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FIELD READY FOR FIRST FALDO GRAND FINAL IN THE U.S.
99 GOLFERS FROM 19 COUNTRIES JOIN SIR NICK AT THE GREENBRIER
21 October 2013: The largest ever field for a Faldo Series Grand Final has arrived in the U.S. for the tournament’s seventeenth edition which tees off tomorrow. A total of 99 golfers from 19 countries are with Sir Nick Faldo at The Greenbrier in West Virginia, USA for the World Amateur Golf Ranking event on October 22-24.
Competitors aged 12 to 22 will contest for the title over 54 holes on the Old White TPC course at The Greenbrier. The six-time Major winner will arrange for the leading boy and girl overall to play in a professional Tour event.
With the field divided into five age-groups – three for boys and two for girls – each age-group winner will also be invited by Faldo to compete in the 2014 Asia Grand Final at Mission Hills Golf Club in China next March.
Off the course players will spend time with Faldo’s personal coach Keith Wood and experts from TrackMan at the new Faldo Golf Centre. Faldo is on hand all week to spend time with the competitors, including several clinics and Q&A sessions, and to host a grass-roots initiative for local school children.
Supported by The R&A, The Greenbrier, ISPS Handa and the European Tour, the 2013 Faldo Series Europe schedule features a record 20 tournaments in 15 countries including six in England plus others in Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Chile, the Czech Republic, Scotland, Austria, Wales, Brazil, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, Greece and the USA.
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 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 marks another significant step in the programme’s history.
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Photo caption: Jack Singh-Brar of England receives the 2012 Faldo Series trophy from Sir Nick Faldo at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland.
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About The Greenbrier:
Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses 6,750 acres of undulating landscape that includes: four golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedExCup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex
About The R&A
Based in St Andrews, The R&A organises The Open Championship, major amateur events and international matches. Together with the United States Golf Association, The R&A governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The R&A’s working jurisdiction is global, excluding the United States and Mexico.
The R&A is committed to working for golf and supports the growth of the game internationally and the development and management of sustainable golf facilities. The R&A operates with the consent of 143 organisations from the amateur and professional game and on behalf of over thirty million golfers in 128 countries. Visit www.randa.org.
About ISPS Handa
ISPS Handa is a ‘General Incorporated Association’ based in Tokyo. ISPS Handa was founded by Japanese philanthropist, Dr Haruhisa Handa in 2006 to support charitable causes throughout the sporting world. ISPS Handa has fostered partnerships with golf governing bodies worldwide to help develop the game at every level and promote blind and disabled golf. ISPS Handa’s heritage in supporting blind and disabled golf and Dr Handa’s interest and philanthropic contribution in golf has formed the foundation of its wider mission for golf to become a Paralympic sport. Visit www.ispsgolf.com.
About the European Tour
The European Tour is committed to celebrating the game of golf. From the origins of the professional game – building the proud history of achievement, sportsmanship and integrity – to showcasing its diverse global talent and rich landscapes, the European Tour’s innovative approach enables it to embrace the world, combining championships of tradition with new tournaments in the cities and countries of the future. Visit www.europeantour.com.
Posted on 22/10/2013
by Andrew Boyd