BGL Golf, the leading course owner and operator, has partnered with the Disabled Golf Association (DGA) to announce the launch of a new tournament series, the Race to Burhill.
The competition will include six qualifying events, taking place throughout the year, at different BGL Golf facilities located across the UK, culminating in a grand final at Burhill Golf Club, Surrey.
The top three golfers from each preliminary stage will qualify for the final, to be played on 9 October 2013 on Burhill’s New Course, a regular venue for the EuroPro Tour.
Graeme Robertson, DGA National Events Co-Ordinator, said: “BGL Golf understands what we’re all about and has been incredibly supportive of this new series.
“The BGL Golf facilities, are disabled-friendly, but what has impressed me most is the staff, who are knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to be of assistance.”
Colin Mayes, BGL chief executive, said: “We operate golf facilities that welcome golfers without discrimination of age, gender, ability, handicap or dress sense.
“BGL Golf also has a longstanding relationship with the Help for Heroes Battle Back programme and last year hosted the Pietsch Trophy at Burhill, a tournament for injured servicemen from the US and UK.
“It is my hope that the Race to Burhill will not only provide a prominent fixture on the DGA’s calendar, but that it also serves to raise the profile of disabled golf in the wider golfing community.”
The Race to Burhill qualifying competitions will be held at Thornbury Golf Centre, Bristol on 30th April; Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Milton Keynes on 24th July; Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, Nottingham on 22nd August; Birchwood Park Golf Centre, Dartford on 27th August; Hoebridge Golf Centre, Woking on 3rd September; and Redbourn Golf Club, Herts on 17th September.
The Final will be at Burhill Golf Club, Walton-on-Thames on Tuesday 9th October.
The aim of the Disabled Golf Association is to bring together all disabled golfers, irrespective of gender, age or ability, and help them enjoy golf on a level playing field.
To register for the Race to Burhill, visit www.disabledgolfsociety.com/race-to-burhill
BGL Golf www.bglgolf.co.uk