makes his mark for golfing trip of a lifeime
The Tulletts team of Spike Jones, Tim Burroughs, Rob
Stephens and Kerry O'Brien fired the golf rounds of
their lives to win the Australian leg of the Reuters
Global Golf Challenge and earn an all-expenses trip
to Spain for two of the four.
who captained the team, was so delighted he is paying
for the other two team members - and their wives -
to join them.
Tulletts director and his four-man team fired an extraordinary
12 under par off the stick which combined with their
Ambrose handicap of 8 ¼ gave them a net score
of 50 ¾ points over the testing par-71 Pennant
Hills course in Sydney.
handicapper Jones, a long-time director of wholesale
brokers Tulletts, now has one headache - who to pick
to partner him for the Reuters Global Golf Challenge
finals in late October.
all coming but I don't know yet who I'll play with,"
he said. "I reckon it'll be daggers at dawn!"
ASX-Reuters Financial Markets Charity Golf Tournament
is one of the biggest charity golf days in the Southern
20 ¼ under-par total left a 276-strong field
in their wake with a team from the Sydney Futures
Exchange being narrowly beaten into second place by
a quarter of a point in the Ambrose (Scramble format)
been playing in the event for 19 years so I guess
it's about time I won something but we're simply ecstatic
to get such a fantastic prize," said Jones.
never been to Spain so I reckon we'll take about 10
days and go touring around the finals. But it's mind-blowing
what's happened - I have to keep pinching myself to
make me believe it's really happened."
and his partner will take their place in a field representing
countries from around the world in the third Reuters
Global Golf Challenge finals over 36 holes at the
breathtaking San Roque club in October.
Spanish coastal club, one of the best in Europe, is
a short distance from Valderrama where the European
Tour's climax, the Volvo Masters, is contested.
finalists will rub shoulders with some of the top
pros at a gala dinner and be special guests of the
club to watch some of the tournament action after
they have contested their own event.
and his team, of course, are already big winners and
so are some 16 children and medical research charities
following the Reuters-Australian Stock Exchange charity
day at Pennant Hills on Friday (February 18) after
an amazing A$700,000 (£280,000) was raised.
came through corporate sponsorship, individual donations
and a gala dinner auction for the biggest charity
golf event of its kind in the entire Asian Pacific
event, which annually stirs up huge interest among
the entire Sydney financial community, is now in its
David Brocklehurst, a former local MD for Reuters
Australia and NZ, summed up: "It's a day that
the whole financial markets here get involved in and
look forward to. We had a lovely sunny day in the
28-degree heat and raised a good sum of money for
so many worthwhile charities."