Trentham Golf Club prepares for Faldo Series Midlands Championship

27 August 2018

Staffordshire, United Kingdom (August 28): Trentham Golf Club will stage the Faldo Series England Midlands Championship today as the last qualifying spots for the 22nd Grand Final are decided. Nine places are on offer as the top juniors look to secure passage to the season finale at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates.

Nearly 100 boys and girls are expected at Trentham for the three day tournament that will represent the last chance for players to qualify for the Grand Final. Trentham Golf Club's Open Championship Qualifying course is one of the finest in Staffordshire and the Midlands. The tree-lined course demands strategic thinking and careful shot selection off the tee.

Trentham sees familiar faces Sam Rook, Charlie Salter, Shergo Al Kurdi, Tiger Adams and Arron Edwards-Hill amongst others line up for more Faldo Series action. All have tasted degrees of success in the Series but none will be keen to settle for less than victory. Tiger Adams has history at this venue with a division win in very difficult weather conditions last year.

Emily Brennan will look to draw on her Faldo Series experiences as she lines up as a favourite. The likes of Billie-jo Smith, Amber Chana and Ebonie Lewis also have experience in the Series and plenty of skill to be able to mount a strong challenge for victory. Izy Edwards who recently hit a hole-in-one in her last Faldo Series competition at Ashburnham Golf Club for the Wales Championship will be looking for that all important qualification spot.

The tournament will be played over three rounds and is a World Amateur Golf Ranking event. The field will be divided into five age-groups and the winners of each division will join Sir Nick Faldo at the season-ending 22nd Faldo Series Europe Grand Final – to be held at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club (AESGC) in the United Arab Emirates. AESGC boasts a superb course and immaculate facilities in the Oasis city of Al Ain.

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.