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Lakhani leads the way in the Race to Stoke Park
The Golf Days UK Essex Tour got underway on a misty March morning at The Essex Golf Club. It was the first event in the new tour which sees golfers competing to win a trip to the world famous Stoke Park.
The difficult morning conditions made it tough to post a good score but Kamal Lakhani put together a solid round to finish with 32 points off his ¾ handicap of 9. With two players tied on 31 points, second spot was decided on count back and went to Nick Whitton with a back nine of 17 points. In third place was Nigel Goude with a back nine score of 16 points. Each of the top 3 finishers had a choice of prize from the selection supplied by sponsor Chris Potter Golf. Kamal took home a Cleveland standbag, Nick chose a Wilson putter and Nigel gained himself a set of tour sticks.
In each of the Essex Tour events there is also a nearest the pin and longest drive competition. Dave Matthews won the nearest the pin prize with his great approach to the 127 yard par 3 5th hole. Kamal managed to keep his drive on the fairway and took the longest drive on the Par 5 10th with his tee shot, measuring 263 yards.
The Golf Days UK Essex Tour 2012 is a spin off from the Norfolk Tour launched in 2011. Players who enter five out of the ten events are eligible to become the Essex Tour champion 2012.
The player with the best five scores will claim the title and will win a trip to Stoke Park with a nights stay for two and two rounds of golf. The runner up will win a set of custom fit irons supplied by Chris Potter Golf.
The second event is at Crowne Plaza Five Lakes on Friday 30th March.
You can sign up to the next event by clicking here