Celebrating its 10th successful season in 2005, the Daily Telegraph Wilson Matchplay Championship is once again set to be the UK’s biggest amateur golf event in terms of paid-for entries.
Organisers GMM are looking to beat the record set in 2004, when over 6,000 golfers from 1,800 different UK golf clubs competed for a chance to win a place in the Grand Final at the spectacular Vale do Lobo golf resort in the Algarve.
Leading golf website www.golfmagic.com has signed to be the event’s online partner in 2005 and will run promotions to increase entries to the event up to the closing date for entries of 16 May.
The championship commences in June, with golfers battling through four rounds to a series of eight UK regional finals in October 2005. Entry options are singles matchplay (£26 per person) and pairs better ball (£37 per pair). The luxury Portuguese golf resort Vale do Lobo will once again host the grand final, which will see 44 golfers flying to the Algarve in January 2006.
David Hughes, managing director of event organisers GMM said, “I‘m confident that the 10th anniversary year of this tournament will be the biggest and best ever. We look forward to working with our new online partners Golfmagic.com during 2005, and welcome the renewed support of long-time supporters Wilson, Vale do Lobo and The Daily Telegraph. We encourage all UK club golfers to take part in this exciting event!”
“We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the championship which has brought so much pleasure to so many golfers”, said Mike Laney, brand manager UK Golf for Wilson Sporting Goods.
Mark Dangerfield, marketing manager at Golfmagic said, “At Golfmagic.com we are all about playing golf and that is why we are excited to be working with such a well-run amateur competition that is the Daily Telegraph Wilson Matchplay Championship.”
Golfers can enter the 2005 Daily Telegraph Wilson Matchplay Championship on www.matchplay.co.uk or call the organisers on FREEFONE 0800 092 6379.