Golf Enterprise Information – Legends Tour qualifying set to make wonderful return in Turkey

The Legends Tour Qualifying College is to make a welcome return to the over-50s circuit in 2023, when a number of DP World Tour hopefuls will battle it out at Gloria Golf Resort in Turkey as they give the impression of being to compete in a schedule that may function extra occasions and record-breaking prize funds.

The Qualifying College, which was final performed in 2020, offers a chance for completed former DP World Tour gamers – and aspiring over-50 professionals alike – to fulfil their desires of taking part in alongside a number of the greatest legends within the European sport at world-class venues throughout the globe.

The introduction of the Celeb Collection in 2021, which options the Tour’s greatest stars taking part in alongside world-famous celebrities, means there has by no means been a extra thrilling time to compete on the Legends Tour.

Scotland’s Euan McIntosh earned his taking part in rights at 2020 Legends Tour Qualifying College

Gloria Golf Resort in Belek will host the 36-hole First Stage of qualifying from January 16-17. Gamers who qualify for Ultimate Stage will then be joined by former DP World Tour gamers for the 72-hole finale, which takes place from January 20-23.

The highest 5 gamers on the conclusion of Ultimate Stage will earn full taking part in rights for the 2023 Legends Tour season, giving them the chance to play alongside greats of the sport together with Pádraig Harrington, Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Paul Lawrie, Colin Montgomerie and Paul McGinley.

The 2023 Legends Tour schedule, which is to be introduced within the coming weeks, is anticipated to function a record-breaking cumulative prize fund of over €15 million, because the Tour continues to go from energy to energy.

Gloria Golf Resort options two Championship programs, the Previous and the New, and performed host to the Turkish Seniors Open on 4 events between 1998 and 2007, whereas it has additionally hosted occasions on the Problem Tour.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming our Qualifying College again to the Legends Tour schedule in 2023,” mentioned Phil Harrison, CEO of the Legends Tour. “Subsequent yr is about to be the perfect but for the Legends Tour, so this will probably be an enormous alternative for aspiring stars of the over-50s sport to be a part of one thing particular.

“We’ve got seen many inspiring success tales emerge from Qualifying College down the years, together with Paul Wesselingh, David Shacklady and Clark Dennis, all of whom earned their card at Qualifying College earlier than occurring to develop into a number of winners on the Tour, so the sky is the restrict for these making use of to participate.

“Our thanks go to Gloria Golf Resort for internet hosting us on their two excellent championship programs within the coronary heart of Turkey’s golf haven of Belek, offering our gamers with excellent amenities in lovely circumstances to start the season.”

David Clare, director of golf at Gloria Golf Membership, mentioned: “On behalf of the Gloria Lodges and Resorts we’re delighted to be internet hosting the 2023 Legends Tour Qualifying college. It’s a welcome return to Gloria for the Legends Tour as Gloria has hosted 4 Turkish Senior Tour occasions and one qualifying college prior to now.

“We sit up for all gamers and their company not solely experiencing our incredible golf programs and amenities but additionally tasting our Turkish hospitality within the Gloria Lodges. We want all of the opponents the easiest of luck and sit up for welcoming you to Gloria.”

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