Trilby Tour 2018

Northamptonshire countryside venue Whittlebury Park has been chosen as a host venue for the 2018 Championship of Northamptonshire in the prestigious 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 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, 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. The top 10 scorers from each Regional Championship will then be 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.

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.

FACILITIES

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


PRACTICE ROUNDS (please quote TT practice round when booking)

Trilby Tour Discount Rates
Monday = £15.00 per person
Tuesday-Friday = £25 per person
Saturday-Sunday & Bank Holidays = £36 per person (before 11am)
Saturday-Sunday & Bank Holidays = £25 per person (after 11am)

Availability/Restrictions
Usual club restrictions regarding competitions

Contact
For more information or to book please email proshop@whittleburyhall.co.uk or call 01327 850 000 and ask for the Pro Shop. 


PRE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING EVENTS - WIN A PLACE

Dates
30/05/2018

Entry Fee
£40 per person
(includes 18 holes of golf, tea/coffee and bacon rolls on arrival)

Format/Restrictions

Stableford format, 3/4 handicap allowance
18 Holes Trilby Tour course - Grand Prix to Royal Whittlewood
Tee Markers White
Competition Rules
Qualifying competition, maximum handicap 24
The R&A rules of golf and golf etiquette are applicable at the Trilby Tour Qualifying events. Anyone found to be in breach of these will be penalised appropriately.
Range finders, GPS measuring devices and other electronic aids can be used during the PCQ events.
Trolley use is permitted.

Prizes
Competitors will be split into 2 divisions;
Division 1 - Handicaps up to and including 12.4
Division 2 - Handicaps from 12.5-24.4
3 Winners in each division will be highlighted;
1st Prize from each division - Place in the Trilby Tour Championship of Northamptonshire and a trophy
2nd Prize from each division - Spa/Hotel break and a trophy
3rd Prize from each division - Box of balls and a trophy

Contact
For more information or to book please email Leigh Denoven at trilbytour@whittleburyhall.co.uk

HOTEL RATES - WHITTLEBURY HALL HOTEL

Room Rates
From £109.00 Bed & Breakfast (single occupancy) / £129.00 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (double occupancy)

Hotel Facilities

Award-winning 254-bedroom 4* Hotel
2AA Rosette restaurant, meetings and events facilities

Spa includes Heat and Ice experience area, 19m swimming pool, steam rooms, Jaccuzis as well as a talented The Hair Studio

Contact
For more information and to book please visit booking.whittleburyhall.co.uk and enter TRILBY 18 in the 'enter product/package code' on the right hand side

All reservations are subject to availability

Sponsorship opportunities for the Trilby Tour regional championship at Whittlebury Hall are available – contact Jade Day, jade.day@whittleburyhall.co.uk, for more information.

For further information about Whittlebury Hall, visit www.whittleburyhall.co.uk.

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