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Only 7 days left to enter Matchplay Championship!
June 23, 2010

There are just seven days left for you to grab your chance to take part in the 2010-11 Matchplay Championship, Britain’s largest amateur golf tournament, which this year will see its grand final hosted at the prestigious Els Club in Dubai.

Entries for the championship, first launched in 2003, will close on June 30.

The Els Club, Dubai“Our finalists will experience what it’s like being a ‘tour player’ for the week and all this is open to any golfer for just £20 entry fee. On top of that, you also get Sky Sports cameras following you from the UK regional finals to the Grand Final," said John Woosey, Managing Director of The Golfers Club which promotes the Matchplay Championship

”It’s not every day as an amateur golfer that you’ll find yourself and your partner walking up the 18th with the Sky Sports cameras on you!” added John.

Golfers have until June 30 to enter and will then take part in regional qualifier rounds before a North and South regional final. In all 36 finalists will make it to the Dubai Grand Final, staying at the sumptuous Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel.

Each finalist will be given international return flights to Dubai, 3-days of competition at The Els Club, seven nights’ accommodation at the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and a lavish prize-giving gala dinner.

There are three categories which are: Men’s pairs with a CONGU active handicap and Mixed pairs with a CONGU active handicap. There is also a third category for Men’s pairs with a non-active CONGU handicap which enables golfers who are not members of a golf club to enter the event.

The 2009-10 Matchplay Championship attracted a record number of entries with golfers from across the UK and Ireland competing, culminating in the Grand Final at the Marriott Taba Heights Golf Resort in Egypt.

The 2009-10 Matchplay Champions celebrate their victory in Egypt
The 2009-10 Matchplay Champions celebrate their victory in Egypt

For 2010-11, the format is as follws:

- Men's Pairs & Mixed Pairs Matchplay Events (CONGU ‘Active')
- Seperate Men's Pairs event for 'non-active' & non-golf club members
- Entry costs just £20 per person (£40 per pair)
- Qualifying Rounds July 2010 - March 2011
- Regional Finals at prestigious Marriott venues
- All entrants receive a GreenFree 2 for 1 golf voucher worth up to £170!

The 36 Grand Finalists will enjoy a simply wonderful experience which includes:
- International return flights to Dubai
- 7 nights accommodation at the sumptuous Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel with breakfast and dinner included
- A practice four-ball round of golf at The Els Club, Dubai
- 3 days of competition at The Els Club
- Prize giving Gala Dinner

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