Nominate a date to host your Staysure PGA Trophy club qualifier as one of the fastest growing pro-am tournaments returns in 2020.
Launched in 2018 as a partnership between The PGA and Staysure, the Staysure PGA Trophy was created to give amateur golfers over 50 the chance to compete alongside their club professionals in a national contest at some of the best golf courses in the UK and Ireland.
Clubs must firstly enter one of seven Regional Finals before playing out their own qualifier for the tournament. The Regional Finals will all be played across June and July next year at some of the most prestigious venues in the UK and Ireland, including Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey, home to the 2021 PGA Cup, Wiltshire’s Cumberwell Park and Orsett Golf Club in Essex.
More than 330 clubs entered the Staysure PGA Trophy in 2019 with Waltham Windmill duo Martin Quickfall and PGA Professional Stephen Bennett winning the Grand Final at The London Club in July.
Commenting on the 2019 Staysure PGA Trophy, Bennett said: “This tournament is nice for the amateurs at the golf club for something they can build to. I don’t think Martin realised just how big this event actually is when he entered at the start with all of the other over-50s.
“It’s great that a company like Staysure are promoting and sponsoring events like this. It’s fantastic for the golfing industry, for amateurs and professionals. It’s been a great experience. You’re playing with one of your members and it’s a great day out for them and the pro.”
PGA Professional Gareth Johnson finished tied third alongside Garforth Golf Club amateur Lee Bazeley. He said: “The qualifier we ran at the club was a nice extra tournament for the members and then we both really enjoyed the Regional Final at Manchester Golf Club.
“We had a really good time and enjoyed the tournament. We’ve also met some really good guys too so overall it’s a great week. The tournament is run superbly, everything is just perfect.”
Confirmed Regional Finals for 2020:
SOUTH – Monday 8th June – Foxhills Club & Resort
IRELAND – Wednesday 24th June – Seapoint Links
NORTH – Monday 29th June – Stockport Golf Club
EAST – Monday 6th July – Orsett Golf Club
SOUTH WEST – Wednesday 8th July – Cumberwell Park
SCOTLAND – Monday 13th July – Montrose Links
MIDLANDS – Wednesday 15th July – Enville Golf Club (Highgate)
Tournament entry packs will be going out to golf club managers and PGA Professionals in the new year.
For more information about the Staysure PGA Trophy CLICK HERE.
Further details including dates and venues for all seven Regional Finals will be announced in the coming week.