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Manley and Enoch both play this week at the Alfred Dunhill Championships

Stuart Manley and Rhys Enoch are both playing this week at Leopard Creek in South Africa in the Alfred  Dunhill Championship, which is a co-sanctioned event between the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour, although this event is part of the 2019 season this is the last event of 2018 for both players.

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2019 Season Starts For Blackstar Golfers In Australia And Mauritius

The 2019 European Tour season actually started last week in Hong Kong where Aaron Rai successfully secured his maiden tour victory, winning by a single shot from Matt Fitzpatrick.

The  Tour stages 2 tournaments this week, with the Welsh duo of Oliver Farr and Walton Heath's  David Boote playing in the Australian PGA Champoinship at the RACV Royal Vines Resort, Queensland, this event is co-sanctioned with the Australian PGA Tour.

Stuart Manley, who along with Bradley Dredge finished 16th in the World Cup Of Golf in Melbourne moves on to Mauritius for the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open. Manley succesfully regained his full playing status on the 2019 Euroepan Tour by finishing 9th on the 2018 Challenge Tour, he is joined in Mauritius  by Rhys Enoch from Truro Golf Club. This event is a tri-sanctioned event with the Asian Tour and South Africa's Sunshine Tour.

 

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Stuart Manley Regains PGA European Tour Card For 2019

Stuart Manley has finished 9th on the final PGA European Challenge Tour rankings, the top 15 players graduated to the European Tour for the 2019 season, which starts in Hong Kong in 3 weeks time.

Manley won the Hauts de France Golf Open in June, along with that victory he also had 6 other top 10 finishes. Stuart said after the Challenge Tour Grand Final last week at Ras Al Khaimah finished " I am obviously delighted to have regained my card for 2019, this year I have played consistently through the season, and hopefully I can take this form in to 2019 "

Stuart's next event will be in Australia, where he teams up with Bradley Dredge to represent Wales in the World Cup Of Golf.

 

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Stuart Manley to represent Wales in the World Cup Of Golf

Stuart Manley, who is currently 4th on the PGA Challenge Tour rankings, and has already secured his 2019 full status on the European Tour is to represent Wales along side Bradley Dredge at the 59th staging of the World Cup Of Golf in Melbourne from November 21st- 25th 2018. This will be Stuart's third appearance in the event having played in 2013 and 2016.

Stuart said " I am absolutely delighted to be again representing Wales at the World Cup in November, the two previious times I have played have both been memorable experiences, I am really looking forward to getting to Melbourne in November with Bradley to compete again in the World Cup " 

Wales have won the World Cup twice before, in 2005 and in 1987 when Ian Woosnam partnered David Llewellyn to win the event in Hawaii.

Stuart has produced some superb results in 2018 on the PGA Challenge Tour, with the highlight so far been the victory at the Hauts De France Open, along with this he has had an additional 4 Top 5 finishes, and currently sits at 203 in the World Rankings,

For additional information please contact Jeremy Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Tom Lewis wins the Bridgestone Challenge

Tom Lewis won the Bridgestone Challenge by 5 shots, full report to follow.

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Bridgestone Challenge goes " Plastic Bottle Free "

The 2018 Bridgestone Challenge will be free from all plastic bottles on the course during the 5 days of the event at Luton Hoo Golf, Hotel & Spa. Jeremy Robinson, Director of Blackstar Sporting Events Ltd said:  "This year at the Bridgestone Challenge we will attempt to be " plastic bottle free " in the last 2 years we have used in excess of 10,000 bottles of water, each Professional, Pro Am player and  caddy will be given a Bridgestone drink bottle and then everybody will be able to replenish their bottles at water fill up points across the venue"

 

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2018 Bridgestone Challenge will be shown live on the final day via the internet

The Bridgestone Challenge, which forms part of the 2018 PGA Challenge Tour will have 3 hours of live coverage via the internet on the final day of the event. The tournament which will be hosted at the magnificent Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & and Spa takes place from September 6-9. In addition extended highlights packages will also be shown on the first 3 days of the event after the conclusion of each day's play. To watch the action please click - www.facebook.com/bridgestone.UK  or www.blackstargolf.net/live 

Jeremy Robinson from Blackstar Sporting Events, who are promoting the event said " We are delighted to be able to live stream the final day of the Bridgestone Challenge, not only will golf fans  be able to follow the live scoring via the European Tour website, but this year anyone with an internet connection will be able to follow the action live from Luton Hoo, we hope that this will take the event to a much wider audience than in previous years "

Admission to Luton Hoo to watch the event is free to all spectators, further details can be found at www.blackstargolf.net   

In 2017 Swden's Oscar Lengden won the Bridgestone Challenge in spectacular fashion.

