Rasmijn ranked 23rd on the list of 30 qualifiers, coming into the final round of the Heritage Cup 2011 Series, making him by far, the only Champion to win the Heritage Cup, having been ranked that low down the leader board during preliminary rounds. The leaders prior to the final event, Ricky Quant, Michael van der Hofstede, and Liam van Ramshorst, and many others in close reach of the cup all performed poorly on the most important day, Saturday, June 25th, as the Championship unfolded.
“The wrong Rasmijn won,” banters Adam Williamson, Head Golf Professional at the PGA Championship Golf Course, “Son Orlando Rasmijn was ranked 4th, yet Papa Rey came soaring over 22 players and took the Cup! That’s amateur golf at its best; you never know what is going to happen. I am so happy for Rey, he played well at the moment he had too, and was very fortunate that players ahead of him didn’t make any move to win; it was an amazing victory.” Williamson concludes.
Title sponsor Boolchand’s Island Director Ravee Nandwani handed the top three finishers of the series, Rey Rasmijn, Michael v/d Hofstede and Liam V. Ramshorst a TW Steel watch each, for their performances, as well as a commemorative cup for the ten top finishers. The oldest player in the field, at age of 77, Rey Rasmijn won the final event of the Heritage Cup with 36 stableford points and by scorecard playoff against 2nd place winner Ted Noble. Third place with 35 stableford points was Eric Gildhorn.
Carla Schipper came nearest to the pin on #3 and received a gift certificate courtesy of Ventanas del Mar Restaurant at Tierra del Sol, Rafael Gallardo was closest to the pin on #7 and received a gift certificate courtesy of Da Vinci Restaurant, Carsten Goetze landed nearest to the pin on #13 and receive a gift certificate courtesy of Amadeus Restaurant, Clifton Ling was closest to the pin on #12 and received a gift certificate courtesy of Body & Soul Spa, while Hubert Kock was closest to the pin on #17 and receive a gift certificate courtesy of Buster’s Garage.
Williamson thanked the sponsors and the players for their participation, he was especially grateful to title sponsor Boolchand’s Island Director Ravee Nandwani, for his company’s support and the choice of TW Steel watches, the international lifestyle brand “Big in Oversize Watches.”
Pictured here the award ceremony at the end of the fifth and final event.