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Mid-September for inaugural Wirral Golf Classic
January 25, 2010

Four of the Wirral’s magnificent coastal golf courses are to host a new 72 hole amateur tournament open to adult male and female golfers when the inaugural Wirral Golf Classic is held on the peninsular from September 13-17.

Aiming to become a permanent fixture on the England’s Golf Coast calendar, the Wirral Golf Classic seeks to attract golfers to play and stay in the area, with entrants playing a round of golf at each of the four participating courses; Caldy, Heswall, Royal Liverpool (pictured below) and Wallasey, with a rest day during the week.

Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)

Caldy, former venue of the Seniors’ Championship, boasts stunning views from its cliffs across the River Dee to Wales; slightly further down the river, Heswall was the venue for The R&A’s Junior Championships in 2006 and stages the North of England Under-16 Championships each year; Wallasey, home of the Stableford, is an Open Championship Qualifying venue enjoying beautiful views across the Mersey to Liverpool, and Royal Liverpool is much loved by golfers throughout the world; it has staged the 1st Amateur Championship, 1st Walker Cup, 1st International Golf Match and eleven Open Championships. Tiger Woods claimed his last Open victory at Hoylake in 2006, when he navigated the fast-running fairways almost without using his driver, on the way to a two-shot victory over Chis DiMarco.

Commenting on the new event David Cromie, Secretary at Royal Liverpool, said: “We are delighted to be part of this event which will attract golfers to our region and I am sure they will have a warm Wirral reception and thoroughly enjoy their golf on these fine links.”

Nick Brooks-Sykes, Director of Tourism at the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), said: “England’s Golf Coast has world-class appeal and this new competition is the perfect opportunity for golfers to experience some of our best courses. We hope it will encourage more golfers to discover the Wirral, and some of its many hidden gems.”

Flyers are being sent in January to all Golf clubs in the UK and further information can be found on the web site including promotional offers from accommodation providers in Wirral. The entrance fee is £199 which includes the 4 games of golf and 2 social events, the Opening Reception at Host Hotel, 4* Thornton Hall, as well as Prize-giving at Royal Liverpool, making it excellent value for money.

The event is supported by Wirral Council, the Northwest Regional Development Fund (ERDF) , England’s Golf Coast, National Club Golfer and Titleist.


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