Entries Open for Worplesdon Scratch Mixed Foursomes

The Worplesdon Golf Club Open Scratch Mixed Foursomes will take place for the 87th time this year

Worplesdon Golf Club
Worplesdon Golf Club

The Worplesdon Golf Club Open Scratch Mixed Foursomes will take place for the 87th time this year, with a new format for 2015

The Worplesdon Golf Club Open Scratch Mixed Foursomes will take place for the 87th time this year, with a new format for 2015.

The event, which runs from Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 September, is renowned as one of the most prestigious scratch foursomes events in the UK.

Played over Worplesdon's stunning heathland course - ranked 66th in our Top 100 UK & Ireland courses 2015/16 - the competition is open to male and female golfers who hold a combined handicap of 15 or less.

The event has a sterling list of past winners, with the likes of Gary Wolstenholme, Sir Michael Bonnalack, Kirstie Fisher and Jill Nicolson among the players to have triumphed here.

Worplesdon Foursomes format:

Saturday 19th September:

Qualifying rounds - 36 holes scratch stableford. The first four pairs qualify for the main matchplay competition. The second four gain exemptions for the Worplesdon Bowl Foursomes and the third four will earn a place in the Worplesdon Plate Foursomes.

Sunday 20th September:

Match Play Competition semi-finals, final and third-place play-off, Worplesdon Bowl Foursomes, Worplesdon Plate Foursomes and consolation 18-hole stableford for those who didn't qualify for the above three events.

Courtesy practice rounds can be played between 3pm and 6pm on Friday September 18.

A BBQ will take place on Friday evening, a cocktail reception and dinner will follow the golf on Saturday and a buffet lunch and prize giving will round-out proceedings on Sunday afternoon.

Entries are limited to 52 pairs and the combined cost will be £120 (£60 per golfer).

Players without a partner should call Pam Reade Hill on 01483 472277 (option 1).

If entries are oversubscribed, the pairs with the highest combined handicap will be balloted out.

Entries close on Monday 17 August.

This includes competition entry, a practice round, a light lunch on Saturday and a buffet lunch on Sunday.

The Friday BBQ will cost £15 and the Saturday reception is £20 per person.

To enter, visit Worplesdon Golf Club's website and fill in the entry form

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