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Gunnar Heinemann and John Kammerman triumphed today in the annual Moodie International Superstars Honorary Invitation Tournament (MIS-HIT) Trophy held at the Cannes Mandelieu golf course.
Playing under the unusual ‘Chicago’ scoring system the retailer/supplier combination (top right with host Martin Moodie) was appropriately right on song with Gunnar firing on the outward nine and the Imperial Tobacco man proving that Americans can play golf after all by smoking down the home stretch.
They led a star-studded field of 26 industry luminaries, narrowly heading joint runners-up, industry legend Liam Skelly and GTR Sales Owner David Spillane who hopes to attain similar status one day; and Premiere Portfolio’s Andrew Webster with Masterfoods International’s Martyn Westbury.
Takako Asaki was best lady, narrowly heading Tina Suli of King Power, while John Kammerman beat Aer Rianta International-Middle East boss John Sutcliffe for the best man award.
The much sought after Pink Tee Consortium Award for Fashion Excellence went to Gebr Heinemann’s Harry Diehl (top left) for what sponsor Mark Riches (also pictured) of World Duty Free described as “classical elegance”. Also classically elegant in both attire and swing was Nadine Heubel of Hugo Boss who won best new lady and shortest drive.
The rain that had threatened to affect the event held off and similar cool but pleasant conditions look set to prevail for tomorrow’s official TFWA World Exhibition opening tournament sponsored by Gebr Heinemann and Hugo Boss. The Moodie Report BLOG will be there with a word by word, stroke by stroke report. Based on our performance today, it could be a War and Peace-length article.