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YOUR Passport to Pravets? Get qualifying…!3 min read


Posted on: 4th Apr 2012

pravets_hotelLaunched to universal acclaim last Autumn, the UNICREDIT PGA Professional Championship of Europe, at the PRAVETS Golf & Spa, Bulgaria, is firmly established as the No.1 individual playing target on the association’s tournament schedule…but first, for potential champions, comes the necessity to qualify for a shot at it!

Before the elite field of 60 players can take shape for the second staging of the 72-hole stroke play title on September 17-20,  each member PGA wishing to be represented – and surely that must be all? – has to nominate its national qualifying event to take place in the upcoming weeks or months.

Some have already specified their qualifiers and are listed below. Others are in the process of so doing and their qualifying events will be named in newsletters in the next month or two.  Some member countries have not, however, indicated their intentions yet and are urged to do so as soon as they can.

“Ideally every PGA professional who includes tournament competition in their list of career intentions should get the opportunity to attempt to qualify for this highly prestigious championship,” said Confederation of Professional Golf chief executisantos_-_pravets_2011ve Ian Randell.

“When Hugo Santos (pictured), the pro at Vila Sol in Portugal, won the inaugural championship in 2011 it put an achievement on his cv that, I’m sure, he will always cherish. PGA Professional Champion of Europe…who wouldn’t be proud of such a title?

Jonathan Pendry, Golf Courses Director of Braemar Golf commented, “Braemar Golf and RIU Pravets Resort are delighted to be hosting once again the UNICREDIT PGA Professional Championship of Europe. The event last year was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed some great golf and socialising as well with the professionals. We look forward to meeting with old friends and making new ones and wish the qualifiers the very best of luck!! “

 

PGA QUALIFYING EVENT VENUE DATE
Austria National Offene Meisterschaft Golf Club Murhof 14-17 June
Belgium Omnium of Belgium Limburg G&CC 16-19 August
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic PGAC Czech Masters Golf Club Sokolov 19-21 July
Denmark Teachers Tour Event  Roskilde Golfklub 11 June
England Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship De Vere Carden Park 7-10 August
Estonia
Finland PGA of Finland Championship Linne G&CC 27-29 June
France PGA France Turkish Alliance
National Championship
November 2011
January 2012
Germany HDI Gerling German PGA Championship Gleidingen Golf Club 30 July–2 August
Greece National Championship Glyfada Golf Club 21-24 June
Holland PGA Professional Championship Kwalificatie tba 20 August
Hungary National PGA Championship tba tba (August)
Iceland PGA Championship of Iceland tba tba
Ireland Johnston Mooney & O’Brien PGA Challenge Carton House 22-23 August
Italy PGAI Club Professional Championship Bogogno Golf Club 29-30 May
Luxembourg 2011 National Championship October 2011
Norway
Malta IIG Bank Championship Royal Malta Golf Club 8-10 June
Poland PGA Polska ProTour Amber Baltic Golf Club 17-19 August
Portugal Montado PGA Portugal Open Montado Hotel & Golf Resort 28-29 May
Russia Russian Pro-Tour Tseleevo Golf Club 31 July-1 August
Scotland Scottish PGA Championship Gleneagles 23-26 July
Slovakia PGA SK Tournament Welten BAC 21 June
Slovenia PGA Slovenia Championship Diners GCC 2-4 July
Spain
Sweden 2011 National Championship October 2011
Switzerland Credit Suisse PGA Championship GC Interlaken-Unterseen 7-9 August
Turkey
Wales Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship De Vere Carden Park 7-10 August
INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS
Brazil
Canada Mr Lube PGA Championship of Canada Country Hills Golf Club 18-22 June
Hong Kong Ageas HKPGA Championship Hong Kong GC,
Discovery Bay GC,
Kau Sai Chau Jockey Club GC
21-23 May
Israel
Jamaica
South Africa
UAE