Rover Cup Golf Tournament 2017 : Rest of World defeats Team Europe
BNA,Dhaka, 27 Nov 2017: The Rest of the World team (ROW) defeated the European team by 18.5 points to 9.5 in the ROVER CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT 2017 organised by the Dhaka DOGS Golf Group. The 14thROVER CUP TOURNAMENT, sponsored by Mutual Trust Bank) was fought out between the rival teams at the Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) on Saturday 25 November 2017. The ROW Captain Gary Lye received the Rover Cup on behalf of his winning team and thanked all players, the sponsor and KGC staff for making this a most enjoyable event.
The DOGS (Dhaka Oddballs Golf Society) is a ‘virtual club” within KGC and started in the year 2000. It has over 50 active members and a following of several hundred former DOGS golfers worldwide. The members cover most countries and many different cultural and working backgrounds from diplomats to school teachers.
The DOGS gather every Saturday at KGC for its weekly medal golf game but last Saturday was very special with the ROVER CUP being played in the same format and spirit as the famous RYDER CUP (Europe vs USA)….. the only difference is DOGS play the whole event in one day condensing a major tournament into 27-holes …. comprising a paired team event of 9-holes GREENSOMES (all hit and then select best drive and then alternate hits to hole out); 9-holes of FOUR BALL BETTER BALL with the best score of the pair being the team score … and finally single matches over 9-holes.Team Europe and Team Rest of The World have now each won the Rover Cup 7 times.
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