Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lombard Trophy, Europe’s largest pro-am competition returns in 2018

More than 1,000 golfers will contest this year’s Lombard Trophy, Europe’s largest pro-am which culminates with an expenses-paid trip to Portugal’s Algarve for the grand final on September 20 and 21
The final will once again be staged on the Championship course at the five-star Pestana Vila Sol Golf and Resort Hotel, Vilamoura, and will feature 14 pairs competing for the £12,000 first prize.

WPGA Lombard Trophy winners Kym Larratt and amateur Trish Formoy, (Getty Images)
The finalists will be determined by 14 regional finals that start on June 5 in the Midlands at Little Aston and finish two months later on August 2 at Burnham and Berrow in Somerset. Other regional final venues include Walton Heath, home of the 1981 Ryder Cup, and Fulford in York, which staged no fewer than 23 European Tour events between 1967 and 1981.
The Scottish Regional finals will be held at Crieff (June 18) and Blairgowrie (June 20).
Lombard, a leading management finance company providing leasing and hire purchase products, is supporting the competition for a third successive year with a £41,450 prize fund.
The company is also backing the women’s version of the pro-am, the WPGA Lombard Trophy. This will be contested by six pairs at Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel at the same time as the men’s final.
Commenting on Lombard’s support, PGA chief executive Robert Maxfield said: “Lombard is a fantastic sponsor of the PGA National Pro-Am Championship and we’re delighted to have their support once again in 2018. This is a unique event insomuch that it offers PGA Professionals a rare opportunity to team up with an amateur partner and represent their club in a national event.



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