PPG Golf Masters has it down to a tee

The finalists and the champion (far R) Eddy Sterling

Global coatings manufacturer, PPG Architectural Coatings EMEA UK and Ireland, has once again given professional decorators a taste of the high life thanks to another round of its hugely successful PPG Golf Masters.

PPG, manufacturer of leading trade paint brands Johnstone’s and Leyland, hosted the successful competition, which culminated in a final at the prestigious Valderrama golf course in southern Spain, for a fifth consecutive year recently.

PPG’s Golf Masters has fast become one of the highlights of the decorating calendar, giving PPG’s valued customers the chance of a lifetime to compete on some of the world’s best golf courses.

During May, June and July this year, 600 budding golfers took part in 11 regional heats, which were held at some of the most challenging and prestigious golf courses across the UK and Ireland.

Those who held their nerve to reach the final were treated to luxury five-star hospitality and entertainment during their four-day stay at La Quinta resort. The finalists battled it out amid the awe-inspiring surroundings of the former Ryder Cup venue, which is considered to be one of the top courses in Europe.

Scottish finalists – and SDF members – were William Parker of Brannock Decorators in Motherwell and Felix Flannigan of Sidelines Décor Ltd in West Lothian.

Eddy Sterling of Roome Décor was declared overall champion and he said: “I’d like to thank the PPG staff for all their hard work putting on such a fantastic event – we were all very well looked after throughout and the setting, the course and the weather were all brilliant too. I thoroughly enjoyed the competition and to be crowned winner at the end was the icing on the cake for me – I’m absolutely delighted and I’ll definitely be there next year to defend my title!”

PPG’s General Manager Steve Pocock added: “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to thank our loyal customers for their support and we’re proud to offer this unique experience through the popular PPG Golf Masters event. A good time was certainly had by all this year, so get practising your swing and hopefully we’ll see you next year!”

The competition is open to all loyal PPG customers, but is strictly by invitation only. For more information or to register your interest in the 2014 PPG Golf Masters please visit your nearest Johnstone’s Decorating Centre or contact your PPG Account Manager.


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