The Grand Final-Dubai Dec 2017Posted 30 December 2017
The 2017 tour final in Dubai was a closely fought contest between Shahid Shafiq, Eddie Frost, Steve Sewell and Tom Kirk.
After having played a practice round at the Montgomerie course on arrival, we then moved on to the Arabian Ranches, a fantastic course surrounded by sand (a lot of bunker practice took place) for another great round.
All finalists – who wore the new GBT logoed shirts kindly supplied by our sponsor ‘Luke Sport’ – were initially feeling good under the beautiful sunny conditions. However, after a smooth start the pressure kicked in and nerves became frayed.
At the halfway point Eddie & Steve were both on 12, Tom was on 14 and Shahid was leading the way with 15 points. But as Shahid showed some great tee to green play he went onto become our third GBT champion with a total of 32 points. Steve was runner up with 28 points, Eddie on 27 and Tom finished on 24.
Fantastic final with four great players. We presented Shahid with his tour trophy and a Tag Heuer watch (sponsored by Andrew Whittingham from Chronoedge).