Hat’s off to Carus Green

Carus Green Golf Club will host The Trilby Tour Regional Championship for a second year this summer.

The Trilby Tour Championship of Cumbria takes place on Thursday June 21 with three regional qualifying opens. The first took place in April with two more on Saturday May 19 and Sunday June 3. The International Grand Final will once again take place at Hull Golf Club on Thursday August 30.

Last year’s event at Carus Green was hailed ‘a tremendous success’ and welcomed thousands of spectators across the North West who turned up to watch 130 players battle it out in one of golf’s biggest amateur golf tournament.

Famous faces such as former Westlife member Brian McFadden and Geordie Shore’s Gaz Beadle added to the excitement of the tournament, which was filmed by Sky Sports and saw 53-year-old Sheffield-based Paul Naylor lift the trophy.

Now in its 11th year, golfers have hailed the Trilby Tour as the closest experience to a professional tournament, playing under the pressures of an international televised event accompanied by their own caddies, with die-hard fans returning year after year gripped by its fierce ‘winner takes all’ competitive format. With annual viewership figures of more than 3.5m, the Trilby Tour is officially the largest amateur golf television series in Europe.

“Following the incredible success of last year’s event, we are delighted to once again be hosting the Cumbrian regional championship of this year’s Trilby Tour,” said Carus Green’s owner Graham Curtin.

“Carus is a fresh, modern and ambitious club with exceptional facilities; the triumph of last year’s event demonstrated our standing as the North of England’s premier golfing destination. That the Trilby Tour organisers have deemed us worthy of hosting this prestigious event once again, is a fantastic compliment and we are very much looking forward to it.”

Meanwhile, Carus Green’s Academy has been awarded PGA accreditation. The facility, which features 18-bay driving range, two Flightscope fitting rooms, an indoor putting lab, chipping and putting green, outdoor all-weather short game practice area and state of the art GC2 golf simulator is home to a team to a team of nine PGA professionals and joins PGA-branded facilities around the world including The Belfry, Gleneagles and Formby Hall in the UK.