The Trilby Tour returned to Dundonald Links for one last time in 2023 after three Championships played throughout the year. The Tour made it’s way back to Ayrshire for the Grand Final and to see who would triumph as this year’s Trilby Tour winner on the Scottish Links.
On an extremely windy Monday at Dundonald Links, a total of 43 finalists took part in the one-round showdown on the Scottish west coast. The field included a mixture of both male and female golfers who had earned their spot in the final by qualifying from Championships this year. Players had qualified from each of the Championship of Ayrshire at Dundonald Links in June, the Championship of Yorkshire at Kilnwick Percy in July as well as the Championship of Oxfordshire at The Springs also in July.
Amongst the 43 qualified finalists, there was last year’s Trilby Tour winner Andrew Corssen who as part of his triumph last time out, he was given direct entry into this year’s final with a chance for him to defend his trophy. There was further excitement this year as for the first time in Trilby Tour history, the Grand Final was broadcasted live by Live Sport Now which allowed people from all over the globe to tune in and watch all the action unfold via a YouTube live stream.
For the first time in Trilby Tour history Karen Beattie became the first ever female winner as she became the Trilby Tour 2023 Champion. Beattie triumphed with a late surge as she registered a net eagle at the last to win with a score of 38 points (-2). As part of her victory, Beattie will receive a Motocaddy S5 GPS Electric Trolley with a Pro-Series bag, Essential Accessory Pack, Clearview Umbrella plus direct entry into next year’s Grand Final along with being able to select her own dish into the menu for the 2024 Trilby Tour Grand Final.
Hull and Ganton member Harry Mukerjea who had his dad on the bag caddying thought he had done enough to become the Trilby Tour 2023 champion however despite an impressive score of also 38 points (-2), Mukerjea came runner-up on count-back and did earn himself the title of Best Male for 2023. Of which, he takes home a Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley.
Robert Dreelan delivered a fantastic shot at the 6th Hole to claim the first of the two Nearest Pin prizes, winning a Motocaddy Rangefinder meanwhile Leslie Boswell won a Motocaddy bag for his shot at the 11th. Boswell registered his third prize win of the season and at Dundonald Links as he won both his division and nearest pin prize in the Championship of Ayrshire earlier this year.
Part of Live Sport Now’s live YouTube broadcast means that you can watch all of the coverage back of the Grand Final on YouTube by clicking the links below:
And that’s a wrap…Following another successful Trilby Tour completed for 2023, attentions turn towards 2024 with our schedule for next year to be announced in due course. Please sign up to our mailing list over on our website at www.trilbytour.co.uk to keep up to date with all the latest news.