England players set for Aussie adventure

Seven members of the England Golf performance squads are travelling to Australia to kick off the new year.

Five of the men’s squad and two from the women’s team are heading down under for four top-class tournaments in January.

Northamptonshire’s Ben Jones and Callum Farr (pictured above), Yorkshire’s Ben Schmidt, Tom Plumb from Somerset and Matty Lamb of Northumberland will spearhead the men’s challenge.

Cornwall’s Emily Toy – the reigning Women’s Amateur champion – and Yorkshire’s Charlotte Heath will lead the way for the women.

A month of competition starts with the Master of the Amateur tournament at the Victoria Golf Club near Melbourne between January 7-10.

The England players will then travel on for the Australian Amateur at Royal Queensland between January 14-19 with the New South Wales Amateur to follow immediately at St Michael’s Golf Club and the Coast Golf Club in Little Bay.

The month ends with the Avondale Amateur at Avondale Golf Club between January 28-31.