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Thorpeness launches Major Moments Series for amateur golfers

New golf challenge allows amateur golfers to test game against Tour stars during season’s four Majors

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, Suffolk, has launched a new competition where amateur golfers can compete against the sport’s biggest names during the season’s four Major Championships.

The Major Moments Series starts this week on Thursday April 7, when the US Masters gets underway at Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia, U.S.A.

Brad McLean, general manager at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, said: “The four Major Championships are the most exciting weeks in our golf calendar and every golfer has dreamt of slipping on the Green Jacket or holing the winning putt at The Open.

We wanted to capture some of that special magic and give ordinary amateur golfers the chance to feel like a Major Champion.”

The Major Moments Series @Thorpeness enables any golfer to enter a tournament on any of the 16 days a year when the world’s best professionals compete for the four Majors.

The aim is for entrants to shoot a lower nett score than the gross equivalent posted by the current leader on that day of the Majors.

The winning golfer enjoys their ‘Major Moment,’ picks up an individual prize for the day, and is entered into a pool of winners eligible to win a place at a season ending Major Moments Grand Slam tournament at Thorpeness in October.

How does it work?

  • Open to any golfer paying a Thorpeness green fee and members of Thorpeness Golf Club
  • Book a tee-time Thurs-Sun during any 2016 Major Championship
  • Register and pay £2 to enter the Major Moment Series
  • Play 18-holes Stableford with a card marked by a playing partner
  • Hand in your scorecard at the Thorpeness ProShop

The nett score of series competitors is calculated from their Stableford score and compared to the leaderboard from that day’s Major play.

A live leaderboard for the Major Moments Series will run in the Thorpeness clubhouse.

The results will be published on Thorpeness’ website and on its Twitter and Facebook accounts throughout the series - including during play - so that competitors accessing social media on the course know the scores they have to beat. #Majormoments2016

What you need to do to win

The golfer shooting the lowest nett round during each Major week wins a place in the 18-hole Major Moments Grand Slam tournament on October 30th, 2016 - including free accommodation, golf, a three course dinner and cooked breakfast.

Christine Langford, head professional at Thorpeness Golf Club, said: “The great thing about this series is that golfers have 16 chances to feel like a Major Champion.

The excitement runs throughout the Summer and signs off with a Grand Slam style finale and a free golf weekend away. We look forward to welcoming golfers to Suffolk and hope that many are successful in creating their own Major Moment.”

Thorpeness is an 18-hole, par 70 James Braid designed heathland course in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is considered one of the finest coastal heathlands in Southern England and winds through pine and silver birch trees with fairways bordered by heather and gorse bushes.

For more information about the Major Moments Series and how to enter, visit:

Major Moments Series Dates

  • The Masters, April 7-10, Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia
  • The U.S Open, June 16-19, Oakmont Country Club, Pennslyvania
  • The Open, July 14-17, Royal Troon Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • US PGA Championship, July 28-31, Baltusrol Golf Club, New Jersey
  • Major Moments Grand Slam Tournament, October 29-30, Thorpeness Golf Club, Suffolk, UK

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