Trilby Tour heading to Cumbria as part of expanded 2024 schedule

The Trilby Tour has added two more qualifiers to its schedule for 2024.

Passionate amateurs from across the country will fight to qualify for September’s Grand Final, which will take place at Dundonald Links, at five venues.

Qualifying will get underway at Carus Green Golf Club with the return of the Championship of Cumbria – which was last held in 2022 – on May 2. Later in the season, the inaugural Championship of Greater Manchester will take place at Saddleworth Golf Club.

The additions bring the total number of qualifying events to five – the most since the tour was resurrected in 2022 – with three tour staples remaining on the schedule: the Championship of Yorkshire at Kilnwick Percy, the Championship of Oxfordshire at The Springs Resort & Golf Club, and the Championship of Ayrshire at Dundonald Links.

Dundonald Links will also stage the tour’s finale on September 23, a week after the final qualifier at the same venue.

Meanwhile, the Trilby Tour has confirmed two returning sponsors following the success of last year’s competition – golf apparel brand Glenmuir and trolley manufacturer Motocaddy.

Ashley Pheasant, head of golf at Darwin Escapes, said: “The Trilby Tour is all about being inclusive and getting as many golf lovers involved as possible, so it’s great to expand qualifying this year and visit more parts of the country than we ever have before. The calibre of golf we see on the Trilby Tour is improving year on year and what makes it so special is that anyone can shine – so if you love golf and a bit of friendly competition, please don’t hesitate to sign up and have a go.”

All the action will be available to stream live on YouTube through sports broadcasting brand Live Sport Now.

In 2023, Karen Beattie became the first woman to win the Trilby Tour, clinching victory in dramatic fashion with a nett eagle on the final hole of the finale.