The pair beat Ian Poulter and five-time Olympic Gold Medallist Sir Steve Redgrave in the final, which saw nearly 2,000 fans descend upon the colourful par-3 course for May 27 Bank Holiday.
Paul McGinley, who walked away with £100,000 for his nominated charity, the Tour Players Foundation, said:
“It’s been a wonderful day, we couldn’t have asked for more. The crowds have come out, the sun has been shining and I’ve won a lot of money for the Tour Players Foundation.
“I think it’s an excellent concept and one I can definitely see becoming a new generation of golf. It’s fun, fast paced and brings a do or die element to the game. All the guys who have taken part today have been wonderful and I can’t wait to come back and defend my title with Jamie next year!”
Former footballing superstar Jamie Redknapp added:
“I think I got the pick of the day, Paul was on fire, there was no stopping him and I felt I couldn’t let him down. We’ve had an amazing time and I can’t wait to play Zone Golf again – we will be back to defend our title next year!”
Team-mates Tim Henman and Justin Rose finished in third place, while Paul Lawrie and Andrew Strauss took the fourth. Poulter, Rose and Lawrie still walked away triumphant as they secured £50,000 for each of their chosen charities.
European Tour Winner, Dukes Meadows Golf Coach and a Zone Golf Director, Van Phillips said:
“I couldn’t be happier with our first ever Zone Golf event. We are so thankful to the guys for taking part in our world premier and I hope the world will now get to see what an exciting concept we have – on to the next!”
The event is scheduled to be shown on Sky Sports 2 on June 4 at 8pm and Sky Sports 3 June 5 at 9pm.
Zone Golf is a colourful, Par 3 game, with a twist, which is set to revolutionise golf and be the sport’s version of 20/20 cricket. The game is played over 9 holes, which through its fast-paced strategic nature, offers an extremely exciting alternative to ‘normal’ golf. Each Par 3 green is divided into three coloured “zones” with a hole and flag in each zone (green-easy, amber-medium, red-hard). Each player/team must nominate a zone on the tee and subsequently hit that zone to acquire the relevant points (green-3, amber-6 and red-9). Additional points are available for Bogey-1, Par-2, Birdie-3, Hole in One. Spectator and player excitement is rocketed by the introduction of a “do or die” situation on every tee.
The player/team with the most points after nine holes wins.
More Information can be found at: www.zonegolfthegame.com