Opportunity knocks for PGA’s senior Members

Opportunity knocks for PGA’s senior Members


The PGA’s 2024 tournament schedule for its senior Members reflects one of golf’s key attractions that age is no barrier to playing the game, either competitively at an elite level or socially. In addition to the traditional and popular Senior PGA Professional Championship and PGA Super 60s Championships, the programme includes two events that increase Members’ chances of qualifying for the Legends Tour’s Staysure PGA Seniors Championship.


The top two finishers in each of these two PGA-organised 36-hole tournaments will qualify for the Legends Tour’s Staysure PGA Seniors Championship (won last year by England's Peter Baker) which returns to the Trump International Golf Links, Aberdeen, in August. Furthermore, players occupying the next three places in each event will gain exemptions for final qualifying.

Introduced last year and known as the Staysure Q-Series, the two events will each have a maximum field of 144, carry a prize fund of £20,000 and be staged at Royal Ascot Golf Club on May 28-29 and Rockcliffe Hall Golf Club on June 24-25.

The Series is bookended by the Senior PGA Professional Championship, which will be staged at Moor Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire, from May 15-17, and the Super 60s Championship at Formby Hall, Merseyside, from August 14-15.

The former, contested on the High and West courses at the prestigious venue, carries a prize fund of close on £40,000 and rewards each of the top 15 finishers from an anticipated field of 288 with a place in the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship.

Richard Dinsdale, who is attached to PGA Partner Asbri Golf, booked his place in the Trump International showpiece last year thanks to a top 15 finish and, reflecting on the experience, said: “I loved it. I played well but missed the cut by one or two due to a couple of poor drives.

“It’s a fantastic place and I’m keen to qualify again. It’s on my to do list for this season and hopefully that will be via the Senior Pros. If not, then it’s great there are a couple of other chances through the Q-Series.”

At 51, Dinsdale is not eligible for the PGA Super 60s Championship, not so Graham Laing, the head PGA Professional at North Wilts Golf Club.

Laing is a regular participant in the Senior PGA Professional and Super 60s, an event he won in tandem with his amateur partner Steve Cook at Tewkesbury Park, Gloucestershire, in 2021.

Laing has also entered the Super 60s Championship and added: “I don’t play a lot these days but always enter the two PGA Seniors events. Not only are they competitive, but they are also great social occasions and give us the chance to catch up with old friends and meet some of the younger seniors.”

This year’s Super 60s Championship carries a prize purse of £10,000 which takes the amount on offer to The PGA’s senior Members to almost £90,000. In addition, and if fully subscribed, the four events comprise more than 600 playing opportunities.

Commenting on the event programme, Richard Barker PGA, Executive Director – Business Development, said: “We are delighted to continue the Q-Series for a second year. We remain committed to providing significant playing opportunities to PGA Members over the age of 50, and this year’s events are testament to that.

“With an increased prize fund, some prestigious host venues and multiple opportunities to qualify for the Legends Tour’s Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, I’d urge all those eligible to take part.”

To enter the Staysure Q-Series events, visit:
Royal Ascot

Enter the Senior PGA Professional Championship here

Enter a team into the PGA Super 60s here

To view the full 2024 PGA National Tournament schedule and log into your BlueGolf Players Club account here



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