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From Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 August, Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire will play host to the National PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) Fourball Championship, sponsored by Golfbreaks.com and BMW.

Staged for the first time in 1984, the event sees the best golfers from across the UK come together to compete in pairs and this year has seen record entries with 303 teams competing to reach the final tournament, played at Whittlebury Hall’s championship golf course.

Free to attend to the public, the championship will be a 54-hole Fourball Stroke Play tournament with a maximum field size of 60 teams playing 18 holes on 16 and 17 August. Then, on 18 August, the best 24 teams will play 18 holes in the final round where the winning team will be decided. In the tense event of a tie-break, the two best teams will play a ‘hole by hole’ play-off until a winner is determined.

Steve Keites, golf business development manager at Whittlebury Hall said: “I’m delighted that Whittlebury has been chosen to host the PGA Fourball Championship. The event has always gone down well with pros enjoying the more relaxed atmosphere of the fourball format but with a significant prize fund, so I expect to see some really competitive golf. Our own professional Richard Cartwright will also be competing so I hope people come along to watch and support him. The course is looking in great condition and it’s a great opportunity to see some of the UK’s best pros in action in a fantastic setting.”

This event offers an exclusive opportunity for golfing enthusiasts to visit Whittlebury Hall’s unique 36-hole championship course, which dates back to 1905. Whittlebury Hall will be opening the course up to the public with all spectators given free entry throughout the three-day event.

There is no need to book in advance, but to find out more about the championship visit www.pga.info/tournaments/national/pga-fourball-championship.aspx.

For more information about golf at Whittlebury Hall, visit www.whittleburyhall.co.uk/leisure/golf