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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.

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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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RHYS ENOCH WINS THE 2018 CAPE TOWN OPEN

Rhys Enoch made a stunning birdie on the final  hole to claim his maiden 72 hole  tournament victory at the Cape Town Open by 1 shot on the Sunshine Tour.
Rounds of 64,69,67 and 69 saw Enoch home with a total of 19 under par for a 1 shot victory of Peter Karmis from South Africa.

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After a dramatic final day which saw the lead change hands on several occasions Rhys said " I just can’t be happier,” he said of his first title,
“I’m just really, really happy to finally get a four-round win. You have to savour the moment.”

With the win Rhys, who is coached by the Welsh National Golf Coach Neil Matthews, has now moved up to 382 in the latest Offcial World Rankings,
and also qualifies for the Tshwane Open at the Pretoria Country Club this week, this event is also a co- sanctioned tournament  with the PGA European Tour.

 

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Green Lighting teams up with Oliver Farr and the 2018 Bridgestone Challenge.

Blackstar Golf today announced that the Worcestershire based lighting manufacturer Green Lighting are to become an Official partner to Oliver Farr in 2018 as he returns to the European Tour. Ollie finished 6th on the 2017 European Challenge Tour rankings to regain his full playing status. In addition they will also sponsor James Maw and Worcestershire's Ben Robinson.

In 2018 Oliver will play in approximately 30 events visiting more than 20 countries, the tour finishes at the DP World Championship in Dubai in mid-November.

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Green Lighting is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions and for nearly two decades have supplied cost effective lighting through specification, to the UK house builder. Green Lighting offer a unique route to market, providing full traceability and also offer award winning customer care warranties.
Anthony Ottway, the managing director and founder of Green Lighting said, “We are delighted to become part of Ollie's team for 2018, and we look forward to following his progress throughout the year. In addition we are very much looking forward to been involved in the Bridgestone Challenge in September, last year we had a thoroughly enjoyable week watching and playing with the future stars of European Golf”

Jeremy Robinson, Director of Blackstar Golf commented “We would just like to thank Anthony and his team at Green Lighting for their continued support of our players and also the Bridgestone Challenge”
The Bridgestone Challenge will again be staged Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa in September, the pre event Pro Am takes place on September 5th, and the professional event runs from September 6-9.

 

For further information please contact

Jeremy Robinson

Blackstar Golf
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Race To Dubai opens with the South African Open.

 

Oliver Farr returns to the 2018 Race to Dubai this week at the 107th South African Open which will be played at Glendower Golf Club.
Farr has already played 3 events on the 2018 R2D prior to Christmas and currently sits 57th on the Race To Dubai Ranking list, having finished tied 24th at the
Australian PGA Championship in December.

Oliver has returned to the 2018 Race To Dubai, having successfully regained his full playing card after finishing 6th on the 2017 PGA Challenge Tour,
with the highlight been his 5 shot vitory in China at the end of the 2017 season. The 2018 schedule will see Oliver play in excess of 25 events across the world.

The SA Open starts on Thursday January 11th, and you can follow Oliver's progress via live scoring on euroepantour.com as well as @blackstarsports on twitter.

 

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Joburg Open brings a close to 2017

Stuart Manley finished T42 and Oliver Farr T49 at the Joburg Open. This was the last event for Blackstar players in 2017.

Thank you to everyone who has been in involved with Blackstar this year,not only with the players but also all the sponsors and volunteers of the 2017 Bridgestone Challenge.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

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Joburg Open

This week is the final on the event on the Euroepan Tour although it is the fourth official event of the 2018 season. Oliver Farr and Stuart Manley, who both played in the Australian PGA last week are joined by South African Martin Rohwer, who makes his debut on the European Tour.

Stuart manley is hoping to go one better in this Joburg Open, last years  event Stuart finished runner up and qualified for the 2017 Open Championship.

The Joburg Open is a tri sanctioned event with the Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour

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Manley and Farr both play in Australian PGA

Welsh duo Stuart Manley and Oliver Farr both play this week at the Australian PGA Championship, this is a co- sanctioned event between the European and Australian Tour, and is the second Official event on the 2018 Race To Dubai.

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