Horsey and Drummond lead field at Astbury Hall

Horsey and Drummond lead field at Astbury Hall

May 14th, 2013

European Tour players David Horsey and Scott Drummond will be among the field in The Astbury Hall Classic this week as the PGA EuroPro Tour arrives in Shropshire.

The UK’s leading golf tour is making its debut at Astbury Hall in Bridgnorth, a top-class championship course designed by Judas Priest lead guitarist KK Downing. The 54-hole event begins on Wednesday, May 15 and concludes on Friday 17.

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The course has created an atmosphere of true beauty in the heart of the Severn Valley and features the latest creeping bent grass greens built to USGA specifications, subtly contoured to provide the uppermost quality of playing surfaces available. PGA EuroPro Tour Director of Operations Daniel Godding said: “Astbury Hall is a tough, fantastically designed and well laid out golf course. I see it as part of the future of the PGA EuroPro Tour. We are striving to improve every aspect of the tour and bringing it to golf courses such as Astbury Hall is integral to that.

“I am very much looking forward to the tournament. We have already had excellent feedback from our golfers, who have been impressed with the course and the condition it is being presented to them in. The spectacular par-three 18th will make an excellent finishing hole in front of the clubhouse.

“The tournament will be filmed for a highlights programme on Sky Sports and hopefully as many local people as possible will come down and get the chance to see the future stars of European golf in action.”

The 54-hole strokeplay event gets underway on Wednesday, May 15 with all golfers playing 18 holes on both Wednesday and Thursday before a cut to the top 50 players plus ties is made ahead of a final 18 holes on Friday, May 17. Spectator entry to the event is free throughout.

A two-hour highlights package of The Astbury Hall Classic will be broadcast on Sky Sports on Wednesday, May 29.

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