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Golf - 10 PRO-AM spots up for grabs at STB tournament | 27 June 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board will soon host its first ever golf tournament involving some 60 competitors who will battle for the top 10 spots, allowing them to compete at the MCB Championship Tour in December this year.

The STB golf competition will be held on Saturday July 13 at the Constance Lemuria on Praslin. The event will be used as qualifying rounds to offer invitations to amateur golfers to take part in the MCB Tour Championship PRO-AM scheduled for December 4.

Seychelles welcomed the final leg of the MCB Championship 2018 Tour Season in December last year and the competition, which is an international golf tournament in collaboration with Staysure Tour, has been one of the highlights on the destination’s calendar.

This golf competition stands as an extension to create a platform for local golfers in Seychelles to interact with professional international senior golfers, including legendary Ryder Cup players for either the America or Europe.

Being the official destination sponsor, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is entitled 10 spots at the PRO-AM tournament and while constituting its team, the STB would bring the fun to the sport and the event will determine who would be defending its corporate colours.

The Staysure Tour, formerly known as the European Senior Tour, is the men’s professional golf tour for members aged 50 and older.

In 2019, the Staysure Tour schedule will feature a minimum of 16 tournaments across four continents.

Five years after the first The Senior Open won by Neil Coles in 1987, more than 60 professionals called for a formally-structured Tour, which was then created in 1992.

Many of the pioneering champions who played on the European Tour during the 1970s, 80s and 90s make up the Staysure Tour’s active membership which, in 2017, included eight Ryder Cup captains, 29 former Ryder Cup players, nine Major champions and 73 European Tour winners

Mauritius Commercial Bank Group – the sponsor of the Staysure Tour Indian Ocean – has signed a three-year agreement incorporating a new two-stage final series which will draw a close to the Staysure Tour season until 2020.

Seychelles hosted the second leg of last year’s tour at the 18-hole golf course of the Constance Lémuria Resort on Praslin.

The course built in 2002 by architect Rodney Wright has also won multiple World Travel Awards as Seychelles leading golf resort and the Indian Ocean leading golf resort since its opening.

 

R. D.

 

 

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