the way home Peter said to me 'there are people who have played golf all their lives and would never have experienced the day you've had today.' I cannot disagree with that and by winning I will now have three amazing trips as I'll return next year to defend my title."

Eddie Reid, TGI Golf Partnership Managing Director, said: "The event offers our Partners who are TMaG stockists a fantastic opportunity to add value their own club's membership. It's not often that we as a group or TaylorMade-adidas get to see the consumer, and this event gives everyone the opportunity to see how strong the partnership is between the brand and the PGA Professional."

Graeme Morton, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Trade MarketingManager, said on behalf of the sponsors: "The Amateur Championship is a fantastic opportunity for both TaylorMade-adidas Golf and the TGI Golf Partnership to engage not only with each other, but with the consumer themselves. Seeing the strength of support that these consumers give their club professional is fantastic and being able to hear their experiences of our products is feedback we don't get often enough.

"I'd like to congratulate all of the prize winners during the event and over the qualification period and look forward to welcoming Keith Percy back to defend the title in 2013."




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