Hundreds of golfers have already entered the 2008 Champion of Champions competition, but there’s still time for you to take part.
HSBC and Golf World have joined forces with Titleist and FootJoy to resurrect this fantastic national tournament, which is FREE to enter here...
The 2008 event will culminate in September’s grand final at Turnberry, in Ayrshire, where players will compete on the revamped Ailsa course – venue for the 2009 Open Championship – and the neighbouring Kintyre course, and stay in Turnberry’s fabulous five-star hotel.
Anyone who won their club’s scratch strokeplay event in 2007 is eligible to enter the Champion of Champions and perhaps follow in the footsteps of previous winners like Gary Lockerbie, who then graduated to the European Tour. Ross Fisher is another star who took part.
The three-day prize package will include a practice round on the Ailsa course, round one of the tournament on the Kintyre and a final round on the Ailsa. Accommodation in the Turnberry Hotel will be provided for every winner.
Titleist, the choice of leading pros around the globe and the leading golf ball on all golf Tours worldwide, will provide Champion of Champions Grand Final qualifiers with their choice of either one dozen Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls.
Competitors will also receive a pair of the new FootJoy Golf Athletics shoes. FootJoy, the No1 shoe in golf, has launched the Golf Athletics to critical acclaim and the new contemporary shoe delivers the ultimate in comfort, style and quality.
Qualifiers will also receive a FootJoy golf shirt with ProDry Superlite fabric technology that wicks moisture away from the body, keeping you cool and comfortable throughout the round.
A word from our sponsors…
“HSBC are delighted to be partnering Golf World in the Champion of Champions tournament. It is fantastic to see the return of such a popular event and we are very excited to be a part of it. We look forward to welcoming the cream of British amateur club golfers to Turnberry for the Grand Final of the HSBC Golf World Champion of Champions.”
Giles Morgan, Group Head of Sponsorship, HSBC Holdings plc
“Titleist has always had a very loyal following among category one golfers, so we are delighted to be supporting the Champion of Champions once again. Research at previous events suggest that, just like on Tour, the Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls are preferred by the overwhelming majority of club champions. We are therefore pleased to be supplying the qualifiers from the regional events with Titleist golf balls for the Grand Final.”
Neil Jessiman, Titleist’s European Marketing Manager
“It is great to see the return of such a prestigious event for the elite players at club level. As well as the widespread Tour endorsement, FootJoy has always had a strong connection with club golf in the UK and we are keen to support initiatives that elevate the standing of club golfers and the value of club membership. I am sure Champion of Champions will be quickly re-established as one of the highlights of the amateur calendar and we are delighted to be rewarding Grand Final qualifiers with FootJoy shoes and shirts.”
Richard Fryer, FootJoy’s European Marketing Manager