Join us for a great day out at the 2017 Bridgestone Challenge, the English leg of the Challenge Tour, which is being played from Thursday to Sunday, 7-10 September, at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire.
There’s free entry and, what’s more, every spectator can register to receive vouchers to the value of £200, including a free round of golf at Luton Hoo Golf Club.
This is the perfect opportunity to talent spot and watch golf’s rising professional stars – and also follow the progress of four leading England Golf amateurs.
Internationals Dan Brown (Masham, Yorkshire), Jake Burnage (Saunton, Devon), Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park, Somerset) and Gian Marco Petrozzi (Trentham, Staffordshire) all have invitations to play.
There are themes for all four days, with schools in focus on Thursday, it’s ladies day on Friday, there’s fun for all the family on Saturday and it’s Championship Day on Sunday. But everyone is welcome on every day.
We can promise much excitement. The Bridgestone Challenge will be the first PGA European Challenge Tour to use a modified stableford scoring system which will hopefully encourage the players to take more risks with the emphasis on making birdies and eagles. Click here for more information.
The excitement actually starts with the pro-am on Wednesday 6 September, which will feature 18 England Golf club players who are all chasing their golf dreams – and hoping to play with a star of the European Tour. They’ve come through club, regional and national rounds of the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy to qualify for their place in one of six pro-am teams.
The best of these teams will go forward to the pro-am of the British Master, supported by Sky Sports, at Close House, Northumberland on September 27. There, they could partner Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia or another household name of the European Tour.
The qualifiers from the national finals at Woodhall Spa are:
Male: John Newell (Hazlemere Golf Club, Buckinghamshire), Jacob Scargill (Hanging Heaton Golf Club, Yorkshire), Neil Jonas (Tilgate Forest Golf Club, Sussex), Kevin Madden (Walmley Golf Club, Warwickshire), Michael Durkin (Hurlston Hall Golf Club, Lancashire), Giles Puckle (Clandon Regis Golf Club, Surrey), Sam Storey (Windlesham Golf Club, Surrey), Barrie Harding (West Byfleet Golf Club, Surrey), Neil Garbutt (Masham Golf Club, Yorkshire).
Female: Rebecca Webb (East Berkshire Golf Club), Gill Kapka (Cleethorpes Golf Club, Lincolnshire), Francesca Leach (Woburn Golf Club, Buckinghamshire), Ashlee Tyrell (The Rayleigh Club, Essex), Kathryn Naylor (Windlesham Golf Club, Surrey), Debbie Ricketts (Parkstone Golf Club, Dorset), Debbie Deakin (Mickleover Golf Club, Derbyshire), Mandy Holden (West End Golf Club, Yorkshire), Hannah Golding (Brocton Hall Golf Club, Staffordshire).