TELFORD'S TOWLER TAKES TOUR TEST

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort’s playing professional, Luke Towler, goes in search of a ‘golden ticket’ next month (April 4-6), when he participates in EuroPro Tour qualifying in Oxfordshire.

If Towler, 28, makes the cut at Frilford Heath GC, he will be entitled to play in every event on the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour this year.

And he comes into the event off the back of a solid finish to last season which saw him win the Midland PGA Championship.

The resort’s head of golf, Matt Robbins, said: “We’re all keeping everything crossed for Luke in his quest for a regular starting spot on the EuroPro Tour – the first step on the road to making a career as a Tour professional. He has the potential to do it, we really believe that – but there are so many factors which can influence a round of golf, and there’s no second chance in qualifying.

“If he makes it through he’ll then need to find some sponsors to help him cover the expenses of competing in every event. Everybody thinks life as a golf professional is glamorous, but living out of a suitcase and making ends meet can be really hard. But, of course, the potential rewards are what drive on people like Luke. We wish him all the best.”

Managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH), the UK’s leading hotel management company, Telford Hotel’s wonderfully picturesque course measures 6,741 yards along tree-lined fairways, through open greens and over strategic water hazards.

The course’s signature hole is the eighth, a 382-yard, par-four which requires the drive to be landed to perfection to miss two fairway bunkers, before negotiating a pond with a beautiful mature oak tree … all placed to make the approach shot that little bit more interesting.

As the largest golf resort operator in the UK, RBH manages 10 championship and tournament golf courses across the UK, hosting events from the European Tour, European Seniors Tour, Ladies European Tour and the PGA.

 Anybody interested in sponsoring Luke Towler on his quest to be a Tour professional can reach him at luketowlerpga@googlemail.com.

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