Sir Nick Faldo with Gavin Moynihan, Richard Hills of the European Tour and John Maguire of Belleek Pottery following the 2011 Faldo Series Europe Grand Final at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland.
29 March 2012
Faldo Series Announces Return to Ireland
The Faldo Series will return to Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh on April 17-18, 2012, organisers have announced. Last year’s champion, Gavin Moynihan has recently returned from the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in China, having gone from strength to strength since his victory 12 months ago.
“Winning the Series in 2011 presented a huge opportunity for me,” said 17-year-old Moynihan from Portrane. “Not only did I get the chance to learn from Sir Nick and Rory McIlroy at the Europe Grand Final but I also won my age-group to qualify for the Asia Grand Final in China. These have been once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”
More than 70 golfers aged 12 to 21 will line up in the fifth Ireland Series, to be played over two rounds on the Faldo Course at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland.
With the field divided into five age-groups – three for boys and two for girls – the winners of each division will earn themselves a return trip to Lough Erne for the sixteenth Europe Grand Final later this year.
Supported by The R&A, the European Tour and Lough Erne Resort, the 2012 Faldo Series Europe schedule features a record 20 tournaments in 14 countries including six in England plus others in Bahrain, Ireland, Chile, the Czech Republic, Greece, Wales, Austria, Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, Scotland, Slovakia and Russia.
Established in 1996, 37 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 27 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions McIlroy and Yani Tseng.
To enter the Faldo Series at Lough Erne Resort on April 17-18 email email@example.com or visit www.lougherneresort.com. Entries close on 6 April so golfers should apply now to avoid disappointment.
For more information on the Faldo Series visit www.nickfaldo.com. You can also follow the Faldo Series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/faldoseries and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/faldoseries.