Decorators compete at 10th PPG Golf Masters in Portugal

Global coatings manufacturer, PPG Architectural Coatings, has this year celebrated hosting its 10th annual PPG Golf Masters competition.

Beginning in June and July, the competition saw over 600 golfers put their skills to the test in regional heats held across the UK and Ireland to be in with a chance to win a place at the final in Portugal.

Held in Monte Rei, Portugal, the final tournament brought together the 11 winning decorators from the regional heats and 2017’s champion to compete for the competition title.

The finalists stayed at the five-star Conrad Algarve resort and played at three great courses over three days. These included; Vale do Lobo and Laranjal, with the final held at the challenging Jack Nicklaus signature course at Monte Rei.

Held as a Ryder Cup-style competition, the players were split into two teams, USA and Europe. Despite being all square going into the final day, and facing some challenging weather conditions, the victory was eventually taken by team USA.

Coming out on top of the hard-fought competition, with a triumphant individual performance was Simon Fennell of Brabazon Homes. Simon was followed by Stuart Dickson of Stuart Dickson Decorating and Michael Rolland of Paint Shed in second and third places respectively. Prizes were also awarded to Alex Hooper of London Welsh Developments for longest drive winner and again Michael Rolland for nearest the pin.

Celebrating his win, Simon Fennell of Brabazon Homes, commented: “I’m thrilled to be able to add my name to a long list of existing champions who have won this prestigious trophy. The whole trip was superb from start to finish. Fantastically organised with great golf courses, excellent accommodation and food and wine, and some cracking people to share it with. The final exceeded all expectations, with an excellent time had by myself, and I’m sure everyone else, in Portugal. I’m already looking forward to returning next year to defend my title. I’m sure I speak for everyone who attended the final when I say it was a real pleasure to have experienced the whole event.”

Sarah Clough, loyalty and events manager at PPG, commented: “We are proud to have hosted our PPG Golf Masters competition for 10 years. The popularity of this competition amongst our customers has grown over the years. It is a great way for us to thank and reward our loyal customers for their continued support of PPG. Preparations are well underway for 2019’s PPG Golf Masters, so watch out for details being announced shortly.”

Check out the best moments from the 2018 competition at www.ppggolfmasters.co.uk