Back to school

The PGA EuroPro Tour has confirmed the venues for its 2018 Qualifying School, with entries set to open on January 8.

First Stage qualifying will take place between March 28-29 across six courses in the UK with the final stage the following week at its usual host venue, Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire.

Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate, The Players Club, Caversham Heath Golf Club, Formby Hall Golf Club, and Haggs Castle Golf Club all return having staged Qualifying School tournaments in 2017, with Moor Allerton Golf Club completing the six-course line up.

First Stage Qualifying takes place over 36 holes with golfers opting to play at one of the six courses. Golfers who are successful and make the cut at First Stage Qualifying will advance to play at Frilford Heath between April 4-6, where one round will be played on each the Red and Blue courses before the top 80 and ties from the 240-man field play a final round on the Blue Course.

Qualifying School is open to all professional golfers as well as amateurs with an official handicap of two or less.

Dan Godding, CEO of PGA EuroPro Tour, said: “ The PGA EuroPro Tour offers an exciting opportunity for golfers on Europe’s leading developmental tour, one which gives direct access to the Challenge Tour through the final order of merit.”

Qualifying School 2018

First Stage

March 28-29

Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate, Sussex

The Players Club, Bristol

Caversham Heath Golf Club, Reading

Formby Hall Golf Club, Liverpool

Haggs Castle Golf Club, Glasgow

Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds

Official practice at all six venues will take place on March 27

Final Stage

Wednesday, April 4 – Friday, April 6

Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire (Red and Blue Courses)

Practice to take place on Monday April 2 and Tuesday April 3