English Open – Competitor Information
Tuesday 25 – Friday 28th September 2018
3 nights B&B at the 4 star Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth (check in Tues 25 – depart Fri 28 Sept)
Four rounds of golf on superb heathland courses courses
Four rounds counting towards the 2018 Order of Merit;
Prizes for each round plus the overall winner qualifies for 2018 Tour Final;
· Accommodation is based on twin / double room occupancy.
· Full package price £865
· Single supplement (3 nights) £195
· Non golfer £275
· Additional night in twin / double room £85
· Additional night in a single room £150
· Golf only - 4 rounds - no catering £590
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel, Terrance Road, Bournemouth BH2 5EL
Check in on Tuesday 25th - depart on Friday 28th - three nights
The rooming list has been sent out in a separate email.
The package is based on B&B on twin / double occupancy unless you have requested a single room. The hotel facilities include a Spa & Health Club, restaurants and bar.
Tue Broadstone 1st tee 12.28pm BH18 8DQ
Wed Isle of Purbeck 1st tee 11.00am BH19 3AB
Thu Remedy Oak 1st tee 11.30am BH21 8ND
Fri Ferndown 1st tee 10.00am BH22 8BU
Daily Draw: The draw for the first two rounds will be on the website by 5.00pm on Monday 4th September. The draws for the last two rounds will be made in score order. On Thursday the leaders will go out first and on Friday the leaders will go out last. If you have any requests for early / late tee times please make your request via the Message facility in your locker.
Practice facilities & balls: Included each day
Format: The scoring format each day will be individual Stableford with full handicap allowance. All four rounds will count towards the 2018 UK & World Order of Merit.
Handicap: Each round will be a handicap qualifying round. If a competitor’s handicap is reduced after any of the first three rounds they must play off their new handicap in the following round. This also applies to increases in handicap but only after official notice from the home club.
Prizes: There will be prizes for the leading three scores each day. The player with the best aggregate score over the four rounds will qualify for the 2018 Tour Final. To be eligible to win this prize you must play a minimum of seven rounds on the schedule of events qualifying for 2018, that is a further three rounds after the Irish Open.
Prizes will be in the form of vouchers for the 2018 / 19 Tour as follows:
Daily vouchers: 1st - £100, 2nd - £70, 3rd - £50 Overall vouchers: 1st - £150, 2nd £125, 3rd - £100.
Presentation: Will take place shortly after the last match finishes at Ferndown on Friday.
Dress: No formal dress ie jacket & tie required.
Sweep: There will be an optional sweep totalling £40 which will cover the 2’s sweep and the competition sweep for each of the 4 rounds. The sweep will be collected on Tuesday morning before play starts.
Evening Socialising: Experience has shown that most people like to make their own arrangements for evening meals. We will recommend a restaurant each day and anyone wishing to join us as a group is very welcome. The catering in the golf clubs is good value for money.
Contact: Mike Laney - 07957 816283