Nick Faldo has announced Slovakia as the latest addition to the 2010 Faldo Series schedule with the inaugural Faldo Series Slovakia Championship set to take place at Black Stork Golf Resort in Veľká Lomnica on 24 – 26 August.
Supported by The R&A and the European Tour, the 54-hole Slovakia Championship will be hosted by Black Stork as part of a three-year agreement aimed at creating opportunities for some of the country’s best young golfers, boys and girls, aged 12 to 21.
The tournament will be open to players from neighbouring countries as well, including Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Bulgaria and others with all of the competitors competing for a place in the 14th Faldo Series Grand Final, to be hosted by the six-time Major winner.
Faldo commented: “To be taking the Faldo Series to Slovakia is very exciting. It has always been my intention to support emerging golf markets with our unique combination of top-level competition and golf-specific education and I believe there is great potential for golf development in this region. I would like to thank Black Stork Golf resort for sharing our vision and I look forward to spending time with the winners at the Grand Final.”
Sylvia Hrušková, Black Stork’s Managing Director, added: “We would like to work with the Faldo Series to develop a platform for the most talented young players from different central European countries. We hope the Slovakia Championship will offer valuable international tournament experience to participants from here in Slovakia and from our neighbouring countries.”
There will be a number of golf-specific seminars running alongside the tournament, with long-time supporter of the Faldo Series and Faldo’s coach, Keith Wood, on hand to work with the players and coaches. There will also be a number of grass-roots activities aimed at creating access to the game for a new generation of young golfers.
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