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Faldo Series UK season begins with England North Championship

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23 March 2018

Yorkshire, United Kingdom (March 22): The Faldo Series UK season begins with a bang on the Alister MacKenzie masterpiece at Moortown Golf Club in Yorkshire on April 3rd - April 5th. A field of around 80 top juniors will fight for a place in the prestigious Faldo Series Europe Grand Final.

Well-known around the World as the host of the first Ryder Cup matches on British soil, in 1929, Moortown is regarded by many as one of the Country’s finest inland golf courses. Moortown has hosted many successful Faldo Series tournaments down the years and has become a highlight of the amateur calendar. 

The players will be aware of the tantalising prize on offer as this week Sir Nick Faldo announced the Faldo Series Europe Grand Final will be held at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club (AESGC) in the United Arab Emirates for the next four years. AESGC boasts a superb course and immaculate facilities in the Oasis city of Al Ain.

The competitors will have also taken note of the hugely successful Major Champions Invitational in Florida last week. The tournament was filled with high quality amateurs including several players whose profile was raised by their participation in the Faldo Series. A Faldo team competed, with current Faldo Series Europe Grand Final Champion Herik Machado amongst them. The boys at Moortown will be desperate to seize such opportunities.

The tournament will be played over three rounds and is a World Amateur Golf Ranking event. The field will be divided into three age-groups and the winners of each division will again join Faldo at the season-ending 22nd Faldo Series Europe Grand Final.

Today, 40 Faldo Series tournaments take place in 30-plus countries worldwide, touching thousands of golfers each year. Past winners include Major Champions Tseng Ya-ni and Rory McIlroy, who took his tally of professional Major titles to four with his wins at the 2014 Open Championship and US PGA Championship.

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