17 May 2013: Entries for the Faldo Series UK Championship at Pyle & Kenfig on July 9-10 will close on Friday 24 May. Talented young golfers from Wales only have a few more days to be part of Sir Nick Faldo’s global golf development programme in 2013.
Competitors will have a chance to qualify for the 17th Faldo Series Grand Final – the 54-hole end of season event hosted by the six-time Major winner. Five age-category winners at Pyle & Kenfig – three boys and two girls – will go through to the World Amateur Golf Ranking event, with all local expenses covered. Players will also be competing for Hugh James Boys’ Order of Merit points.
Amateur golfers born in 1992 or later can enter Pyle & Kenfig or any one of the other three remaining Faldo Series UK Championships online at www.nickfaldo.com. The entry fee for 2013 is 45 pounds per person, reduced from 55 pounds in 2012, which includes a practice round and two tournament rounds at the competitor’s chosen championship venue.
Supported by The R&A, ISPS and the European Tour, the 2013 Faldo Series Europe schedule features a record 20 tournaments in 14 countries including six in England plus others in Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Chile, the Czech Republic, Scotland, Austria, Wales, Brazil, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia and Greece.
Established in 1996, 40 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 30 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions and current world number ones Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.
In September 2014, Faldo will begin taking students at a full-time residential academy for education and golf development in America. The first ever Faldo Series Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona is also home to the Faldo Series USA and marks the next significant step in the programme’s history.
For further information on the Faldo Series, including entry into a UK Championship, click here or email the Faldo Series office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow the Faldo Series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/faldoseries and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/faldoseries.
Photo caption: Charlie Spencer-White of Wales in action during the 2012 Faldo Series Grand Final at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland.