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Jewel of the

Indian Ocean

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serves up a treat for UK fi nalists

t was the perfect setting for the

perfect golfi ng experience...

Heritage Le Telfair’s fi ve-star resort

on the sun-kissed southern shores of Mauritius, a jewel in the Indian Ocean, provided the stunning venue for our grand fi nal.

T e 2009 fi nal was hard fought and worthy of such a golfi ng stage! Heritage Le Telfair, stacked with white-timbered colonial splendour, boasts a terrifi c challenge for players of all standards and the course itself, Chateau du Golf, is situated just a stones throw from the gates of the resort.

Perfectly manicured with magnifi cent greens and perfectly placed sand traps and water hazards, provided fun and excitement and a great test of golf for all handicaps.

From the moment our players touched

down from their Virgin Atlantic fl ight for the Globalgolfers 2009 Mauritius Open they were keen to sample the course and the fi rst full day of the week-long stay was set aside for a free practice round.

Once the three-day competition got underway the next morning, it was

Champs: Andy Jones and Rob Maund

obvious to all that we were in for a treat as the three top pairs established themselves, but all remained in contention - and stayed

locked at the top of the leaderboard - for the remaining two competition days.

In the end it was, perhaps, the competitive drive of ex-professional footballer Andy Jones and his playing partner Rob Maund, a BT Assets Manager, that proved decisive. Andy, whose football CV includes spells at Charlton Athletic and Bristol City, said: “I love my golf and, yes, I am competitive - very competitive! Perhaps I got that playing for Joe Jordan at Bristol! And

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