Faldo Series event for the Duke’s

The third hole at the Dukes.
The third hole at the Dukes.

The Faldo Series has announced its UK schedule for 2015, with The Duke’s in St Andrews among the new hosts this year.

Continuing with last year’s popular format change, each tournament will comprise of 54-holes and count towards the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

The 2015 UK schedule features six championships across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. For an entry fee of £50, boys and girls aged 12 to 21 will play one practice round and three tournament rounds at their chosen venue.

The five age-group winners at each tournament – three boys and two girls – will join six-time Major winner Faldo at the 19th Faldo Series Grand Final.

The Duke’s event takes place from July 6-8, almost a year after the course hosted the European Amateur Championship.

“Young golfers in the UK have benefitted from the experience of playing in the Faldo Series since its launch in 1996”, said Sir Nick Faldo.

“Following its success last year, we have continued to hold 54-hole championships across the UK allowing players the opportunity to gain even more tournament experience and to compete for World Amateur Golf Ranking points.”

Faldo added: “I thank The R&A, The European Tour, PGA Tour and the PGA of America for their on-going support which allows us to bring opportunity to thousands of talented young golfers worldwide every year.”

The 2014 Faldo Series Europe schedule featured 17 tournaments in 15 countries including three in England plus others in Abu Dhabi, Ireland, Chile, Wales, Brazil, Scotland, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and the USA.

Today, 40 Faldo Series tournaments take place in 30-plus countries worldwide, touching more than 7,000 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.

Golfers born in 1994 or later wishing to enter a 2015 Faldo Series UK Championship should click here or email fsentries@nickfaldo.com.

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