Company sponsor of Pro-Am once again
CLUB GOLFERS and their PGA professionals will have an added incentive to put in some extra practice ahead of the coming season with the return of the popular Lombard Trophy.
The leading UK asset finance company Lombard has signed a three year agreement to sponsor the PGA National Pro-Am Championship culminating in a September grand final over Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary course – host to the 2014 Ryder Cup where the likes of Europe’s heroes Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy will do battle in 18 months time.
The prize fund has been increased by £30,000 to £80,000 and features 16 regional Finals with amateurs qualifying to team up with their club PGA pro by winning their local monthly medal or Stableford.
Lombard previously sponsored the tournament for 12 years from 1995 to 2006 when it regularly attracted entries from more than 1,100 golf clubs across the UK.
It will once again be known as the Lombard Trophy while an increased prize fund will see the winning professional receive £12,000 with the runner up receiving £7,500.