Urban Golf course too hard for Ryder Cup winner
Forget Augusta; forget St Andrew's, the urban golf course at Shoreditch proved too tough for Ronan Rafferty who finished a beaten fourth at the inaugural Ladbrokes.com Shoreditch Urban Open yesterday.
The inaugural urban golf tournament went off without a hitch as 64 golf enthusiasts battled it out on the streets of Shoreditch surrounded by spectators to be crowned Urban Golf World Champion & win the Austin Moss Memorial Trophy.
The tournament was won by a Shoreditch local called "Tuna" who went round the PAR 72 course in 19 over followed closely by "Beckton Bomber" in 24 over and "Rano" in 29 over. Ronan Rafferty was a close fourth coming in 30 over PAR.
Surprisingly, urban golf brainchild, Jeremy Feakes did not even make the Top 10 finishing 43 over PAR. He said, "It was a tough tournament with the some seriously good competition. Sometimes you have good days and some times you have bad days as many of the pro's know! We have proved that Urban Golf can be done - see you in the next city!"
Damian Walker, Ladbrokes.com said, "The tournament has been a great success and we are very pleased to have been part of something we feel is here to stay. We are already in discussions about staging the second open in Edinburgh next year so look out St. Andrews!"
Ronan Rafferty commented, "Playing in the inaugural tournament has been a great pleasure. I am determined to conquer this new breed of golf. Luckily, I have a year to sharpen my urban swing before the next tournament. I will be back with a vengeance!"
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