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England Golf Week celebrates the handicap game

4.05pm 10th August 2017 - Growing the Game - This story was updated on Thursday, August 10th, 2017

England Golf Week – the annual celebration of the handicap game – will start on Monday and will involve over 460 men, women and junior players.

It’s taking place at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, the home of England Golf, and it will feature a host of finals of team and individual events.

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Highlights of Golf Week include the men and women’s finals of the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy which will find the handicap golfers of the year – and much more.

The top nine players from each final will play in the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge – the English leg of the Challenge Tour – and the most successful team there will tee up with a top European Tour player in the pro-am of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports.

Golf Week starts with the final of the keenly contested Junior Champion Club competition. Later, the new Senior Series will be decided by qualifiers from six events played across the country; and the leading players from the England Golf Captains’ tournaments will contest their national title.

For the first time this year the Australian Spoons will be decided at Golf Week. This is a stableford foursomes competition for pairs of women golfers with handicaps of 15 and above, who start the qualifying process at club level. One pair will represent each of England Golf’s six women’s regions.

Toby Thorne, England Golf’s Deputy Championship Director, commented: “This is the third time we have run Golf Week and it has a very special place in the calendar as a festival of handicap golf. The competitors enjoy the full championship experience and, we hope, return to their clubs to encourage more players to take part in our events.”

Golf Week will also pick up the pace this year, showing that golf can be a speedy game – with a demonstration of SpeedGolf planned for the Bracken course on Wednesday, 16 August.

Speedgolf is the fast, fun and athletic version of the game where players jog between shots and can complete a full 18 holes in under 80 minutes. Experienced SpeedGolfers will be showing how it’s done, joined by members of England Golf staff.

Golf Week programme:

  • Junior Champion Club final – Monday and Tuesday 14-15 August (Hotchkin)
  • Men’s final, Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy – Tuesday 15 August, (Bracken)
  • Senior Series final – Wednesday 16 August (Bracken)
  • Golf Captains final – Thursday 17 August (Hotchkin)
  • Club Team final – Friday 18 August (Bracken)
  • Women’s final, Bridgestone Chase your Dream Trophy – Friday 18 August (Hotchkin)
  • Australian Spoons Final – Friday 18 August (Bracken)

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