Lewes golfer bags dream ticket to Morocco

Millie Fawsett
Millie Fawsett

A golfer from Lewes is celebrating after competing in a nationwide amateur golf event – and winning a luxury golfing holiday to the exotic kingdom of Morocco.

East Sussex golfer Millie Fawsett, 49, qualified for the Grand Final of the Morocco 100 event, held at The Oxfordshire Golf Club this week, after winning a regional qualifying event earlier in the year.

After joining the full field of winners of other regional qualifying tournaments from across the United Kingdom, Fawsett managed to finish second in the ladies section of the prestigious event – organised to celebrate 100 years of golf in Morocco.

Fawsett will sample some of the kingdom’s 29 outstanding golf courses, as well as some of the myriad cultural and historical attractions Morocco has to offer, when she travels to Morocco in the coming months.

She is now planning to jet off on her dream holiday, courtesy of the Morocco National Tourist Office (MNTO) – and has promised her teenage daughter Beth can come along for the ride.

“I have never been to Morocco, and nor has my daughter, so we’re very excited,” she said.

“Morocco seems a beautiful country, full of rich heritage and of course, some fantastic golf courses, which I will look forward to playing as part of my prize.

“The Morocco 100 event itself was a huge success – the course was in fantastic condition, the weather was kind, the location was stunning and most of all, we were all playing for a host of great prizes.

“I’d like to thank the Morocco National Tourist Office for putting on such a fantastic event and for the amazing prize.”

A spokesman for the MNTO said: “The Morocco Golf 100 Series is our way to celebrate our first 100 years of golf in the Kingdom of Morocco.

“We’d like to extend our warmest congratulations to Millie on some fantastic golf at The Oxfordshire, and for representing East Sussex with such distinction.

“We will of course offer her the very warmest welcome when she and her daughter arrive in the beautiful, unspoiled golfing paradise that is Morocco.”