Yorkshire golf: Moortown GC back on the Faldo Series map in 2016

Moortown GC will return to the Faldo Series line-up in the 20th year of the event after a one-year hiatus.

Reigning Faldo Series Grand Finall Boys Under-21 champion Jack Yule flanked by Alison White (Assistant Director of Golf Development at the R&A) and Sir Nick Faldo.

Each tournament will comprise 54-holes and count towards the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

“Young golfers in the UK have benefitted from the experience of playing in the Faldo Series now for two decades”, said Sir Nick Faldo.

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“Following its successful introduction two years ago, we have continued to hold 54-hole championships across the UK allowing players the opportunity to gain even more tournament experience and to compete for World Amateur Golf Ranking points.”

The six-time major winner added: “I thank the R&A, the European Tour, the PGA Tour and the PGA of America for their on-going support, which allows us to bring opportunity to thousands of talented young golfers worldwide every year.”

“2016 will mark a significant milestone of R&A support towards the Faldo Series since its launch in 1996,” commented Alison White, Assistant Director of Golf Development at the R&A.

“Along with Sir Nick, a three-time Open Champion, the R&A is proud to support an impressive global record of golf development. The expansion of the Faldo Series over 20 years illustrates how our vision along with Sir Nick’s commitment to golf development can make a positive impact on the future generation.”

The 2016 UK schedule features seven championships across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

For an entry fee of £60, boys and girls aged 12 to 21 will play one practice round and three tournament rounds at their chosen venue.

The five age-group winners at each tournament – three boys and two girls – will join Faldo at the 20th Faldo Series Grand Final.

The entry deadline for each event will be 30 days prior to the start of the competition.

Moortown will return to the Faldo Series schedule on July 18-20 for the England North Championship.

Forty Faldo Series tournaments take place in 30-plus countries worldwide, touching more than 7,000 golfers each year.

Past winners include major champions Rory McIlroy and Tseng Ya-ni.

Golfers born in 1995 or later wishing to enter a 2016 Faldo Series UK Championship should email [email protected]