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Experience The Belfry like a pro at the Brabazon Challenge
March 18, 2010

The iconic 10th at the Belfry - remember Seve in the 1985 Ryder Cup?

The Belfry, scene of so much Ryder Cup drama, is expanding its Brabazon Challenge competition for 2010, adding extra qualifying dates for the summer-long pairs contest and offering the chance to win a range of top prizes.

The Challenge, which ran for the first time last year, gives club golfers the chance to compete like a Tour pro on the world-famous course for just £199 per pair (handicap limits of 24 for men and 28 for women apply).

Competitors can enter an 18-hole two-ball better ball Stableford competition with prizes from leading golf brands Titleist, FootJoy, and J. Lindeberg. They are also invited to a buffet breakfast before teeing off.

Set up to tournament standards, The Brabazon course will host six qualifying events between April and September that will see the top pair from each qualifier, plus the two teams with the next highest scores, advance to the Grand Finals weekend in October.

The qualifying dates are:
• Tuesday April 13
• Tuesday May 11
• Tuesday June 22
• Tuesday July 20
• Tuesday August 17
• Tuesday September 21

Knock-out quarter-finals will then be played on Friday 22 October, with the four winning pairs enjoying dinner, bed & breakfast in the four-star hotel (below) ahead of their semi-finals the following day. The finalists then have a further night’s accommodation before their final takes place on 24 October.

The Belfry Hotel

“The Brabazon Challenge proved a great success last year and we are looking forward to an even bigger and better event in 2010,” said The Belfry’s Director of Golf Gary Silcock. “The format of the tournament allows golfers of all abilities to follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest players and compete on one of golf’s most iconic courses.”

Golfers playing in The Brabazon Challenge are also being offered a special half-price practice round on the day before qualifying at £70 per golfer after 2pm, while preferential room rates are available in the hotel on the night before qualifying at £69 per twin room.

To book a place in The Brabazon Challenge contact The Belfry’s reservations team on 08709 00 00 66.

Seve Ballesteros was the first pro to drive the 10th in competition at the 1978 Hennessy Cup, but here he is pulling off that tee shot to the 10th once again in the 1985 Ryder Cup - will you dare to try?


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