Our World Finals took place just two weeks after the sad passing of Her Majesty the Queen. This impacted our ability to stage the Finals as originally scheduled resulting in both our match with the Royal Household and our Royal Gala Dinner at Windsor Castle being cancelled.
After several days of exploring our options we secured the Castle Hotel for the Gala Dinner and The Berkshire GC for our third round of golf and although this was the venue for the first round of the World Finals we were able to play a different course. We also created a new team event which was contested by the different countries.
It was with great pleasure HRH the Earl of Wessex made a surprise visit to meet the guests and finalists at the Gala Dinner which I know from the feedback of the guests was very well received
The first round of the World Finals was played on the Edinburgh Course at Wentworth. The second round was played on the Blue Course at The Berkshire with the team event being played on the Red Course at The Berkshire.
The World Finals Results
Winner of The Duke of Edinburgh Cup – Nick Gilbert of England
Runner-Up of The Duke of Edinburgh Cup – Dev Patel of Bangalore, India
Winner of The Duke of Edinburgh Pairs Event – Nick Gilbert & Daniel Rosen of England
Winner of The Duke of Edinburgh International Invitation – Stephen Boyce of Bahamas
Winner of The Duke of Edinburgh Team Event – India
After two extremely difficult years I am pleased to report this year saw a return to some normality albeit as I have already documented the year was not without challenges. I can report the net funds being donated to the various global charities amounts to £268,574.00.
We have already held the first of our 2023 qualifying events with the DofE event taking place at Wentworth earlier this month. We also have an event taking place in Delhi in November together with a pilot event taking place in Mexico.
2023 promises to be very encouraging with 3 UK events taking place, the first will be contested in April at Royal Porthcawl, Wales followed by Hunstanton GC, Norfolk in June and the Wessex Trophy again at the Buckinghamshire in August. We will also see Anguilla, Barbados, Bahamas, Bangalore, Gibraltar and the introduction of new events in Mexico and Turkey.
We are continuing the introduction of qualifying events in new territories and if anyone would like to discuss and explore the holding such an event please do not hesitate to contact me.
Consultant Director of Operations