Monday, January 25, 2010

New four-round, four-course event for amateur men, women

Inaugural Wirral Golf Classic in September

Four of the Wirral’s magnificent coastal golf courses are to host a new 72 hole amateur tournament open to adult male & female golfers. The inaugural Wirral Golf Classic will be held on the peninsular from 13 to 17
September and aims to become a permanent fixture on the England’s Golf Coast calendar. Aimed at attracting golfers to play & stay in the area, all entrants will play a round of golf at each of the four participating courses; Caldy, Heswall, Royal Liverpool and Wallasey, with a rest day during the week.
Caldy, former venue of the Seniors’ Championship, boasts stunning views from its cliffs across the River Dee to Wales; slightly further down the river, Heswall was the venue for The R&A’s Junior Championships in 2006 and stages the North of England Under-16 Championships each year; Wallasey, home of the Stableford, is an Open Qualifying venue enjoying beautiful views across the Mersey to Liverpool, and Royal Liverpool is much loved by golfers throughout the world; it has staged the 1st Amateur Championship, 1st Walker Cup, 1st International Golf Match and 11 Open Championships.
Commenting on the new event David Cromie, the Secretary at Royal Liverpool, said: “We are delighted to be part of this event which will attract golfers to our region and I am sure they will have a warm Wirral reception and thoroughly enjoy their golf on these fine links.”
Nick Brooks-Sykes, Director of Tourism at the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), said: “England’s Golf Coast has world-class appeal and this new competition is the perfect opportunity for golfers to experience some of our best courses. We hope it will encourage more golfers to discover the Wirral, and some of its many hidden gems.”
Flyers are being sent in January to all Golf clubs in the UK and further information can be found on the web site including promotional offers from accommodation providers in Wirral.
The entrance fee is £199 which includes the four rounds of golf and two social events, the opening reception at the host hotel, the four-star Thornton Hall, as well as prize-giving at Royal Liverpool, which offers excellent value for money.
The event is supported by Wirral Council, the Northwest Regional Development Fund (ERDF) , England’s Golf Coast, National Club Golfer and Titleist.

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