Whittington Heath chosen for the UK Long Drive Championship
Our club has been been chosen to host this year’s UK Long Drive Championship on 29th and 30th March 2019, when the best players from across Europe will be competing in this prestigious tour event. This will be the first time this national competition has been held at a golf course in the UK Midlands and publicity for the event will certainly increase the profile of our golf club as an excellent, centrally located, competition venue. The competition will attract a large number of visitors from the golfing press, fans of the competitors, supporters of the tour, amateur golfers, and the general public.
Practice will take place on Friday 29th March and the first tee will be closed to members from 1.30 pm. On competition day, Saturday 30th March, the front nine holes will be closed from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, There will be presentations to the winners in our Clubhouse from 4.00 pm.
The office will be pleased to hear from members who are available to be stewards on both the practice and competition days.
Amongst the competitors will be Joe Miller, two times Long Drive World Champion, and James Wiltshire, who has over 28,000 subscribers on his YouTube golf channel, and our own Jordan Brooks who finished a very creditable third in the Long Drive European Tour competition last year.
Entry to the spectators area will be free of charge. The Long Drive Tour is very family and young people oriented, so do invite your friends and family to join you at the club at the end of March to see these highly skilled athletes hit the golf ball amazing distances, and of course to support our own Whittington Heath long hitting professional, Jordan.