Read about Rhys Enoch's thoughts on The Open Championship having spoken with Rewards4Golf who sponsored him for the week.
Rewards4Golf, 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!”
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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.
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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.
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".
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.
With this win Stuart moves to 213 in the latest World Golf Rankings and 3rd on the latest Challenge Tour ranking list.
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.
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
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.
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.
Kunming Yulongwan Golf Clu
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
Ollie Farr who represents Burghill Valley GC in Herefordshire followed up 3 consectative Top 10 finishes by winning the European Challenge Tour's biggest event, the Foshan Open in China by 5 shots, rounds of 69,66,66 and a final round of 69 saw him finish on 18 under par. Ollie now moves to 4th on the latest Race To Oman rankings and with only 2 events left on the 2017 Challenge Tour and the Top 15 players graduating to the 2018 European Tour,Ollie has now guaranteed a return to the main tour. In addition he has now moved up to to 264th in the latest World Rankings.
David Boote, who represents Walton Heath Golf Club safely negotiated his way through stage 1 of the European Tour's Qualifying school. Scores of 69, 72, 73 and 71 had Boote finish with a 3 under par total at Frilford Heath Golf Club.
Stage 2 will take place in Spain in early November, and the final school comes staright after at Lumine Golf Club. In total there are 14 rounds and at the conclusion of the final school the top 25 players will gain a full exemption on to the 2018 Race To Dubai.