2011 Gtour Race to Cyprus


10th of February, 2011 Bookmark and Share
Building on 2 very successful seasons in 2009 and 2010, the Gtour Order of Merit will be renamed ‘The Race to Cyprus’ following renewed partnership with De Vere, Srixon, Bunker Mentality, Golfbreaks.com, Aphrodite Hills and for 2011 the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. The top 10 players will earn the right to compete in the grand final at Aphrodite Hills Cyprus.

The ‘Gtour Race to Cyrpus’ is the leading Amateur golf tour in the UK and unlike any other golf event in the UK is open to all golfers taking place at venues across the country.

Tournament Director Colin Astbury said he was delighted with the way the tour is moving forward, “Its fantastic news, the obvious step for us was to take the Gtour beyond the UK's shores and we're delighted to have partnered with Aphrodite Hills and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation in 2011. Together we have put together a format that can be enjoyed by players of all standards and a final that will inspire everybody who takes part to raise their games giving them the best possible chance to book their place at the UK Semi Final and of course a seat on that plane to Cyprus for the Grand Final.”

With handicap allowances of 28 for men and 36 for women, handicap based tiered Order of Merit and no restriction on club or non club status the ‘Gtour Race to Cyprus’ provides a unique fun, social and competitive tour experience for every golfer. In partnership with Golfscoretracker, the leading European online score tracking service, all scores, handicaps and playing history are monitored to ensure a transparent open appraisal of the Gtour players.

Membership is free and players pay for the event only with points awarded at each event counting towards the 2011 Order of Merit. Competing in at least 3 qualifying events around the UK the top 52 players will be invited to compete in the UK semi final in the Autumn at De Vere Belton Woods.

The 2 day semi final will then see the top 10 players move forward to compete for the tour title with the Grand final being be played out at Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus with flights, accommodation and golf provided free.

Business Development Director, UK & Ireland, of Aphrodite Hills, Andreas Vasiliou, commented, ‘We have followed throughout 2010 the Gtour competitions all over UK. The relaxed atmosphere, the eagerness of participants to play and enjoy the game and the friendliness of all golfers has made it a wonderful experience.’

‘The dedication of the organisers and the choice of golf courses convinced us that this is an opportunity to become involved in and we are delighted that together with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation we will be hosting the 2011 final of ‘The Race to Cyprus’ at Aphrodite Hills.’

The experience the golfers receive starts from when they arrive at the course making it the ultimate event to play, with individual event prizes provided by the tour sponsors Golfbreaks.com, Bunker Mentality, De Vere, Srixon and Single Minded Golfer.

The tour starts in February 2011 at De Vere Staverton Park on Saturday 19th.

For further information visit www.gtour.co.uk
Darren Ramowski
The Gtour Amateur Golf Series and Order of Merit Tour takes place throughout the UK at courses around the country and is open to all golfers with handicaps up to 28/36 and club and non club golfers alike. Entrants take part in single individual events or 3 or more which count towards the Order of Merit series.