The PGA EuroPro Tour heads to the South Coast for The Golfcatcher Championship at Dudsbury Golf Club in Ferndown, Bournemouth this week.
It’s the first time that the tour will head to Dudsbury with the course located just a stone’s throw away from Bournemouth’s award-winning beaches, Sunseeker and the famous Sandbanks properties to name a few.
Designed by Donald Steel, the course is set amongst 160 acres around the River Stour with Purbeck stone bridges linking nine lakes on site with the river.
Winners from the opening three events so far this season will compete with Todd Clements, Mikael Lundberg, and David Dixon heading south. Luke Joy is out on another tour though.
Clements comes off the back of several Challenge Tour events whilst Lundberg won at Donnington Grove and Dixon at Harleyford.
Luke Hirst and Lee Thompson will both be flying the flag for Dudsbury on their home course making them forces to be reckoned with.
Other local hopefuls include the Parkstone Golf Club duo of Martyn Thompson and Thomas Robson. Bradley Cox represents the event sponsors GolfCatcher.net along with Matt Williams who is also attached to Wareham Golf Club.
Robbie Flower plays his golf at the Royal Winchester Golf Club whilst Ryan Harmer players his golf in the New Forest at Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club.
Hirst is one of two amateurs with Harvey Byres from Golfing4Life also a part of the field. It will be a busy week for many with The Open regional qualifying taking place on Monday.
It’s free for spectators to go down and watch at Dudsbury with ample parking available if you want to come down and watch some high-level golf.
Highlights of The Golfcatcher Championship will air on Sky Sports Golf on 9, July 2019 at 20:00.
The Tour goes up north for the first time this season for The Motocaddy Masters at Macdonald Linden Hall in Morpeth.