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Golf Care Matchplay Championship finalists prepare for Dubai

April 30, 2014

Forty amateur golfers from across the UK and Ireland are celebrating winning their place in the Golf Care Matchplay Championship Grand Final in Dubai. The lucky finalists will be treated to seven nights of luxury at the world's tallest dedicated hotel, the 5-star JW Marriott Marquis and compete at the world-renowned Els Club, designed by 2012 Open Championship winner, Ernie Els.

Following a series of knock-out rounds culminating in two regional finals at European Tour venue, The Marriott Forest of Arden, the players, made up of 12 Men's Singles, 10 Men's Pairs and four Mixed Pairs, will be treated like Tour pros competing in the The Golf Care Matchplay Championship Grand Final playing across three days on the 12 th , 13 th and 14 th May at the Els Club.

"The Grand Final will no doubt be an intensely competitive affair. All 40 golfers have played incredibly well to get to this stage, with the youngest player being 18", said John Woosey, Golf Care Managing Director.

"The regional finals were played out over two days at The Marriott Forest of Arden. The course was in excellent condition with incredibly fast greens, making it a tough challenge for the competitors, so to secure their place in the final was no mean feat.

"Not only will they be playing against the heat in Dubai but with the TV cameras of Sky Sports putting the players in the spotlight, it will really add to the excitement and intensity of the competition.

"With an entry fee of just £30, The Golf Care Matchplay Championship offers a phenomenal prize. It's probably the main reason that we attract golfers of all abilities from all over the UK and I can't wait to see the finalists battle it out in Dubai."

Celebrating its eleventh year, the popularity of the Golf Care Matchplay Championship is largely down to the all-inclusive nature of the event which is open to players of all abilities. Men with handicaps of 28 or lower and women with 36 with a CONGU handicap are eligible to compete, as the championship is based on handicap, rather than scratch competition.

The Golf Care Matchplay Championship continues to go from strength to strength, attracting almost 6,000 entrants this year, to play on quality courses in a competition famed for its efficiency by the tour organisers.

To enter the 2014/15 competition or for more information, visit

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