In the April issue of Golf Monthly we invited GM readers to apply to take part in a unique golfing challenge, the Play Your Best Challenge 2012 in association with PING, that would offer four golfers the opportunity to take their game to the next level.

We were looking to find golfers who had never broken 100, 90, 80 or 70 in competitive play. We’ve now selected players in each of those four categories and with the support from PING these players will be in the best possible situation to achieve those targets with a combination of custom-fitting for the latest PING clubs plus top-quality coaching, sports psychology and fitness advice.

So, here are the winners:

BREAK 100PAUL MATTHEWS, a 24-handicapper from Cambridgeshire. Best score in a competitive 18-hole round – 109

BREAK 90ROBERT EDWARDS, a 24-handicapper from Yorkshire. Best score in a competitive 18-hole round – 94

BREAK 80PETER O’HAGAN, a 17-handicapper from Staffordshire. Best score in a competitive 18-hole round – 86

BREAK 70JOHN BOAG, a 9-handicapper from Perthshire. Best score in a competitive 18-hole round – 74

Their seven-month journey with this money-can’t-buy opportunity starts on Monday at PING’s national HQ in Gainsborough and you’ll be able to follow thier progress in the magazine, on the website and via our social media channels.

As a bonus, all those golfers who we shortlisted in each category but just missed out on being in the final four will be invited to a special Lee Westwood Play Your Best Day at Gainsborough GC on Monday July 9, 2012.

The 20 golfers are listed below and they can look forward to
receiving an email from Golf Monthly editor Mike Harris inviting them to the
day with Lee.

Craig Wilson from Liverpool, Joel Bowen from Southampton, Luke Jeffrey from Cambridge, Andrew Oliver from Surrey and Richard Curtis from Lincolnshire

Philip Murgatroyd from Buckinghamshire, Steve Lever from Merseyside, Gavin Smith from Bridgend, Matthew Wabe from Norfolk and Vinesh Kurup from Woking

Ian Dixon from Manchester, Andy Wright from Cheshire, Mark Donnalley from Tyne and Wear, Hugh McIntyre from North Lanarkshsire
and Kerry Kennard from Buckinghamshire

Scott Brown from Wiltshire, Mark Schofield from Bolton, James Winterman from Surrey, Ian Cook from Hull and Darren Smethurst from West Yorkshire

A massive thank you to everyone that applied to be part of the process. You might not have been one of the 24 golfers listed above but keep an eye out for how you can still get invloved in the Play Your Best Challenge 2012 and win some great prizes courtesy of PING and Golf Monthly.

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