The PGA EuroPro Tour has announced its tournament schedule for 2019 and is back at Mannings Heath, with five new stunning venues bolstering the highly anticipated line up.
The 2019 season tees off on 22nd May as the PGA EuroPro Tour heads to the Melbourne Club at Brocket Hall (Palmerston Course) in Hertfordshire, as some of the sport’s best young and up and coming talent compete for promotion on to the Challenge Tour in 2020 with more than £850,000 in prize money this season.
The Tour goes to Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate (8-10 August), where 2018 Order of Merit winner Dave Coupland narrowly missed out on a third title win of the season in a thrilling one-hole playoff against eventual champion Billy Hemstock.
Completing the 15-venue schedule is Newmachar Golf Club in Aberdeen, which had the same honour last year. Billy Spooner won a tense three-hole playoff against Thomas Robson to clinch his second title of the season, ultimately securing Challenge Tour status for the 2019 season.
Daniel Godding, Chief Executive of the PGA EuroPro Tour, said: “I am delighted with the schedule we have built for the 2019 season. We are welcomed back to some superb venues which have previously hosted in addition to some fantastic new courses.
“Last year was again a superb year for some EuroPro alumni on the Challenge and European Tours. And with the pool of talent currently developing on our Tour, combined with the quality of courses set for 2019, the upcoming season will test the best young golfers in Europe and develop them into stars of the future.
“With £50,000 prize fund up for grabs at every tournament, not to mention TV exposure on Sky Sports in over 100 Countries around the world, the PGA EuroPro Tour truly is the best place to hone your game.”
Offering direct access to the Challenge Tour through the final Order of Merit, PGA EuroPro Tour players will compete for over £850,000 of prize money in 2019, with the top five golfers at the end of the season awarded a category on the 2020 Challenge Tour.
Providing vital experience of life on tour, players will compete in 15 main events at some of the UK and Ireland’s premier golfing venues.
The season concludes with the Tour’s top 60 players contending the Tour Championship. Players qualify to play on the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour either through a two-stage Qualifying School in the spring, or thanks to their 2018 achievements.