Enter the Fylde coast’s top golf tournament

Ian Wharmby (left) from sponsors Blacktax, presents the  2014 Gazette-Blacktax Matchplay Golf Tournament trophy to Maurice Cashman, at the Penina Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course  in the Algarve.
Ian Wharmby (left) from sponsors Blacktax, presents the 2014 Gazette-Blacktax Matchplay Golf Tournament trophy to Maurice Cashman, at the Penina Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course in the Algarve.
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The Fylde Coast’s top golf tournament is back!

The Gazette is delighted to welcome Blacktax Taxis and The Airport Transfer Group as sponsors of this year’s matchplay golf tournament.

The tournament is open to local male amateur golfers aged 17 or over who are members, with a certified and active handicap, at one of the following clubs: Knott End, Fleetwood, Staining, Poulton, North Shore, Blackpool Park, Herons Reach, St Annes Old Links, Lytham Green Drive, Fairhaven and Royal Lytham. The handicap again will be ¾ difference for the tournament.

The competition consists of five separate rounds which are played on local courses. The quarter finals will take place at a prestigious neutral Golf Club and the Semi Finals and Grand Final will be played on the fantastic Sir Henry Cotton championship course at the 5 star Penina Golf Resort in Portugal, cited by Darren Clarke as his favourite course on The Algarve! If you are lucky enough to reach this stage in the competition you will be staying in the superb 5 star Penina Golf Resort Hotel for 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast from 1st to 4th October 2015, all courtesy of Blacktax Taxis and The Airport Transfer Group.

HOW TO ENTER

Call The Gazette golf hotline on 01253 361893/361709 or email competitions@blackpoolgazette.co.uk

The cost to enter the competition is £10. However, you will be reimbursed in the form of £10 worth of taxi vouchers from Blacktax taxis.

Places are limited so don’t delay. Full rules and conditions are available in the Classified Section and on www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk

Thank you to all of the golf clubs that have kindly agreed to waive green fees for the tournament.

Download the entry form here

FINALS

Our tournament semi finalists and finalists will be invited to play on the stunning Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course at the 5 Star Penina Golf Resort, Portimao, Portugal. The trip, organised by YourGolfTravel.com, will include flights from Blackpool, transfers to and from the hotel and 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the superb Penina Golf Resort Hotel on the Algarve from October 1st – 4th, 2015.

5 STAR PENNINA GOLF RESORT

Set around the fringes of the resort, Penina has three separate golf courses, which together make up the legacy of Sir Henry Cotton’s time at the fantastic Algarve destination. Penina not only boasts three terrific golf courses, it is also one of the best established 5* resorts not only in the Algarve, but in the whole of Europe. Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is proud to offer outstanding 5-star luxury, great golf and attentive staff.

SCHEDULE OF ROUNDS

Round 1 – Wednesday April 29 –Friday May 15

Round 2 – Wednesday May 20 –Friday June 12

Round 3 – Wednesday June 17 –Friday July 3

Round 4 – Wednesday July 8 –Friday July 24

Round 5 – Wednesday July 29 –Friday August 21

Quarter finals – Monday, September 7th

Semi Finals and Finals – October 1st – 4th October