England Golf has announced that Your Golf Travel will be the title sponsor of its flagship men’s championship, the Brabazon Trophy.
The agreement means that the 2015 champion will be re-presented with the trophy by Your Golf Travel ambassador, Lee Westwood.
The Brabazon Trophy – the English men’s open amateur stroke play – is one of the majors of amateur golf and attracts entries from leading players around the world. This year it will be played at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) from 24-27 June.
Your Golf Travel are long-standing supporters of England Golf and its strategic plan. Raising Our Game aims to create a brighter future for the game, including creating more players, more members, stronger clubs and identifying and developing winning golfers.
Andrew Harding, the co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Your Golf Travel, said: “We’re delighted to extend our relationship with England Golf to include title sponsorship of the Brabazon Trophy.
“It is one of the premier events on the amateur calendar and we look forward to seeing some of the world’s best golfers take on Hollinwell in June. Additionally we’re also pleased to announce that Lee Westwood, Your Golf Travel ambassador, will present the trophy to the winner later in the year.”
David Joy, the Chief Executive of England Golf, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Your Golf Travel as title sponsors of the Brabazon. We already work closely together to grow the game and this underlines our relationship and will help us to raise the profile both of the Brabazon Trophy and golf in England.”
The field for the Brabazon is made up of exempt players and 60 who come through qualifying events. The southern qualifier was held this week and won by Ben Amor (Marlborough), a member of the England Golf A squad, who set a course record 65 at Liphook in Hampshire. The northern qualifier will be played on Tuesday at Clitheroe in Lancashire.
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