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Mawji and Calderon win places at Bridgestone Challenge

Abs Mawji and Matias Calderon both won through the Bridgestone Qualifying event at Redditch Golf Club on August 6th to secure places at the Bridgestone Challenge in September. Abs shot a 4 under par 68 to win the event and Matias shot 69 but  birdied the first hole of a 3 way sudden death play off with Richard Mansell and Arrun Singh Brar to claim the second spot. See below for full results

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Tee Times for Bridgestone Qualifying Event - August 6th 2018

Please click on here to see Tee Times for the Bridgestone Qualifying Event at Redditch GC on August 6thqualifying 2018

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Rhys Enoch's thoughts on The 147th Open

Read about Rhys Enoch's thoughts on The Open Championship having spoken with Rewards4Golf who sponsored him for the week.

https://www.rewards4golf.com/blog/exclusive-interview-with-rhys-enoch

 

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Enoch finishes 67 at the Open Championship

Rhys Enoch completed 4 rounds at the Open Championship at Carnoustie, shooting rounds of 74,71,70 and 76.

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Rewards4Golf to sponsor Rhys Enoch at the 147th Open Championship

Rhys open 2018 2Rewards4Golf, the UK’s leading golf rewards programme, has today announced it will be sponsoring Welsh golfer Rhys Enoch at next week’s 147th Open Championship.

Taking place at Carnoustie for the first time since 2007, The Open, which starts on Thursday 19th July, is set to feature the world’s best golfers who will all be competing for the famous Claret Jug.

30-year-old Enoch last played at The Open four years ago, and he successfully came through the final qualifying stage at Hollinwell GC with rounds of 72 and 70 to claim the 3rd and final qualifying place.

A regular participant on the Challenge Tour, Enoch has attracted lots of sponsorship interest which has culminated in a partnership with Rewards4.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, Enoch said: “I played The Open at Hoylake in 2014 and just missed the cut, but it was probably the most enjoyable golfing week of my life.

“It will be an unbelievable event on a fantastic course, so I can’t wait to get there and get started.”

Eileen Stubbington, Head of Marketing at Rewards4, said: “Rewards4Golf is delighted to support Rhys at the 147th Open Championship. Rewards4Golf is all about helping golfers save money on their next driver, dozen balls, golf shoes or even their next golf break, simply by collecting points through their everyday spend with our golf and other retail partners (which number more than 4,500).

“We also give our members access to exclusive rewards and competitions and, through the partnership with Rhys, we are delighted to be able to offer our members even more amazing and exclusive rewards over the coming months.”

“Everyone at Rewards4Golf would like to wish Rhys the best of luck at Carnoustie - we have already collected points by backing him with our betting partners bet365 and Betfred, so fingers crossed!”

For further information, please contact:

Jeremy Robinson on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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About Rewards4

Rewards4 is the largest operator of sports-based rewards programmes in the UK. The company operates a range of dedicated programmes including Rewards4Golf, Rewards4Racing, Rewards4Cricket, Rewards4Rugby and Rewards4Rugby League, with almost two million passionate sports-loving members now signed up.

Rewards4’s award-winning fan engagement and rewards platform helps connect sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies with their fans. Through its bespoke technology, Rewards4 provides clubs, organisations and governing bodies with a loyalty solution which enables their fans to earn loyalty points from their everyday spending with over 4,500 retail partners. These valuable points can then be seamlessly turned into fantastic rewards, helping golfers save money on their next equipment purchase or enabling fans to enjoy savings at events such as The Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, England Cricket Internationals or the Super League Grand Final.

Reward4’s clients include some of the UK’s biggest sporting institutions and venues including The Jockey Club, Arena Racing Company, York Racecourse, the Rugby Football League, Saracens, Hampshire CCC, Glamorgan CCC and Durham CCC.

http://www.rewards4group.com/

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Rhys Enoch qualifies for the 147th Open Championship

Rhys Enoch successfully came through the Final Qualifying for the 147th Open Championship which takes place at Carnoustie Golf Club on July 19th-22nd. Rhys shot rounds of 72 and 70 at Hollinwell Golf Club in Nottinghamshire to finish on 2 under par, playing the last eight holes in 3 under par to secure the third and final place.

