The Faldo Series is making a much-anticipated return after lockdown by welcoming the biggest ever field at an event in its history, kicking off at the prestigious Melbourne Club, Brocket Hall for the England South II Boys & England Girls Championship.
The delayed Series Europe 2020 schedule will now debut at Brocket Hall on July 6, hosting a record-breaking field of 156 elite junior golfers who are hungry for a return to competitive golf, and in the hunt for a coveted place at the 24th Faldo Series Europe Grand Final hosted at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, Abu Dhabi this November.
This first Faldo Series Europe Qualifier will be held over three days on the Melbourne Course, a championship design by Ryder Cup duo Peter Alliss and Clive Clark.
Brocket Hall regularly finds applause for its commitment to junior golf and grassroots initiatives and located next door to Welwyn Garden City, where Series founder, Sir Nick Faldo, polished his own skills as a junior golfer.
Following one of the most successful Faldo Series Europe seasons to date in 2019, concluded by a dramatic 8-under final round finish by rising English star Arron Edwards-Hill, this year’s all-star return sets up another epic summer of golf for the junior competitors.
The revised schedule for the Series in Europe will see the following events being played across July and August:
- England South II Boys & England Girls Championship (Brocket Hall): 6th - 8th July
- England Midlands Championship (Kedleston Park Golf Club): 13th - 15th July
- Scotland Championship (Ladybank Golf Club): 21st - 23rd July
- Ireland Championship (Glasson Golf Club): 27th - 29th July
- Wales Championship (Vale Resort): 10th - 12th August
- England South I Championship (Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club): 18th - 20th August
- England North Championship (St Annes Old Links Golf Club): 24th - 26th August
Players must visit www.faldoseries.com to view further details of the 2020 European schedule and find their nearest Regional Qualifier to sign up.
"It’s amazing to be back, especially with such great enthusiasm from our players to get back and play competitive golf," said Sir Nick Faldo, founder of the Faldo Series.
"Given the circumstances we’ve experienced this year, the Series is proud to be able host events again and with our most competitive fields and record numbers, it is very promising for the future of the game.
"Brocket Hall always delivers a fantastic experience for the Series players, and to be back here and launching the start of the 24th Faldo Series is pretty special.
"This event will always be remembered for very different reasons, in particular as it marks our biggest ever field at an event and we can’t wait to see some great golf unfold over the coming days."
The Faldo Series team have gone above and beyond to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all players and staff at each event will remain uncompromised upon their return.
Over recent weeks the Series team have been working closely with its venues, the R&A, England Golf, GUI, ILGU and Scotland Golf to ensure each event on the updated schedule will closely align with the guidelines and social distancing measures in place under government regulations.
The Faldo Series Europe schedule will run from the July 6 to August 26 before the qualifying winners battle it out for one of junior golf’s most respected crowns at the Faldo Series Europe Grand Final from November 23 to 25.