Stoke by Nayland to host 20th Faldo Series Grand Final
20 July 2016: Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa has been announced as the host venue for the 20th Faldo Series Grand Final in October later this year. The competition will run over three days from October 11th - 13th on the exquisite Gainsborough championship golf course at the multi award-winning resort on the Essex/Suffolk border. The venue has experience in regularly hosting international, televised PGA and European Senior tour events.
"Stoke by Nayland will host a brilliant and memorable Faldo Series Grand Final” said six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo. “It is very pleasing that we can offer such a stunning opportunity for these young stars in our 20th year. I must emphasise our appreciation to The R&A, The European Tour, IJGA, the PGA of America and The PGA, all of whom have offered tremendous support to the Series over the years.”
“The directors and all the team at Stoke by Nayland are thrilled to welcome some of the best young golfers from around the world.” Susanna Rendall, Managing Director of the family-owned resort commented. “We’re extremely proud to be working together with the Series in its twentieth year. Sir Nick has been a leading light in providing opportunity to young people through golf for so many years and we’re keen to aid this effort. We hope the players will enjoy the experience of the Gainsborough course, and their stay with us in beautiful Constable Country for the week.”
Sir Nick will run clinics throughout the week, sharing his knowledge from over 35 years of playing at the highest level. He will be watching the competition with keen interest and offering his insight to the young players. The PGA will be on hand, amongst many other experts, to advise players during the week on the many career paths within the game of golf. Faldo’s personal coach Keith Wood will also be in attendance and available to share his expertise.
Recognised as the only global amateur series for boys and girls, the Faldo Series was established in 1996, expanded to Asia in 2006.
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.