The eagerly awaited Zone Golf Charity Shoot Out at Dukes Meadows Golf in West London yesterday lived up to its expectations as crowds flocked in to see some of the best golfers in the world compete for a £250,000 prize.
Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie, Ian Poulter and Paul McGinley joined by four celebrities/sportsman competed in a new style of golf called ‘Zone Golf’.
This is a new format of golf which sees players pick a zone of the green to try and hit and are then rewarded with points if they hit the ZONE they elected from the tee. There are three ZONES – Red=9pts Amber=6pts Green=3pts plus another 1 point for a bogey, 2 for par and 3 for a birdie.
There were two semi-final matches to start with, then a final and then a third and fourth play-off.
It was a tight finish in the final match which went down to a putting competition on the last hole between Ian Poulter and Paul McGinley. Poulter had to hole a long 25 foot putt which he failed to make, which allowed McGinley an easy two-putt to win him and Jamie Redknapp the money.
The winning team received a total of £100,000 to give to a charity of their choice and the three other teams received a total of £50,000 each.
If you want to see how the day unfolded then Sky Sports are showing all the action:
June 4th Sky Sports 2 8pm.
June 5th Sky Sports 3 9pm.
A great day was had by all and I’m looking forward to next year already!