Galvin Green has added new incentives for the young professionals taking part in the PGA Assistants’ Championship
PGA Assistants’ Championship: Galvin Green enhances the prize pool
Galvin Green are once more supporting the PGA Assistants’ Championship for 2016 and there are some new and very attractive prize incentives for entrants.
As part of its support of the event, Galvin Green will reward winners of this year’s seven regional qualifying events with high-performance clothing, plus provide the overnight leader in each round of the Championship final with a different coloured Ventil8 shirt so everyone playing knows who is leading.
These prizes are in addition to the champion being rewarded with the status and profile of an official Galvin Green Tour player for the year, which comes with a complete golfing wardrobe selected during a visit to the brand’s UK headquarters.
The tournament prize fund is £32,000 with a first prize of £5,000. The winner also receives entry into the PGA Futures Championship in Australia, plus the opportunity to compete for a place in the Scottish Open and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth via the end-of-season PGA Play-Offs in Turkey.
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The 2016 Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship final (3-5 August) will be held at a new venue, Little Aston Golf Club in Sutton Coldfield, where 120 assistant professionals will compete over 54 holes for the title.
In another first, all seven regional qualifying events will be played within three weeks of each other in May at some of Great Britain & Ireland’s most challenging venues, including Craigielaw, County Meath and Purdis Heath.
Around 950 assistant professionals are eligible to compete in the Championship, which boasts the highest percentage entrance rate of any PGA tournament for qualified players.
Past winners include former Open champion and Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin and legendary TV commentator Peter Alliss.
“The Galvin Green brand values its association with the next generation of PGA Professionals and we’re intent on adding value to this great event where we can,” said Greg Pearse, Managing Director of Galvin Green UK & Ireland.
To find out more information on the Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship visit www.pga.info (opens in new tab)
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