Northamptonshire countryside venue Whittlebury Park has been chosen as a host venue for the prestigious 2018 regional William Hunt Trilby Tour.
This will be the first time that Whittlebury has hosted this challenging, televised competition, which is widely considered to be the closest experience to a professional tournament for amateur golfers.
The Trilby Tour, now going into its 11th year, will visit Whittlebury on Thursday 28 June as one of 10 regional championships. Sky Sports, which will be televising the tour, anticipates an audience of 3.5 million for the regional championships and international final.
Whittlebury’s 36-hole championship golf course, which dates back to 1905 and once formed part of the Royal Whittlewood Forest, has been chosen by tour organisers for its challenging layout, diversity of the holes and the dedication and commitment the team have shown to making this regional the best one of the season.
Emma Hayes, head of event sales at Whittlebury, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with the Trilby Tour and bringing this tournament to Northamptonshire. We handpicked this tournament because we love the concept. It’s all about the experience, from when they sign up right through to on the day when they collect their personalised golf bag and trilby hat! The tour and our values fit hand-in-hand and I am very excited to work alongside the team this year and growing the relationship in future years.”
The regional championship at Whittlebury will be open to spectators, with many diehard Trilby Tour fans attending every year to witness the ‘winner takes all’ competitive format, which culminates in a 3-hole shootout to decide the champion.
Participants and spectators will also have the option of staying in one of Whittlebury’s 254 bedrooms and making use of the on-site facilities, which include an award-winning Day Spa and several bars and restaurants.
Sponsorship opportunities for the Trilby Tour regional championship at Whittlebury Hall are available – contact Emma Hayes, email@example.com, for more information.
For further information about Whittlebury Hall, visit www.whittleburyhall.co.uk.
Notes to Editors:
Recently united Whittlebury Hall and Whittlebury Park provide the perfect backdrop for both corporate clients and leisure guests.
Nestled in hundreds of acres of ancient parkland and just a 10-minute drive from junction 15a of the M1 and 20 minutes from central Milton Keynes, Whittlebury offers an award-winning 254-bedroom four-star hotel, conference and training centre, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, meetings and events facilities catering for up to 3,000 delegates and a luxurious spa.
It’s first-class golf facilities include a 36-hole Championship course, driving range, simulators, PGA professional coaches, Callaway fitting centre and award-winning Atrium Clubhouse within its grounds.
Awards won by Whittlebury include; Conference and Banqueting Team of the Year at the Hotel Cateys 2015; Best for Weddings, Parties and Special Events at the 2016 Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence; and Best Spa for Groups Award in the Good Spa Guide Awards.
Whittlebury also holds an AIM Gold accreditation, the meetings industry’s recognised mark of excellence from the Meetings Industry Association and offers meetings and events delegates superfast free 1GB unlimited Wi-Fi across 20 conference and training suites and 28 syndicate rooms.
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