MercedesTrophy Sri Lanka Country Finals 2014

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breathtaking  journey  to Nuwara Eliya from any direction


Important invitee 
With players who were hosted at the Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya; as the name implies, the hotel is indeed a 19th century grand structure, still young and very attractive.


Grand Hotel - Host for Mercedes tournament players


Nuwara Eliya Golf Club veranda




As you walk into the hotel- SAVOR A BIT OF THE REAL FINE chocolate at the reception

The Mercedes Trophy Sri Lanka Country Finals 2014 was sponsored by Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) for the twenty fourth year. This time the tournament was held at Nuwara Eliya, the refreshingly cool "little England" as the world outside says, at the picturesque Nuwara-Eliya Golf Club on Saturday 21st June 2014.





The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is as old as the grand hotel and has a rich heritage in its own right.

How to get there: Walk from the Hotel for a warm up  Acourse 6200 feet above see level.So be prepared due to low pressure you will not get the same  performance  as see level level.More ball distance will be reduced Why -cool air is denser .If you are a pro this is an ideal course for training.
B is grand hotel






It's easy for the right golfer.



Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, are U ready?
The course, the challenge.




The course offers an unending joy of golf, whatever the score may be and that's exactly what the Merce players did.





Special mention of the Captain of the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club fondly known among the golfing fraternity as "Kitto", who tirelessly volunteered to make this event a very memorable one. Without frills let this be known to all. 
He ensured the course is in the best possible state, which was confirmed by many of the tournaments participants. Greens were unexpectedly too fast to many,  giving very low scores for the day. Caddies were allocated on the basis of a draw rather than the familiar method of players selecting their own caddies. This made the game more transparent and equal to all. Event procedure during the day of play was given in the evening prior to the tournament day at the Grand Hotel and was announced as a speech though he said says it is not a speech. Repeatedly.

The winners list will be off to Australia for more golf and fun. Well done chaps! Of course the committee of the cub was all the way behind the captain and ensured everything went smoothly and as expected. Well done Nuwara Eliya Golf Club.


A Division Winner`s Handicap Group (00-12)

Winner : Maj.Gen Srinath Rajapakse
1St Runner Up : Mr Amal Cabraal
2nd Runner Up : Mr Kamlesh Johnpillai


B Division Winner`s Handicap Group (13-20)
Winner : Mr Caesar Fernando
1St Runner Up : Mr Nimal Perera
2nd Runner Up : Mr Warinda Madanayake


C Division Winner`s Handicap Group (21-24)
Winner : Mr S Jagatheeswaran
1st Runner Up : Mr Anil Amarasuriya
2nd Runner Up : Dr Lohitha Samarawickrema


Ladies Winner`s Handicap Group (00-36)
Winner : Mrs. S Selvaratnam
1St Runner Up : Mrs. Shyama Perera


Longest drive   Mr Mangala  Neeriyapola  17 hole  probably  260 yards
Nearest to the pin   4 th hole Mr Kamlesh Johnpillai


The winners of the Mercedes Golf  Finals Sri Lanka all smiles.


While at play:
Merce Chairman and German HE



Minutes before the game 


Engrossed golfers vying for the prize.

Is he really playing?


After the game, moments captured while wondering around the city:



Innocent fella in the city, waiting to carry Cruel Man for Cruel Man's own joy. He does not like this arduous job naturally. Cruel Man.
More lovely things to see in N. Eliya
The beauty of the lake.


Feel the chilling beauty of the lake.



More about the hotel, the 19th century artifacts:



Grand and elegant from early 19th Century 

Still the same way to cut off electricity - PULL IT. 


DamarU  Golf - we are different - very different
We are different, very different
These graceful gallopers loves to eat pure green grass, no additives.
Beauty of nature at its pristine state.Man has not intruded yet-If you come please leave only your foot print

To enjoy, come to Nuwara Eliya!

You'll be fresh all day, in this beautiful city. However, you won't look better than before; your own genes will decide that. Idea picked up from  an avid golfer who wants to be prettier .Fresh flowers all over with green green grass.

Celebrate 
 Shot from our off-shore correspondent - he felt our Sri Lankan gentlemen golfers will like this way of expressing  joy of a good putt.



Yes as we update  pictures received from the participants there will be lot more to see COME BACK

Don't leave without the wonderful memories.
calling all participants players,officials,and all who helped to make this  event memorable - Please send us  your experience  we will publish-subject to editorial decisions.






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