William Hunt at Rockliffe Hall
Anna Addison

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Top golf tournament chooses Rockliffe Hall for final

Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth, County Durham has been selected as the host venue for one of the UK’s most prestigious, televised golf tournaments.

Following two successful years hosting the Championship of Durham, the William Hunt Trilby Tour Grand Final will this year take place at Rockliffe Hall on Wednesday August 28th. This is the first time the final has been held in the North with previous Grand Final venues including The Buckinghamshire, London Golf Club and Stoke Park, all in the south of England.

The Trilby Tour is the UK’s premier televised amateur golf tournament, broadcast exclusively across the Sky Sports network attracting over two million viewers, and was founded by world-renowned fashion designer and golf enthusiast, William Hunt.

In 2013, over 1,000 golfers will compete in the Trilby Tour, each taking part in one of the eight regional championships across the UK with the aim of making the top 10 of the event and, in turn, earn the right to play in the Grand Final at Rockliffe Hall on August 28th.

Amateurs compete under professional conditions in this unique ‘winner takes all’ tournament, under the most intense pressure with their every shot being watched by millions of Sky Sports viewers. To make sure they look the part, each player will receive a full William Hunt golf outfit, trilby hat, limited edition golf bag and caddy outfit.

As well as the Trilby Tour, Rockliffe Hall will host a series of tournaments and golf days in 2013 including events for Sunderland FC, the Daisychain charity, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the Prince’s Trust and the Butterwick Hospice.

In addition, the 5* resort also holds the North Golf Masters competition to find the best club golfers in the North of England and various ladies and gents tournaments throughout the year.

Rockliffe Hall’s world-class golf course is recognised as one of the best in the UK and was strategically designed by top golf architect, Marc Westonborg from Hawtrees. Thanks to its engineering and construction, the course remains open all year round and benefits from no winter greens.

As well as hosting a number of high profile tournaments, Rockliffe Hall is also home to a highly-regarded golf academy, offering coaching from respected PGA golf professionals.

Head PGA professional at Rockliffe Hall, Jon Stacey, said: “The William Hunt Trilby Tour is one of the biggest and most stylish amateur competitions in the UK. The regional heats have always been a massive success and we are delighted to have been chosen to host the grand final. The tournament is fiercely competitive and we’re really excited to host the event along with so many others already planned for 2013.”

William Hunt, Trilby Tour founder, added: “This year we are staging the Trilby Tour Grand Final at Rockliffe Hall as it’s a fantastic venue with incredible facilities and offers one of the most challenging courses in the UK.

“We’ve held the Trilby Tour Durham Championship at Rockliffe Hall over the previous two seasons and there was such a buzz about the place that we are proud to be hosting the Grand Final there this year. It’s going to be an epic showdown!”

For more details about this or any of the tournaments please contact golf@rockliffehall.com or 01325 729980

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Anna Addison .

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