Trilby Tour to be filmed by Sky at "The Bucks"
Amateur golfers from all over the UK will be under pressure to perform as Sky Sports films the final of the Trilby Tour at what is widely regarded as one of the most breathtaking golf courses in England - the Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham.
Admission to the event on August 11 th is free and golf fans and visitors and there will also be a barbecue on the club house terrace and free Jack Daniels cocktails.
The tour was first organised in 2007 by golf clothing designer and Savile Row tailor, William Hunt. It is billed as the biggest and most stylish, as well as the most unusually competitive amateur tournament and has been described as the closest amateur experience to a professional event. It concludes with a four-man, three-hole shoot out to decide the winner.
Known as the Trilby Tour because every entrant has to wear one, the event has grown in popularity among amateur golfers from around the UK. The final held in the 226-acre grounds of the Denham course will host 100 golfers.
At a price of £250, each entrant is clothed in William Hunt attire and is provided with a free limited edition Callaway golf bag, plus caddy outfit. Prizes include the title of Regional Champion and a trip to the William Hunt Savile Row store for a bespoke suit.
Mr Hunt, who has also designed suits for the Manchester United football team, said:
"Of course we are holding the final at the Bucks - for me it's a gem of a place. It's welcoming to our 'Trilby Tourian' finalists, has a relaxed atmosphere, but with a course that gives hope for glory, will tease the best, yet bite them if their not on top of their game.
"I love the place for its boutique manners and effortless style, and with golfing royalty at the helm in the name of John O'Leary, the Bucks is a class act through and through and a perfect fit with the Trilby Tour."
The ten venues where the tournament is held span the breadth of the country, including Trevose in Cornwall , Rockliffe Hall in Durham and Slieve Russell in Co. Cavan in Ireland . Other venues include Donnington Grove in Berkshire , Goodwood in Sussex , The Oxfordshire, Foxhills and Old Thorns in Hampshire.
The Buckinghamshire Golf Club, affectionately known as the 'Bucks' by its fans, is a majestic golf course and stately home, surrounded by lakes and rare wildlife.
The club house is based at the Denham Court Mansion , an historic Grade II listed English manor house of predominantly eighteen century origin, although part of the building is over 700 hundred years old. Once the home to the Bowyer family, the house is situated in a magnificent riverside setting surrounded by landscape gardens and 226 acres of wooded parkland.
The course was created by the legendary John Jacobs O.B.E, former European Tour player, Ryder Cup Captain and in recent years, renowned course designer. It has quickly become recognised as one of the finest inland courses in the British Isles , with fairways wandering through distinct areas incorporating woodland, lakes and rivers.
The William Hunt Trilby Tour Amateur Finals 2011 final will be shown on Sky Sports in October.
For more information on the Trilby Tour go to: http://www.williamhunttrilbytour.com
For more information on the Buckinghamshire Golf Club and its restaurant, which is open to non-members and families, go to: www.buckinghamshiregc.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01895 835777.