Bridgestone Challenge Set to be Great Event at Luton Hoo
The Challenge Tour is where dreams are made, one level down from the full European Tour. It is a breeding ground for champions of the future - this season we have seen Jordan L Smith and Julian Suri graduate from the Challenge Tour to claim their maiden victories with the big boys on the European Tour.
Smith and Siri learnt their trade on the Challenge Tour and now have full exemption on tour until the end of 2019. It has been a life-changing experience for both men. For Smith, it also meant an invitation to play in the US PGA Championship, where he found himself on the leaderboard for all four days.
The Challenge Tour arrives at the five-star Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, with the Bridgestone Challenge being played there between September 7 and 10. It offers a chance to see the stars of tomorrow close up. Entry is free and the best news of all is that there will be no ropes, which means that spectators have unrestricted viewing for all four days on the golf course. Refreshments and plenty of other family activities ensure that this will be a great day out.
Luton Hoo has already hosted a EuroPro Tour event this year and promises to provide a tough test for the players at the Bridgestone Challenge. Members of the public are invited on to the hotel's estate to watch live golf and experience the atmosphere and thrills of this fantastic sporting occasion.
There are themed days to appeal to all and everyone is welcome between 7.30am-6.00pm at any of the following:
Friday, September 8, is ladies day. A great opportunity for local ladies to get together and watch some great golf, and all lady spectators will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly.
Saturday, September 9, is family day, offering plenty of fun activities for children of all ages. In the dedicated children's area, Bridgestone will be hosting miniature driving games and tyre-related bean bag competitions giving children the chance to learn new skills and have fun.
And, of course, Sunday, September 10, will see the tournament reach its climax.
The Challenge Tour's Road to Oman is currently led by Spain's Pedro Oriol, who has a narrow lead over England's Ryan Evans. Sure to attract plenty of interest is Chase Koepka, whose brother Brooks is the US Open champion. Brooks established himself on the Challenge Tour before moving to the European Tour and then on to the PGA Tour, and his brother is hoping to follow in his footsteps.
For further information, see www.lutonhoo.co.uk.
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