Frilford Heath Golf Club

Frilford  Heath  to  host English  Trophy,
part of the European Challenge Tour

Frilford Heath will host the  English  Trophy presented by  Rocket  Yard  Sports  Marketing when the  European Challenge  Tour returns to  British soil from  October 13th -16th 2022.

The  English  Trophy presented by Rocket  Yard  Sports  Marketing will take place across Frilford Heath’s Red  Course,  which has hosted several high-profile events over the past decade, including the  2013  English  Amateur which saw Callum  Shinkwin defeat  Matt  Fitzpatrick in the final.  The  Red  Course has also hosted the  2018  Brabazon  Trophy,  European  Tour First Stage Qualifying  School since  2011  and  Regional Open Qualifying since  2016.

Frilford  Heath,  founded in  1908,  has three 18-hole  hole championship courses;  the  Red,  Blue,  and Green which provide golfers of all abilities with a  true test.  Two-time top-tier winner Eddie Pepperell learnt his trade at Frilford Heath and still retains strong ties to the club;  opening the par-three  Yellow  Course in  2018. The  Yellow  Course is designed to aid the development of all golfers,  from the club’s best talents to those beginning their golfing journey.

The event will be run in partnership with the  Clutch  Pro  Tour, which boasts an inclusive schedule featuring a  mix of male and female professional golfers and some of the  UK’s best amateurs. Founded in  2019,  the  Clutch  Pro  Tou r provides golfers with the perfect pathway to achieve success.

Presenting the tournament will be Rocket Yard Sports Marketing sponsorship agency whose sole mantra is that of a sports marketing and sponsorship agency whose sole mantra is that of 'Your  Next  Customer is  Probably a  Sports Fan’.  Rocket  Yard  Sports  Marketing places a fundamental belief in the wide-reaching nature of sport and the positive impact it has on businesses and communities,  and they will therefore be looking to deliver a  myriad of engaging fan experiences bringing the public,  the players, and the tournament sponsors together.

Daryl  Evans,  Founder of  Rocket  Yard  Sports said:  “We’re hugely excited to be working with the  Clutch  Pro  Tour in bringing the  English  Trophy to life.  The event gives us a  platform to demonstrate our sports marketing and sponsorship brokering abilities within the business of golf.  With  our  vast  experience  within  professional  sports,  we’re  confident  of  delivering  a  memorable event on the Road to Mallorca schedule for players, sponsors and most importantly the fans."

Tom Hayward from Clutch Pro Tour added: “Frilford Heath is an ideal addition to our schedule, with a  rich history in hosting elite events.  We believe that the partnership with Rocket Yard Sports Marketing also ensures fantastic value for all involved,  particularly those coming to support from the local area.  With our biggest season to date,  our  Tour continues to grow and we very much see the  English  Trophy as a  marquee event in the  2022  season”.

Jamie Hodges, Head of Challenge Tour, said: “It is incredibly exciting to be able to take the Challenge Tour to Frilford Heath for the English Trophy presented by Rocket Yard Sports Marketing. 

“Frilford Heath has been an ever-present venue on the DP World Tour’s First Stage Qualifying School since 2011, which provides players with the opportunity to earn their place on the top tier. We are now looking forward to taking our relationship with Russell Stebbings (Managing Director), Dan Blesovsky (Director of Golf & Club Operations) and their team at Frilford Heath to the next level and delivering a memorable event that will provide a quality test for our members. 

“Our thanks must go to Tom Hayward, for his work in bringing this event to fruition and his continued support for the Challenge Tour, as well as Daryl Evans and the entire team at Rocket Yard Sports Marketing.” 

Russell Stebbings, Managing Director of Frilford Heath, said: “Working with England Golf, the European Tour Group, and The R&A over the years has been fantastic for Frilford Heath in showcasing our club for the benefit of our members. We look forward to hosting the English Trophy on the 2022 Road to Mallorca and we are excited to be working with Rocket Yard Sports, who have a clear passion for growing the game of golf. Through our collaboration and teamwork, we will be able to deliver a great event later this year. 

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