American Jordan Spieth will defend the Open Championship having won the Claret Jug last year at Birkdale.

Rhys last played in The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in 2014.

Blackstar Golf have created a unique "Rhys Enoch Partner Package" for the 147th Open Championship, please contact Jeremy Robinson if this might be of interest.

Contact Jeremy Here

 

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Bridgestone Challenge to be " plastic bottle free "

The 2018 Bridgestone Challenge will be free from all plastic bottles on the course during the 5 days of the event at Luton Hoo Golf, Hotel & Spa. Jeremy Robinson, Director of Blackstar Sporting Events Ltd said:  "This year at the Bridgestone Challenge we will attempt to be " plastic bottle free " in the last 2 years we have used in excess of 10,000 bottles of water, every Professional, Pro Am player , caddy and volunteer will be given a Bridgestone drink bottle and everybody will be able to replenish their bottles at water fill up points across the venue".

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Manley wins in France

Stuart Manley defeated Grant Forest at the second extra play off hole to win the Hauts de France Golf Open. A final round 68 saw the Welshman finish on 6 under par.

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With this win Stuart moves to 213 in the latest World Golf Rankings and 3rd on the latest Challenge Tour ranking list.

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Tee & Green Sponsorship Packages now available at 2018 Bridgestone Challenge

 

Tee & Green Sponsorship packages are now available at the  Bridgestone Challenge from £300, the event which is part of the PGA European Challenge Tour takes place at the magnificent 5 star Luton Hoo, Hotel Golf & Spa from September 6th-9th 2018.The event will be covered by " Live streaming" through the internet on Day 4 with highlights of all 4 days play been aired every night during the tournament. 

In addition to receiving an advertising board on the course during the event this package also includes a FREE 4 ball at Luton Hoo in 2018.

 

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Challenge Tour heads to Turkey

The 2018 Challenge Tour heads to Turkey this week for the 2018 Turkish Airlines Challenge at Gloria GC, Belek. David Boote, who represents Walton Heath GC and Jamie Abbott make their 2018 debut on the Challenge Tour and Stuart Manley plays his second event on the Challenge Tour this year  following his T28 position in the season opening in Kenya Open

 

 

 

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Spain, China and Zambia for Blackstar golfers

Oliver Farr returns to action this week at the Spanish Open, as the 2018 Race To Dubai has its first event in Europe. The Spanish Open is in Madrid this week at the Centro Nacional de Golf, this will be the 91st staging of this historic event. The field is headed by Spain's John Rahm.

 

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The Challenge Tour heads east to China for the Belt and Road Clorful Yunnan Open at Kunming Golf Club, this is a co-sanctioned event between the PGA Challenge Tour and the China Golf Tour. Jack Munro from Australia, who has recently signed with Blackstar Golf Ltd plays his second event on the 2018 Challenge Tour, having finished 24th at the Kenya Open in March.

Rhys Enoch retruns to to the Sunshine Tour, which will be having its season opening event at the Zanaco Masters at Lusaka GC in Zambia, Rhys will play the on the PGA Challenge Tour and the Sunshine Tour in 2018, having finished in the top 50 on the Sunshine Tour final rankinga after his stunning victory at the Cape Town Open in February. Rhys is joined in Zambia by Durban based Martin Rohwer who starting his second full season on the Sunshine Tour.

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South African Tour Championship for Rhys Enoch

Rhys Enoch plays in the Sunshine Tour's final event of the 2017/18 season this week at the magnificent Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate. Rhys qualified for the event by finishing  in the Top 50 of the Sunshine Tour final ranking list, a position he achieved although he only competed in 7 events all season, the highlight of which was the stunning victory at the Cape Town Open 2 weeks ago.

The event starts tomorrow, follow his progress via @blackstarsports on twitter or through live scoring on www.sunshinetour.com 

 

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Robinson and Mullen progress to final Q School in South Africa

Ben Robinson and Jimmy Mullen both progressed through Stage 1 of the Sunshine Tour Qualifying school in South Africa. Ben Robinson, 22 from Worcester won the event at State Mines CC with rounds of 72,70,67 and 70 for a 9 under par total. Jimmy Mullen who represents Royal North Devon GC finished on 2 under par for the event to qualify inside the top 10.

The final qualifying school starts on March 19 at Rand Park, where there will be 30 cards available at the 5 round event.

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