So after a year of hard work and dedication our Director, Tanny decided it was time for some well-earned ‘Tanny time’ as he and his fellow golf buddies jetted off to Dubai for a fun-filled week of golf, beer and relaxation. But a week made for chilling out in the Arabian sun was far from relaxing for this new-found pro!
Tanny and his team of 5 years touched down in Dubai on the 16th of January. Excitement settled in as they guys prepared for the tournament of all tournaments which was due to commence the following Monday.
The Rockcliffe team checked into the swish Rotana Hotel, in Al-Ain and got their heads down for the night in anticipation for the tournament. But this wasn’t just any old golf trip, oh no. It was the almighty Mercedes-Benz International Pro AM. Okay perhaps it’s not the World Cup, but in the competitive world of golf the Pro AM is a really big deal! Twenty eight teams flocked from far and wide to participate in the event, with teams from as far as America and Australia!
Tanny tees off and takes home the glory!
The tournament lasted three days where they played four intense rounds. Both Rockcliffe teams were going for gold, but ultimately there could only be one winner! The teams played exceptionally well, especially Tanny who almost had a hole in one, but won a prize for nearest to the pin! With this mini victory in tow, Tanny was well on his way to achieving the best player award, but was pipped to the post in the last few rounds when he took an almighty backswing and ended up in a sand bunker, taking him three further swings to get the ball back on the green. But all hope was not lost because other than Tanny’s minor blip, he played well throughout the tournament and the team went on to win the entire thing! They took home with them the winners’ trophy and 600€ worth of vouchers.
The whole team were elated and celebrated their victory with beers in the pool bar! Well done Tanny, we’re super proud of you!