Angus venue set to welcome best young talent
THE prestigious Faldo Series that helped launch the careers of Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng is to come to Panmure.
The Faldo Series, a junior initiative set up by six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo, now includes new tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Italy and will benefit more than 7,000 young golfers in 30 countries this year.
“We are excited about our continued expansion in Europe, the Middle East and South America,” said Faldo. “2013 will be another significant year for Faldo Series participants and when you factor in our Asian schedule we hope to bring opportunity to 7,000 young golfers this year through 40 events in 30 countries worldwide. This would not be possible without the generous support of our partners.”
Supported by The R&A, ISPS and the European Tour, the 2013 Faldo Series Europe schedule will feature a record 20 tournaments in 14 countries including six in England plus others in Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Chile, the Czech Republic, Scotland, Austria, Wales, Brazil, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia and Greece.
The Panmure event will take place on June 26-27 and is the only event taking place in the home of golf on the 2013 schedule. Six events will be staged in English, one in Northern Ireland and one in Wales.
The venue for the Grand Final - a World Amateur Golf Ranking event hosted by Faldo himself -has yet to be announced.
All events are open to boys and girls aged 12 to 21. You can follow updates on Twitter: @faldoseries.