Lucky golfers secure golf breaks in the sun


Ten keen golfers from the UK and Ireland are heading off on holiday after winning prizes in a competition promoted by two Yorkshire-based companies, and Direct Golf.

Holiday specialist and Europe's award-winning multi-channel specialist golf retailer, Direct Golf, joined forces to offer a variety of golf breaks in a free-to-enter competition to celebrate the former's 10th anniversary - with golfers from across the UK and Ireland winning prizes.

Steve Fletcher from Birmingham, was presented with a voucher for his four-night break at the Robinson Club, Quinta da Ria, on the Algarve, by Jonny Lord, a director of, at Direct Golf's Solihull store.

Fletcher said: "I was surprised when I received the phone call. I am really looking forward to the trip now and the sun. Thank you to both Direct Golf and and I will keep looking out for further competitions."

Lord added: "We were delighted to partner with Direct Golf to promote this competition. The company's size and national profile meant we were able to give a large number of golfers, from far and wide, a chance to win one of the 10 great holidays.

"We were equally chuffed that Steve was one of our winners as we found out on the day he is a very loyal customer of both Direct Golf and and is on first name terms with the staff in the Solihull store."

Other winners of four-night breaks in Spain or Portugal were William Millan, from Renfrewshire; Paul O'Hea, from Derry in Northern Ireland; Mark McCorkindale, from Falkirk; Robert Sturt; from Whitchurch, Hampshire; Julie Askem, from Southend; Tina Richardson, from Berwick-on-Tweed; Dave Abrahams, from Bristol; Danny O'Neill, from the Wirral; and Tim Morrissey, from Carlow, in Ireland.

Simon Corp, marketing manager for Direct Golf, added: "We hope everybody enjoys their holidays. Direct Golf is always looking to provide its customers with exclusive prize draws from partners and suppliers - one of many reasons why people keep on returning to visit us online and in-store."

Established in 2004, is a specialist in the provision of tailor-made golf holidays to Spain, Portugal and Turkey. Run by golfers for golfers, the company offers unrivalled expertise and the ability to create bespoke, flexible packages.

Founded in 1991, and still wholly owned by class AA PGA professional John Andrew, Direct Golf has enjoyed massive growth in 23 successful years of trading.

It started with one small shop in Huddersfield, but its philosophy of cutting manufacturers' recommended retail prices by up to 70 per cent proved to be very popular with the golfing public and it quickly gained the reputation for the best prices in the UK to the extent it now has 20 retail outlets nationwide and a significant proportion of the web and mail-order golf market.