The MercedesTrophy National Final 2018

St Andrews, Scotland, 15th-17th October 2018

The MercedesTrophy is the largest amateur golfing tournament in the world, played annually, it brings together competitors from locations across the Mercedes-Benz retail network. It is completely free to enter and allows players to progress towards the National Final in St Andrews.

70 customers took part in this year’s highly enjoyable Mercedes-Benz Hertfordshire qualifying event at Brockett Hall, which James Malin (1-10 handicap group), Mark Bretton (11-19 handicap group) and Dave Ramasawmy (20+ handicap group) all qualified for the regional final at St George’s Hill to represent Mercedes-Benz Hertfordshire.

Our team did us proud, winning the day (with a total of 76 points) and qualifying for the MercedesTrophy National Final at St Andrews.

The Mercedes-Benz Hertfordshire team, James, Mark and Dave headed to the home of golf – St Andrews in Scotland. This much sought-after prize included three nights at the famous Old Course Hotel between the 15th and 17th of October, two rounds of competitive golf on both the iconic Old Course and Castle Course, a glittering awards ceremony at Glamis Castle and Mercedes-Benz VIP chauffeured transport and hospitality throughout their stay.

Unfortunately, none of our Hertfordshire competitors qualified for the MercedesTrophy World Finals in Stuttgart, but Mark Bretton did walk away with the longest drive award in Scotland.

Here’s what  Dave Ramasawmy and Mark Bretton had to say about their experience in the Mercedes Trophy:

Dave Ramasawmy: “Much to my surprise I won the Hertfordshire round in the glorious weather and setting of Brocket Hall. At the time I had no idea what the MercedesTrophy was – I thought it was just a thank you for buying a Mercedes-Benz.

“The Hertfordshire team then won at St George’s Hill – as a team we won by quite some way in fact. A fabulous golf course indeed and an equally fantastic evening at MB World, but then the best was yet to come.

“The UK Finals at St Andrews, playing the Castle and then the iconic Old Course was a truly unforgettable experience. Add to this staying at the fabulous Old Course Hotel, extra special dinners at the R&A and then at Glamis Castle, the entire trip to Scotland rounded off a truly memorable summer of golf – Mercedes even arranged for the sun to shine in Scotland!

“Thank you to Mercedes, Mercedes Hertfordshire, our great host David Presley, and the MercedesTrophy for making this a year to remember.”

Mark Bretton: “I had a fantastic journey in this year’s MercedesTrophy starting at Brocket Hall, then St George’s Hill and finally St Andrews, the home of golf, for the UK Final.  I was lucky the final coincided with my birthday and an exclusive dinner in the R&A Clubhouse.  Then on to enjoy brilliant weather on the Old Course golf followed by an evening at Glamis Castle.  Great memories, super company and fabulous hospitality topped off with some nice prizes. Thank you Mercedes-Benz and the L&L Automotive Group!”

Would you be interested in playing in the Mercedes Benz Hertfordshire Qualifying Event at Brockett Hall in 2019? Where you can play for the chance to move up to the MercedesTrophy Regional, National or even World Finals! All you need to do is register your interest by filling out the form and, if you are a Mercedes-Benz Hertfordshire customer, you’ll be entered into the 2019 ballot.

Browse through some of the photos from the MercedesTrophy National Final this year and get a taste what you can expect if you take part in the MercedesTrophy 2019. You can also watch the entire film below which shows just some of the highlights from St Andrews this year.

Want to take part in 2019? How to enter…

All players must be Mercedes-Benz Hertfordshire customers and register their interest via our official registration forms – sign up below and you will receive our official invitation to enter the ballot for the 2019 event.

Thereafter, players who accept their invitation will be entered and can achieve admission to the competition if they are pulled from the ballot. After which you will receive confirmation of your place and full details for the Mercedes-Benz Hertfordshire qualifying round.

Register your interest for the 2019 MercedesTrophy

Mercedes-Benz Trophy Register Interest 2019