Northamptonshire countryside venue Whittlebury Park was chosen as a host venue for the 2018 Championship of Northamptonshire in the prestigious William Hunt Trilby Tour on 28th June 2018.
This was 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, visited Whittlebury on Thursday 28 June as one of 9 regional championships (TBC). 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, was 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 was 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. The top 10 scorers from each Regional Championship are then invited to the Trilby Tour International Grand Final taking place on Thursday 30 August at Hull Golf Club to find the 2018 Trilby Tour Champion.
36 holes, benefitting from 4 loops of 9 holes, each with their own unique character and STRI & USGA accredited greens
Callaway fitting Centre
The best short game practice facility in the county
24 bay, two-tier covered floodlit 300 yard long driving range
Nestled in hundreds of acres of ancient parkland
10-minute drive from the M1 and 20 minutes from central Milton Keynes
Award-winning 254-bedroom 4* hotel, conference and training facilities
Three putting greens
Here is a few of our memories of the Trilby Tour 2018
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For further information about Whittlebury Hall, visit www.whittleburyhall.co.uk.