Golf Monthly – the UK’s number one golf magazine has teamed up with the number one putter brand, Odyssey – to launch a new competition designed to capture the imagination of amateur golfers.
Joining forces to find Britain’s Best Putter, the two golfing brands will run a grass roots golf tournament, starting with 300 golf clubs who will host local qualifiers. The winners will then progress to a series of regional finals and finally to a grand final shoot-out at The Grove in Hertfordshire, where one will be named grand champion.
The competition starts this month and will run until October, when the grand final will take place. It will be supported by extensive editorial coverage in Golf Monthly magazine, online with a dedicated microsite at http://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/britainsbestputter/ and across social media @bbputter and facebook.com/BritainsBestPutter
If your club is interested in hosting a qualifying event simply register your interest by emailing the BBP team at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling them on 020 3148 4224.
Upon registering, clubs will be sent a comprehensive Golf Monthly/Odyssey Putting Pack to assist with the running of the putting competition.
There are no rules set in stone for your putting competition. But here are two suggestions:
- A stand-alone putting event played in medal or matchplay format. This type of event could be staged either in the evening or take place after players have competed in a weekend club competition.
- A fun family afternoon with a BBQ around the putting green – a great opportunity to get the whole club involved.
An Odyssey goodie bag will be supplied to each club/society to be used as the prize for your winner.
The closing date for clubs/societies to supply the name of their representative for the regional final is 25th July.
Regional finals will take place at six golf clubs across Britain There will be a maximum of 50 participants at each event.
The regional finals will be held during August at weekends (dates TBC). The format for the regional finals will be two rounds of 18 hole strokeplay with the top 16 players progressing through into a seeded matchplay knockout with 1st playing 16th, 2nd playing 15th and so on. Those reaching the semi final stage of the knockout section will automatically qualify for the grand final with the overall winner on the day being crowned champion of their region.
At this stage in the search for Britain’s Best Putter there will be a standardised set of rules and all competitors must use an Odyssey putter and Callaway ball from a selection supplied on the day. Odyssey putting experts will be in attendance to provide tuition and demonstrate a range of clubs.
Four winners from each regional final will progress to the grand final of Britain’s Best Putter at The Grove Hotel and Golf Course in Hertfordshire in October. Qualifiers from the regional finals will also win an Odyssey putter of their choice (subject to availability).
At the final, all 24 competitors must use the putter that they won at the regional final and Callaway balls that will be provided.
The format for the grand final will be four rounds of 18 hole strokeplay with the top 8 players progressing through into a seeded matchplay knockout with 1st playing 8th , 2nd playing 7th and so on. The overall winner on the day will be crowned Britain’s Best Putter.
The prize for the winner of Britain’s Best Putter is a one-week break at the luxury Las Colinas resort in Spain. This consists of 7 nights accommodation on a self-catering basis for 2 people in a 2 bedroom apartment, 4 rounds of golf for 2 people, including buggy each round, 1 AimPoint Clinic for 2 people, complimentary use of the Beach Club, and the tennis, paddle and gym facilities throughout the stay, 1 dinner for 2 in UNiK Café, the clubhouse restaurant + 2 direct economy class return flights from any UK mainland airport to Murcia, Spain.
Golf Monthly www.golf-monthly.co.uk
Odyssey Putters www.odysseygolf.com