Coronavirus leaves Total Triumph Winter Series in limbo

Coronavirus leaves Total Triumph Winter Series in limbo


The remainder of the Gloucester and Somerset PGA Total Triumph-sponsored Winter Series, aside from the Total Triumph Strokeplay Championship, has fallen foul of the Covid-19 outbreak and been cancelled.


Organisers have set a deadline of July 1 to find a venue and date for the Total Triumph Strokeplay Championship which needs to be played by August 14 at the latest.


Should the event go ahead it will finalise the Order of Merit and determine the 16 players who will contest the Marston’s Matchplay Championship at Chipping Sodbury in September.


“These plans are dependent on any Covid-19 restrictions,” explained Gloucester and Somerset PGA chairman Andrew March.


“If we can’t stage the Total Triumph Strokeplay Championship, the Order of Merit will be determined by the positions as they stood after the Tall Pines Medal on March 18.”


Should that be the case, Cirencester Golf Club’s Ed Goodwin (above) will retain his title by virtue of finishing fewer than two points clear of the Isle of Wedmore’s Lee Corfield and almost eight ahead of Filton Golf Club’s Giuseppe Licata.


Reflecting on the decision to cancel the remainder of the series, March added: “It was one neither we nor our loyal sponsor, Neil Mossman from Total Triumph, took lightly.


“We explored many options to try and continue as we really wanted to promote the message that, when played safely and sensibly in the current environment, ‘golf is good’.


“In the end the safety and health of our fellow professionals and their families was much more important for us to try and achieve.”