Classic contest with a new name

LONGHIRST Hall Golf Club has announced a major sponsorship partnership with Sweetspot golf for the upcoming PGA Europro Tour event.

The competition, which starts next week, will be known as The Sweetspot Classic. The company specialises in golf nutrition products.

A total of 156 of Europe’s leading up and coming professionals are aiming to take the £10,000 prize.

It’s the third year Longhirst has hosted the event, which is growing year on year.

Director of Golf at Longhirst, Graham Chambers, said: “It became immediately apparent that both us and Sweetspot had similar values with regard to the way nutrition and sport, with golf in particular, can have such an impact in the game and how we play it.

“This coupled with our fantastic junior work and the Olympic legacy, we feel it is an ideal combination.”

It will take place on Thursday, August 30, Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. Coverage of the tournament will be shown at a later date on Sky Sports.

Entry for spectators into the tournament is completely free, with special offers and competitions throughout the three days. For more details, telephone 01670 791562.