Tuli retains MIS-HIT in star pairing with Dan Cappell; but the hippest golfers in town take the plaudits

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King Power’s Sunil Tuli and Abu Dhabi Airport Company’s Dan Cappell were the winners of this year’s traditional ‘Cannes-opener’ golf tournament – the Moodie International Superstars Honorary Invitation Trophy (MIS-HIT).

While well-earned, Cappell and Tuli’s victory was by the narrowest of margins, as the Anglo-Indian pairing headed the all-English combo of Autogrill UK airport retail supremo Mark Riches and Scorpio Director Bruce McGuire by just one stableford point.

Best individual man was industry veteran Liam Skelly, still going strong in his late 70s, with a fantastic 39 stableford points. Best lady was Gebr Heinemann’s Nicola Meier with 38 points.

Liam (pictured above centre) was part of a formidable four-ball of industry legends, including Harry Diehl, John Gentzbourger and Colm McLoughlin (above left). Together the quartet had a collective 289 years on this planet (and around 150 years of experience in the duty free industry). Just as impressively, they had – between them – 5 replacement hips and one replacement knee. All functioned perfectly on the day, as did their golf games.

The coveted ‘Fashionista’ award went to Bruce McGuire for his fetching combination of pink trousers and a skin-tight white turtleneck jumper.


 The winning four-ball (left to right): Dan Cappell, John Kammerman, Michael Payne, Sunil Tuli

Contenders for the 2008 MIS-HIT line up on the first tee.


Best lady, Nicola Meier of Gebr Heinemann, with prize sponsor John Sucliffe of Aer Rianta International Middle East.

Industry legend Jean Gentzbourger explodes his drive down the first fairway.

Art ‘Rattie’ Miller from Revlon collects the longest drive award from Martin Moodie.

John Gentzbourger wins a prize from Aer Rianta International-Middle East’s John Sutcliffe for his explosive opening drive.

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