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Gorleston golf duo aiming to shine in the sun

PUBLISHED: 14:29 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:31 31 January 2013

James Chadd and David James.

James Chadd and David James.

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Gorleston Golf Club

A pair of amateur golfers from Great Yarmouth are heading off to Portugal after winning a place in the prestigious pairs grand final of the HowDidiDo National Matchplay Championship (February 2-9).

The all-expenses-paid trip to the world-class Vilamoura resort, on the Algarve, is reward for their efforts in battling way through local rounds and a regional final at Macdonald Hill Valley during 2012, in a competition open to any golfer who is a member of an affiliated club with an officially recognised handicap.

James Chadd, a four-handicapper, and three-handicapper David James, who both play their golf at Gorleston GC, will enjoy complimentary return flights with Monarch Airlines, seven days’ bed and breakfast at the four-star Dom Pedro Golf Hotel, in Vilamoura, with five rounds of golf over the renowned Laguna, Millennium, Old, Faldo and Victoria courses, and a presentation gala dinner.

Four competitions culminate in the grand final at Vilamoura – singles, pairs, mixed pairs and senior pairs, for those aged 50 or more – with a total of 32 golfers, from across the UK, fighting it out for the titles

Each pair will have played up to four qualifying rounds merely to reach the regional final, with the knockout rounds taking place between June and September, and the regional finals in October.

HowDidiDo is Europe’s largest golfing community, holding in excess of 21 million rounds of golf along with the handicaps, results and scores of more than 1,300,000 UK golf club members.

Registration to HowDidiDo is required to check handicap lists or competition results, but it remains a free service to any golf club where administrators use CLUB2000 software from Club Systems International, which is in place at around 2,000 UK clubs.

It also provides exclusive benefits and promotions on golfing equipment, travel, insurance and lifestyle products to more than 370,000 signed-up members, via its marketplace partner programme.

Daily updates from the competition will be available online at www.golftournamentsltd.com and www.howdidido.com

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