A new golf challenge is giving amateurs the chance to beat their golfing heroes during the 2016 U.S Open at Oakmont Country Club, Pennsylvania next week (June 16-19).
The Major Moments Golf Series is a new interactive competition that allows amateurs to compete against the world’s best professionals during the year’s four Major Championships.
The series is hosted by Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, one of the leading golf resorts in Suffolk, and allows golfers to try and shoot a lower nett score than the gross equivalent posted by the leader/leaders on that day of a Major, in order to win prizes including an exclusive golf break.
Brad McLean, general manager at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, said: “There are four Major Championships a year and 16 days in the Major Moments Series when amateurs have a chance to beat their heroes, win prizes and enjoy their own ‘Major Moment.’”
Every day during the Majors there will be an individual prize winner, and the golfer shooting the lowest nett round during each Major week wins a place in the 18-hole Major Moments Grand Slam tournament on October 30th, 2016 – including free accommodation, golf, a three course dinner and cooked breakfast.
Chris Horncastle of Wrotham Heath Golf Club, Kent, was the first player to secure a place in the Major Moments Grand Slam tournament when he emerged with the best score during Masters Week in April.
How does it work?
:: Open to any golfer paying a green fee or to members of Thorpeness Golf Club
:: Book a tee-time Thurs-Sun during any 2016 Major Championship
:: Entry to each day of the Major Moment Series costs £2
:: Play 18-holes Stableford with a card marked by a playing partner
:: Hand in your scorecard at the Thorpeness ProShop
The nett score of series competitors is calculated from their Stableford score and compared to the leaderboard from that day’s Major play. A live leaderboard for the Major Moments Series will run in the Thorpeness clubhouse. The results will be published on Thorpeness’ website and on its Twitter and Facebook accounts throughout the series – including during play – so that competitors accessing social media on the course know the scores they have to beat.
Thorpeness is an 18-hole, par 70 James Braid designed heathland course in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For more information about the Major Moments Series and how to enter, visit: http://www.thorpeness.co.uk/major-moments.aspx
Major Moments Series Dates
:: The Masters, April 7-10, Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia
:: The U.S Open, June 16-19, Oakmont Country Club, Pennslyvania
:: The Open, July 14-17, Royal Troon Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland
:: US PGA Championship, July 28-31, Baltusrol Golf Club, New Jersey
:: Major Moments Grand Slam Tournament, October 29-30, Thorpeness Golf Club, Suffolk, UK