Entries Open for new golf event

Free Press sports editor John Edwards, Flamborough Head Golf Club captain Alan Totty and competition secretary Chris Feast launch the new competition.

Free Press sports editor John Edwards, Flamborough Head Golf Club captain Alan Totty and competition secretary Chris Feast launch the new competition.

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THE FREE Press has teamed up with Flamborough Head Golf Club to launch a new competition open to all players.

The first Bridlington Free Press Open will take place on Saturday, July 21. It will be played over 18 holes, as a stroke play medal format, with prizes for the top 10 players.

Free Press sports editor John Edwards said: “I hope this will be a welcome addition to the area’s golfing calendar and will attract plenty of local players.

“It has been scheduled for the main summer tourist season, so hopefully there will be interest from further afield too, with golfers taking up the chance to play in the Open and enjoy a short break on the coast.

“Flamborough Head is a challenging course at the best of times, so fingers crossed now for good weather.”

Chris Feast, competition secretary at Flamborough Head GC, added; “A true test of anyone’s golf and handicap is to compete in an Open Individual Medal where you are playing against golfers with equal or better handicaps from other clubs and areas.

“Flamborough Head already runs one individual medal competition the Flaneburg Masters, which is often oversubscribed each September, with many asking for a similar event earlier in the year.

“To meet this need the Bridlington Free Press has kindly agreed to sponsor a new competition which could soon become a classic golfing open.”

Proceeds from the day will go to the Free Press 150 Fund, which will give out small grants to sports clubs and individuals in Bridlington and the surrounding villages, and the Flamborough club’s junior section.

Businesses wanting to donate or sponsor prizes can email sport@bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk.

Hotels and guest houses interested in offering discount packages to players from outside the area can email enquiries@flamboroughheadgolfclub.co.uk

HOW TO ENTER

The entry fee for the Bridlington Free Press Open is £18, which includes entry into the twos club, and a prize-giving ceremony will take place after the competition on Saturday, July 21.

An entry form is available to download at www.flamborough headgolfclub.co.uk and click on Open Golf Events.

Once completed, it can be emailed to enquiries@ flamboroughheadgolfclub.co.uk, or you can print it out, fill it in and post it to Chris Feast, competition secretary, Flamborough Head Golf Club, Lighthouse Road, Flamborough, YO15 1AR. Cheques should be made payable to Flamborough Head Golf Club.

Alternatively, you can pay by debit or credit card over the phone by calling 01262 850333, ext 21.