Here's How You Can Play In The 2020 British Masters

Always dreamed of teeing it up on the European Tour? Here's your chance...

Here's How You Can Play In The 2020 British Masters

Always dreamed of teeing it up on the European Tour? Here's your chance...

Here's How You Can Play In The 2020 British Masters

It's every golfer's dream to play in a European Tour event and here is your chance to tee it up in next year's British Masters.

The 2020 event takes place at Close House and the Newcastle venue is offering up a spot in the tournament via a one-off qualifying tournament.

The qualifying tournament is open to all players with 172 spots available - a maximum of 129 will be professionals with at least 25% of the field made up of amateurs selected in handicap order.

The event takes place on Monday 18th May 2020 on the British Masters course, Close House's Lee Westwood Colt Course, number 98 in our UK and Ireland Top 100 Rankings.

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Hosted by resident former World Number One, Lee Westwood, the British Masters will make its return to the North East from July 30th to August 2nd next year.

Close House previously hosted the British Masters in 2017 when nearly 70,000 fans came out to support the event.

“This is a truly unique opportunity for professional and elite-amateur golfers across the nation to play their way in to one of the European Tour’s marquee events,” said Graham Wylie, owner of Close House.

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“We are delighted to be able to host this exciting one-off qualifying event and ultimately present the winner with their spot in next year’s British Masters.

"We can’t wait to welcome the players to Close House on Monday 18th May for what is set to be a very hard-fought day of competition.”

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x