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Best Golfer in UK Residential Property Revealed

20th September 2012

The challenge to find this year’s ‘Best Golfer in UK Residential Property’ was concluded yesterday at the final of the Zoopla Charity Classic 2012 which took place at the world-famous The Belfry golf course.

Darren Loose from Martin & Co. Letting 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’.

Over the last four months, 260 UK residential agents and developers have battled it out on golf courses across the country in the regional qualifying rounds of the The Zoopla Charity Classic 2012 with just 40 securing a coveted place in yesterday’s grand final at The Belfry.

This is the first year the Zoopla Charity Classic has been held and, as a result of its success, will now become an annual event on the property calendar. Each year the tournament will support a charity selected by Zoopla.

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/li>
  • 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 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. Letting 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!”

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For further information, please contact Tim Vooght at or on 020 3872 5615.

Notes to editors

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