PGA Championship set for Northumberland
DE VERE Slaley Hall’s Hunting Course is shaping up to host the 2013 finale of the Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship.
The Northumberland venue will stage the tournament this year - where Scotland’s
Welsh-born golfer Gareth Wright will defend the title - before the baton is handed to Blairgowrie in Perthshire for 2014 Slaley Hall, which welcomes the PGA’s blue riband event from June 11-14, will see the strongly assembled field battle it out for
the five remaining places on the GB&I PGA Cup team, ahead of this September’s latest edition of the biennial match with the USA at the same venue.
The Northumberland venue will also stage the Glenmuir Women’s PGA Professional Championship from June 13-14, where Alexandra Keighley of Huddersfield Golf Club will be seeking to make it back-to-back victories following her win at De Vere Carden Park in 2012.
Daniel Hodson, director of golf at De Vere said: “The Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship kick-starts what is destined to be a memorable year of championship golf for De Vere.
“The event precedes the PGA Cup matches, also at Slaley Hall, and it speaks volumes about the quality of our courses and the strong relationship we share with the PGA.”
This year will see the 42nd staging of the championship, the past 21 of those sponsored by Glenmuir, the leading golf apparel manufacturer based in Lanark, Scotland.
Colin Mee, Glenmuir’s managing director, said: “We are delighted with the high-quality courses chosen to stage the qualifiers and the final in 2013.
“The championship is a highlight in our calendar and we hope PGA professionals around Great Britain and Ireland continue to take part in such great numbers. With 2013 being a PGA Cup year and that event also being played on Slaley Hall’s Hunting course, our final is a great opportunity for our home pros to acquaint themselves with the layout under competition conditions.”