September 29th, 2016

Top PGA professional golf event begins in Coventry

Updated: 10:16 am, Aug 06, 2015

TALENTED young PGA professionals from across Great Britain and Ireland teed up in Coventry for the prestigious Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship this week.

The £32,500 tournament, open to assistant PGA Professionals undertaking their training, got underway at Coventry Golf Club Yesterday (Wednesday) and finishes this Friday.

Last year’s finalist Fred Jewsbury and Warwickshire’s regional qualifier Matthew Webb are among the cohort of Midlands entries alongside the 120-strong field in pursuit of silverware.

Alongside the £5,000 first prize, the winner will also secure a place in the PGA Play-Offs in Turkey, as well as a trip ‘Down Under’ for the PGA Australian Futures Championship and a four-day trip to Sweden during which they will be given a tour of Galvin Green’s head offices.

The championship, won last year by Sheffield’s Gareth Davies in a nail-biting play-off, is being held at Coventry for the third consecutive time.

Mike Johnson-Hill, managing director of event sponsors Galvin Green UK, said: “Galvin Green is proud to be associated with such a long-standing and valued event and keen to support the younger generation of PGA Professionals who are so important to the future of the game.

“The popularity of this event among aspiring PGA Professionals is great to see and we are delighted to be playing a small part in their progression in the game.”