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Posted on April 08th, 2017

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Great drive! Audi drivers swap highways for fairways in gripping Audi quattro Cup Kuwait 2018

  • Great drive! Audi drivers swap highways for fairways in gripping Audi quattro Cup Kuwait 2018
  • Winning duo Kevin Stockton and James Fiddy hold off the competition to win dream place in Austria for the World Final of the Audi quattro Cup in September

Kuwait, April 8th 2018 – Audi customers in Kuwait showed off driving skills of a different kind at the weekend, teeing off the annual Audi quattro Cup tournament.

The prestigious and hugely popular event saw 42 teams of golfers battling it out for much more than bragging rights against fellow Audi owners over the demanding fairways and greens of the Sahara Golf Club.

The Audi Kuwait customers drove, chipped, pitched and putted their away around the challenging 18 holes in the hope of putting themselves in pole position to win the Audi quattro Cup Kuwait and a trip of a lifetime for a place in the Audi quattro Cup World Final from September 23-27, 2018 at Schwarzsee Golf Club in Kitzbühel, Austria.

After some scintillating competition in an action-packed day, the battle for top honours was an extremely tight finish. The leading three pairs all scored 42 stableford points, with Kevin Stockton and James Fiddy winning on a countback to take the first place and coveted prize of a place in the world final in Austria. Amar Alnaqi and Farhan Alshimmari finished second, with Ho Suk Seo and Young Min Park and collecting third place.

Speaking about the quattro Cup, Tarek Al Shafie, General Manager and Dealer Principal of Audi Kuwait said ”Every year this competition gets bigger and bigger with more customers keen to drive their way into the finals. We wish Kevin Stockton and James Fiddy every success for the final in Austria”.

The Audi quattro Cup is currently in its 28th iteration and is considered to be one of the biggest amateur golf competitions worldwide. There are over 100,000 players that compete on teams composed of two players each, all of which take part in more than 800 competitions around the world from 50 different countries. Winners of local competitions are invited to participate in the world finals, which will be held in Austria later this year.

During Audi quattro Cup, teams composed of two players are required to hit the ball from one hole to another, after which the best shot is selected and the teams switched over roles of hitting the ball, until the ball lands in a hole. The ‘Stable Ford’ system is used to register the points scored for each team, with the team scoring the highest points claiming the victory of the competition.