11 Oct 18
The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, one of the highlights of the Staysure Tour’s International Schedule, will return to London Golf Club for the second consecutive year next summer.
The inaugural edition of the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship took place in August 2018 with the support of the Tour’s new umbrella sponsor Staysure, allowing the long-running event to return to the over-50s circuit for the first time since 2015.
London Golf Club hosted the tournament for the first time in 2018 when England’s Philip Golding claimed his fifth Staysure Tour title. The event proved to be a great success, with a strong field teeing it up for one of the few four round events of the year, including former Ryder Cup Captains Colin Montgomerie and Paul McGinley.
The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship returns to London Golf Club from August 1-4, 2019 and David MacLaren, Head of the Staysure Tour, believes the tournament will go from strength-to-strength in the future.
He said: “This tournament has been a magnificent event since our Tour’s inception and with Staysure’s backing, it has now become even more prestigious.
“We are continuously looking for ways to enhance our Tour and Staysure are at the forefront of that quest, which is why I’m delighted that they are willing to continue their sponsorship of the tournament."
Ryan Howsam, Chairman of Staysure, commented: “Staysure is committed to being at the heart of over-50s golf and when we launched our ten-year partnership with the European Tour we wanted to revive the PGA Seniors Championship and make it the flagship event of the Staysure Tour.
“Last year’s event was brilliant from start to finish. We had really positive feedback from the pros and many of our customers described the experience of playing in the Pro-Am and Alliance as one of the best experiences of their lives - we want to build on this great platform for next year.”
Stephen Follett, Chief Executive of London Golf Club, said: “We are incredibly happy to be confirmed as the host venue for the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship for the second year running.
“Despite the hot weather giving our greenkeeping team an enormous task this year, the International course remained in fantastic condition. It’s credit to the whole London Golf Club team that the Staysure Tour will return next year.”
Robert Maxfield, chief executive of The PGA, welcomed the return of the event to London Golf Club. He added: “The PGA is delighted to have its brand associated with this flagship event, the oldest on the Staysure Tour. London Golf Club is a top-class venue and I am sure will build on the success of last year’s Championship and continue to be a must play event for both professionals and their amateur partners.”
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