Britain’s top young golfers may register now to enter one of nine UK Championships on the 2011 Faldo Series Europe schedule. Entries must be submitted by 7th March by logging on to www.nickfaldo.com.
The winners of the five age group categories (Boys’ Under-21, Boys’ Under-18, Boys’ Under-16, Girls’ Under-21 and Girls’ Under-16) at each UK Championship will earn a place in the 15th Faldo Series Europe Grand Final, to be played at the Lough Erne Resort, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, on September 12-14.
The five winners at Lough Erne will then be invited to the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, to be staged at Mission Hills Golf Club, China, in March 2012.
Both Grand Finals will be hosted by Sir Nick Faldo, founder of the Faldo Series, and played on courses designed by the six-time Major Champion.
Faldo Series graduates include Rory McIlroy, Nick Dougherty, Marc Warren, John Parry, Yani Tseng, Melissa Reid and Florentyna Parker, all winners on Tour.
This year’s Faldo Series Europe comprises a record 18 qualifying tournaments in 12 different countries, with nine events across England, Scotland and Wales, one in Ireland and others being played as far afield as Bahrain, the Czech Republic, Russia, The Netherlands, Greece, Brazil, Germany and Slovakia.
Open to boys and girls born in 1990 or later, the UK leg of the 2011 Faldo Series Europe starts with the 36-hole Faldo Series UK Championship at Moortown GC, Yorkshire, on April 6-7.
The 2011 UK schedule comprises eight other 36-hole stroke-play events at West Lancs GC, Lancashire (April 20-21); Walton Heath GC (Old Course), Surrey (May 4-5); Royal Ashdown Forest GC, East Sussex (May 17-18); Trentham GC, Staffordshire (June 8-9); The Roxburghe G & CC, Roxburghshire, Scotland (June 29-30); Pyle & Kenfig GC, near Bridgend, Wales (July 4-5); The Grove, near Watford, Hertfordshire (August 22-23); and Notts GC (Hollinwell), Nottinghamshire (August 30-31). The 15th Faldo Series Europe Grand Final is staged over 54-holes at the acclaimed Lough Erne Resort on September 12-14.
Prospective competitors can enter any of the Faldo Series UK Championships by logging onto the new on-line entry system at www.nickfaldo.com and following the simple instructions. Entries close on February 28, 2011. The cost of entry is £70 which includes a practice round and 36-holes of competition at the selected venue.