On Monday 24th June, Wildernesse Golf Club will host the Regional Qualifying event for The Open Championship, which will be played at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on 14 – 21 July.
Wildernesse Golf Club is one of only thirteen clubs in the UK and Ireland to be involved in the Open Qualifying Series for 2019, and this is the fifth time it has been selected as a Regional Qualifying course for the Open, confirming its position as one of the best inland courses in the South East.
Wildernesse Chairman, David Evans commented: “We are delighted to be hosting our fifth Regional Qualifying event for the Open. We look forward to welcoming visitors on what will be another exciting day at Wildernesse Golf Club. As always, we want to thank our dedicated team for making sure the course, the clubhouse and all our facilities meet the high standards associated with such a prestigious event, and hope both spectators and players enjoy a thrilling day of golf.”
The Club has previously hosted a number of prestigious competitions, including the British Seniors’ Championship and the English Golf Union Club Foursomes and County Finals.
Renowned for it’s heavily wooded parkland layout and tree-lined fairways, Wildernesse is capable of defending itself against the longer hitters. With it’s small and undulating greens, it provides a stiff challenge for all golfers.
All spectators are welcome to come along and enjoy the day watching 120 professional and amateur golfers compete. In addition to the top regional golfers, there will be 13 players from Europe, America and Africa.
Local golfers get ready for Open
Wildernesse’s own professional David Green, will be joined by top amateurs Danny Jones and Kipp Popert, also from Wildernesse. Sam Statham and Oliver Sly from Knole Park will also be competing.
Entry is free with the first tee off at 7.00am, finishing at 7.00pm. The top eight players on the day will go through to the Final Qualifying round for The Open which will be played at Princes Golf Club at Sandwich on July 2nd.
Course Manager Mark Todd and his team have been working hard to get the course in the best possible condition ahead of the big day, making sure the greens, fairways and bunkers meet the high R&A standards.
Despite the heavy rain and high winds in the first fortnight of June, the course is in wonderful condition and ready to welcome the top class field on June 24.