Zoopla.co.uk, one of the UK’s top property portals, launched the first Zoopla Charity Classic 2012 back in March, an annual national golf tournament which this year, aimed to assist the charitable orgainsation Shelter in combatting homelessness. Each year the tournament will support a charity selected by Zoopla.
The Zoopla Charity Classic gave all residential agents and developers a chance to compete in one of four regional qualifying events at some of the UK’s best and most challenging courses.
Over the past four months, 260 UK residential agents and developers battled it out on golf courses across the country, with just 40 securing a coveted place in the grand final at The Belfry.
The challenge to find this year’s ‘Best Golfer in UK Residential Property’ was concluded yesterday; Darren Loose from Martin & Co. Estate Agents in Ringwood, Hampshire saw off stiff competition from fellow agents and developers, securing himself as the overall winner of the 2012 Zoopla Charity Classic Cup and being crowned ‘Best Golfer in UK Residential Property’.
Whilst the trophy and ultimate bragging rights go to Darren Loose, regional bragging rights in the qualifying rounds each go to:
- Manor House, Wiltshire – Peter Morgan – Peter Morgan Estate Agent
- The London Club, Kent – Lee Goodchild – Greene & Co
- Woburn, Milton Keynes – Edward Baskerville - TW Gaze
- Carden Park, Cheshire – Dean Tyrrell – Myler & Co Estates
Zoopla has committed over £75k to charity so far this year with the golf tournaments helping to add to that figure as well as providing a fun day out and chance to meet up with industry peers for agents and developers across the UK.
Jon Notley, Commercial Director Zoopla.co.uk said: “It has been a pleasure getting to know some of our members outside of the office environment. Great days out combined with raising funds for good causes are a winning combination and we’re now already planning next year’s event. Congratulations to Darren who played a stunning round on a challenging course and will know doubt ride high on his newly crowned title as ‘Best Golfer in UK Residential Property’ until next year’s tournament.”
Darren Loose from Martin & Co. Estate Agents in Ringwood, Hampshire who is crowned ‘Best Golfer in UK Residential Property’ said, “A fantastic day, tournament and addition to the property industry calendar. The organization from the Zoopla team has been second to none and all for a worthy charitable cause. The regional heats were excellent for networking with peers in local markets and the final gave us a great opportunity to hear what’s going on across the country. It’s a good sign to see this kind of event re-introduced and I’m of course delighted to have won and look forward to defending the title in 2013!”