New pro-Am series – huge success

Published: has announced the successful take up of its newly launched 2011 Pro-Am series events at high-quality destinations across Europe.
The new four-day format has proven very attractive with today’s busy professional and amateur golfer, with initial bookings being taken just days after the announcement of the 2011 series.
Simon Lilly, PGA Professional at Wellingborough Golf Club who was among the first to book his place in next year’s Pro-Am series, said: “When I found out about the new four day/three round Pro-Am format that had launched I was eager to put my name down.

“I did so even before the schedules came out as I knew that I could afford four days out of the office, as opposed to the usual seven that most Pro-Am series ask that you commit to.
“The shorter four day/three round Pro-Am format opens up these types of competitions to more people, especially those with families and small children, and I can imagine is more convenient for a lot of people as it means less time away from work.”

Building on its support of PGA pros from the UK and Europe, has initially announced five four-day Pro-Am events for 2011 – each with a £10,000/€12,000 prize fund.
Jim Long, Director of PGA Relations at, added: “I am delighted with the initial success of our new four-day Pro-Am series format. It shows that listening to the market and offering what today’s busy professional and amateur golfer really want is vital.

“As an official supplier to the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and the official golf travel company of the PGAs of Europe, our valued partnership has enabled us to offer all golfers the opportunity to play high-level golf on some of the best courses Europe has to offer.
“One thing I would advise though, to avoid disappointment, is to book quickly to guarantee selected courses and dates since, as you would expect, places are being filled fast.”
With joint sponsorship for each Pro-Am from Bushnell, Golfbidder and Bollé, the initial calendar for 2011 reads:
*Date: January 13th – 16th, 2011
Destination: 5* Dona Filipa and San Lorenzo Golf Resort, Algarve, Portugal
Courses: San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos
Price: From £619/€745
PGA pro goes FREE
*Date: February 3rd – 6th, 2011
Destination: 5* La Manga Club, Spain
Courses: North, South & West
Price: From £699/€799
PGA pro goes FREE
*Date: February 17th – 20th, 2011
Destination: 5* Vila Sol Spa and Golf Resort, Portugal
Courses: Vila Sol
Price: From £575/€690
PGA pro goes FREE
*Date: March 3rd – 6th, 2011
Destination: 4* Emporda Golf Hotel and Resort, Costa Brava, Spain
Courses: Links & Forest
Price: From £615/€740
PGA pro goes FREE
*Date: March 31st – April 3rd, 2011
Destination: 5* La Cala Golf Resort and Spa, Spain
Courses: Asia, America and Europa
Price: From £649/€777
PGA pro goes FREE
* All prices above are per amateur, based on two sharing unless otherwise stated and include three nights’ B&B and three rounds of tournament golf, as well as a welcome dinner and awards lunch with drinks.

Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Where a Pro is part of a four-ball, the Pro goes for free. Flights are not included. Prize fund based on 25 teams per Pro-Am. Additional nights stay from only £35/€42 per person per night with Pros going free with their team. See for full terms and conditions.

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