GOLF: Linnett is a winner with a difference

Tom Linnett
Tom Linnett

Northampton’s Tom Linnett is a golfing trophy-winner with a difference.

While other golfers battled November rain storms, Linnett stayed warm and dry to become the first winner of the iPlayGolfUK Cup, a new tournament which pits golfers against each other – indoors.

Staged at iPlayGolfUK in Newport Pagnell to mark the venue’s first anniversary, more than 50 golfers competed for the first prize, a custom-fitted TaylorMade M1 driver worth almost £400.

A 12-handicapper, Linnett claimed the trophy with a six-under par score after 18 holes of simulated golf.

“It’s a great place and well worth the half-hour drive from Northampton” said Linnett, who is a member at Northampton Golf Club in Harlestone.

“This was my second visit, and my friends and I plan to visit regularly – especially when the weather’s not so good.”

See www.iplaygolf.co.uk or call 01908 299366 for information.