Sir Nick Faldo will get back to his home club, Welwyn Garden City Golf Club, to praise the Faldo Series’ 25th anniversary and launch its biggest ever championship.
Beginning toward the start of Open week, a record-breaking 375 junior golf players will take motivation from similar Hertfordshire fairways where Series founder, Sir Nick Faldo, got his absolute first clubs and started his own journey to six Major Championships, including three Claret Jugs.
The initial two days will see 282 boys compete on both the Melbourne and Palmerston courses at Brocket Hall, while 93 girls clash at Welwyn Garden City Golf Club.
The final day will see the two categories meet up at Brocket Hall where the age-category winners will procure a renowned invite to the 25th Faldo Series Europe Grand Final hosted at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club, Abu Dhabi in October.
As a past Faldo Series Grand Final host and long-standing opening venue for the Series, Brocket Hall has regularly discovered adulation for its commitment to junior golf and grassroots initiatives, making it a fitting stage for the finale of the record-breaking event.
The Series additionally sets up a fine week of golf with the arrival of The 149th Open Championship, where various Sir Nick’s alumni will tee it up, including Rory McIlroy, Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood. Sir Nick will be engrossing the activity at Royal St. George’s during his visit, following proud support by The R&A who have been engaged with the Series since its inception.
Looking forward to his return, the Faldo Series Founder, Sir Nick Faldo, said, “It will be a real privilege to go back to Welwyn after all these years and to celebrate with the Faldo Series is the perfect return. There is certainly a sense of nostalgia as I think back to all those hours spent on the course hitting balls and to now be able to welcome the next generation of aspiring juniors here is magnificent.”
“When the Series began back in 1996 it presented an opportunity for me to give back to the game, and to see just how far we have come over these 25 years is quite unbelievable. To now be looking at three courses, completely full of ambitious and talented boys and girls, and hosting a competition with 375 players is mind-blowing, but more so demonstrates the exciting future for golf.”
The opening tournament of the Europe Series starts an action-packed schedule of 10 events all through the summer, which will praise the Faldo Series’ commitment to becoming the game and ‘developing the upcoming champions’.