WIN a three-night golfing break for two

Found 18th Jan 2011
Essex Life magazine has joined forces with Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a fabulous three-night golfing break for two people at Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club.
The prize includes three nights’ accommodation for two people, staying in a superior twin or double bedroom, cooked breakfast each morning, a round of golf each day, including complimentary buggy hire, and dinner each evening.
Located on Suffolk’s famous Heritage Coast, just 40 miles north of Colchester, Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club is home to one of the country’s most respected and scenic golf courses. Designed by the renowned Scottish architect and five times Open champion, James Braid, and opened in 1923, Thorpeness Golf Course is laid out in 150 acres of wonderfully natural heathland and is situated only a few hundred yards from the North Sea.
The course has a par of 69 and standard scratch of 71 and, while being one of East Anglia’s sternest tests for good players, is also highly enjoyable for the holiday golfer.
Head greenkeeper, Ian Willett, is extremely proud of his course and, in particular, the abundance of flora, fawna and bird life that thrive there throughout the year. The course has won a number of environmental awards and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Night jars, hobbies, linnets and woodlarks can all be spotted and the sound of the booming bittern can sometimes be heard from the nearby Meare.
The golf course is an important part of the total offering of the village of Thorpeness. Originally conceived at the start of the 20th century, the Ogilvie family developed the holiday village over the next 50 years and today, almost 100 years after the opening of The Meare and The Country Club, it still appeals to families looking for an active, outdoor holiday with contemporary standards, in much the same way as when Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, assisted by his friend JM Barrie, had his original dream.
The 36-bedroom Thorpeness Hotel, which includes the clubhouse, offers a full bar service and an excellent range of food at all times. The hotel has a terrace and lovely gardens that run down to the Meare, where guests can enjoy a drink or a meal while watching the boating activity or wildlife on the lake. Tuition is available from two PGA qualified professionals and there is also an excellent practice ground.

How to enter
To be in with a chance of winning this superb prize, simply send your answer to the following question, along with full contact details and the reference code from the February issue of Essex Life to Essex Life, PO Box 10439, Sudbury CO10 3AL

Q Who made the final putt to clinch victory for Europe in the 2010 Ryder Cup?

a) Lee Westwood
b) Justin Rose
c) Graeme McDowell

****ANSWER****Graeme McDowell (I think)
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