Golf:Huddersfield Golf Club announces the date for Northern Match play Golf Championship
The date has been decided and the venue has been selected. Huddersfield Golf Club will be hosting the annual Northern Match play Golf Championship on Friday, June 17, 2011.
Huddersfield Golf Club is known for its premium championship courses in the North hemisphere of England. It has been a host to various European Tour Seniors events and is an annual stage for the Yorkshire Amateur County Championship.
Once again, the club will gather all the amateurs from Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire in a two-day session to determine the finalists. The winner from each county will meet in Pleasington Golf
Club, near Blackburn in Lancashire, next August. The finalist will head towards a 72-hole session, which will be staged at Alwoodley in September to crown the king of amateurs in England.
While speaking to the press Edward Battye, organizer of Northern Match play Golf Championship said, “The main route to the grand finale is by entering the match play section and becoming the champion of your county. However, I
also wanted to add an extra dimension and provide another way for golfers to qualify. A stand-alone tournament, where effectively the winner takes all, should add for some great excitement and tension."
Battye, who once was member at Huddersfield, added, "When the opportunity arose to bring the event to Fix by it was an easy decision. The course speaks for itself and it is perfectly located for golfers across the North. It's a true test of golf and whoever
comes out on top will be a worthy winner."
Battye is right Alwoodley does speak for itself. Last year, it was the qualifying course for the exalted Brabazon Trophy, which gave the evidence for its challenge. However, few months after the championship, the course had to
be shut for green maintenance. Now, when the course is on the footing as undermined by USGA standard, it is ready to test the skills of young golfers.
Northern Match play Golf Championship is the same event that has produced players like Martin Kaymer in past and it will continue doing it to extract the finest golfer of Europe.