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  • Ladies Long Drive Championship: 17/10/2018: 7pm
  • Over 45's Long Drive Championship: 24/10/2018: 7pm
  • Under 45's Long Drive Championship: 31/10/2018: 7pm
American Golf and Callaway welcomed Europe’s strongest Long Drive field to Chester Racecourse in August to do battle for the 2018 American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championship title. From a field comprising Europe’s elite long drivers, new long drive stars in the making and returning American Golf championship favourites, Sweden’s Emil Rosberg (Under 45), Scotland’s Ilona Stubley (Ladies) and Ireland’s William Hunt Tyrell (Over 45) came out on top in the three categories.

In its fourth year, the American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championship has established itself as the premier Long Drive Championship in Europe, but while the best from the professional ranks flew in to take part in the qualification process at American Golf stores, that was not the most satisfying aspect for Matt Bacon, Head of Events at American Golf, “We’ve watched this event grow in stature and I can’t quite believe the quality of competitors who fly in for qualifying and then for the finals. But while it’s amazing to see the established stars, the people I love are the American Golf customers who just gave it a go and found out they were among the best. People like Abbi Rowlands, who has qualified every year since she was 13 and made the semi-finals this year, Dave Evans who turns up every year without training for long drive and hits around 400 yards, and Ilona who never tried long drive before walking into an American Golf store last year and is now a double U.K. Champion. I love this event and I’m so proud of what everyone has achieved.” Catch up with all the action and watch some incredible head to head battles when the finals air on the Sky Golf Channel this October.
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  • Future Stars: 03/10/2018: 7pm
  • Junior Championship: 10/10/2018: 7pm
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Qualifiers from all over the U.K. & Ireland gathered at Gainsborough Golf Club, home to tournament sponsor PING, for the 2018 American Golf Junior Championship final in August. With the competition fierce and the sportsmanship on show admirable, defending champion Aaron Mohun from Chester took the overall title with Amy Buchan from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Leah Ribano from Northampton, Fraser Russell from Troon, Ruaridh Clubb from Gifford, Hayden Sarfo from Droitwich and Owen Williams from Penarth, taking the honours in their respective categories.

After seeing the championship draw to a close, Matt Bacon, Head of Events at American Golf said, ”This year’s championship has been an amazing event and the golf on display has been of the highest quality. It’s so satisfying to see new faces alongside young golfers who have returned to qualifiers year after year. For American Golf and PING to have been such an important part in the progression of so many young golfers makes me incredibly proud. To make it through to the final from hundreds of entrants from all over the U.K. & Ireland is a fantastic achievement and every one of the participants today has been a credit to themselves, their golf club and their family.” Catch up with all the action and witness some of the best junior golfers around this October on the Sky Golf channel