ORGANISERS of this week’s Brabazon Trophy have paid tribute to host club Seaton Carew.
The 10th oldest course in the country stages England Golf’s strokeplay championship over four rounds, from today through until Saturday.
The winner will follow some of golf’s Major winners, like Sandy Lyle and Charl Schwartzel, in having their name inscribed on the cup.
For Seaton, it’s another top honour and England Golf’s marketing executive, Emma Young, told SportMail of the organisation’s delight at the club’s enthusiasm and expertise in hosting the competition.
“They are one of the most pro-active clubs we’ve ever worked with,” she said.
“Seaton are a really supportive club.
“They have done everything they can to get people here for this tournament.
“Seaton have also put together a great prize draw – the winner gets a year’s membership which is an amazing prize and the second prize is a BMW for the weekend.
“The Brabazon is the flagship amateur men’s strokeplay event of our season.
“We have players from all over the world coming to play in it, including New Zealand and a lot of the European countries.
“Virtually all the Elite England squad will be here competing in the tournament which is great to see, plus there are members here of the A and Under 18 squads.
“Obviously it would be great if we could have an England winner – Jordan Smith is here to see if he can successfully defend his title.
“A lot of our guys are playing in it so, of course, it would be brilliant if one of them could win.
“But it’s important to see a great spectacle of golf and try to get as many people here to watch it as possible and showcase what the amateur game has.”
Entry is free for each day.
Play starts on each day at 7am and runs right through into the late evening.