The TP Tour returns in 2013 and will continue its policy of staging events at the best golf courses in the country.

The third season of the professional tour will get underway at Hankley Common Golf Club on the 6th March, and the season-opener will be followed by a Charity Pro Am at The Grove two days later.

The next stop for the tour will be former Ryder Cup and Women’s British Open host venue Walton Heath.

The TP Tour has grown in size and stature over the past two years and has an impressive array of past winners, including 2012 double senior major champion Roger Chapman, Jamie Spence, Paul Broadhurst and Stephen Dodd.

Further events will be taking place throughout March and April at renowned locations like The Berkshire and Worplesdon Golf Club. The first 36-hole even of the season will be staged between April 9-10 at Moor Park’s High Course.

This season, TP Tour ambassador and former Ryder Cup golfer Ronan Rafferty will compete in all events and pro-ams before joining the European Senior Tour in 2014.

Open Championship venue Royal St George’s is the next event on the roster (April 22), before tournaments at Hanbury Manor, North Hants and Liphook.

The UK Grand Final takes place at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club from October 21-22.