The Faldo Series, which was set up 25 years ago by Sir Nick Faldo, is celebrating its silver anniversary with the announcement of a full global schedule of events for the 2021 season.
Following last year’s record-breaking season in Europe, the 25th Faldo Series Europe is set to kick off on July 12 at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, staging 10 events through the summer with winners competing for a place in the Europe Grand Final hosted at Al Ain Golf Club in Abu Dhabi this November.
The new season celebrates a significant milestone for Faldo, who founded the series after his final green jacket in 1996 with a vision to create a junior golf legacy that develops tomorrow’s champions. A quarter of a century on, the Faldo Series’ achievements now include:
- Hosting over 45,000 aspiring junior golfers across the boys’ and girls’ categories.
- Staging over 750 Faldo Series events worldwide.
- Visiting 45 countries across six continents.
- Producing over 70 Professional Faldo Series alumni on global Tours.
- Celebrating a total of 84 European Tour and Ladies European Tour Faldo Series Alumni wins.
- Pledging support to an equal playing field as a R&A Women in Golf Charter signatory.
Sir Nick said: “The Series has been my way of giving back to golf and celebrating just how great the game is. From day one it has been about creating unique experiences for juniors to be competitive, learn through competition and have fun while doing so, and I’m honoured by the players who have made a huge effort to play in the events with great ambition every year.”
“It has been a huge privilege to have played a part in supporting the game to grow all around the world and to now be able to look back and celebrate how far we have come is hugely rewarding. In true Series form, we are excited about what’s to come and we look forward to many more competitive seasons ahead with tomorrow’s champions.”
This year the Faldo Series has stepped up its North America Series following the announcement of the Faldo Hurricane Series, a junior golf partnership formed between the Faldo Series and the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. The 26-event Series will give juniors the opportunity to play on America’s finest courses and compete for an invite to the North America Grand Final at Barefoot Resort and Golf in South Carolina, which will air on CBS Sports.
Whilst the 2021 season is set to continue momentum for the Asia Series, which has supercharged the Faldo Series’ efforts to grow golf globally since launching in 2006, with a full calendar of events planned to run from August to November, culminating at Laguna Lang Co for the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.
Faldo Series Director Matthew Faldo said: “2020’s recording-breaking year will be a tough act to follow, but the upcoming season promises to be our biggest and best in all 25 years of the Series. We can’t wait to get back to the action after such a difficult year for everyone.”
“To launch the Faldo Hurricane Series this year presents great opportunities for young players in North America to experience the Series and take their game to the next level, while a return of a full calendar of events for Europe and Asia Series sets up an exciting summer of junior golf ahead.”
To view the launch video for the 25th Faldo Series – click here.