New owners, Darwin Escapes, are looking to attract female competitors to the revamped Trilby Tour
The Trilby Tour is back but gone are the trilby hats and caddie boiler suits and in are new owners, new sponsors and a new outlook for this much-loved tour.
Darwin Escapes acquired the Tour last year and are introducing some significant changes as they launch the 2022 calendar – most noticeably, the addition of female amateurs who will go head-to-head with their male counterparts for the first time.
The changes have been introduced to give the event a modern and more professional tour feel, with a focus on improved TV production for the tour’s anticipated return to Sky Sports and clothing supplied by Glenmuir for competitors.
The 2022 Tour will be played across a series of venues in the Home Counties and the north of England and Scotland, with the best players from each Championship event making it to the Grand Final in September at the recently upgraded Dundonald Links, Darwin Escapes’ flagship course, where a field of 60 will tee it up.
The 2022 Tour includes:
The three-month schedule begins on June 13 with the Trilby Tour Championship of Oxfordshire at The Springs Resort & Golf Club before heading to Carus Green on June 27 for The Trilby Tour Championship of Cumbria. Next up comes the Trilby Tour Championship of Yorkshire at Kilnwick Percy on July 4 and the Trilby Tour Championship of Ayrshire at Dundonald Links on August 15, with the top 15 players from each event – 10 men and five women – returning to Ayrshire to compete in The Grand Final on September 19.
Players will receive an array of attractive benefits as part of the reduced entry fee of £260 including Glenmuir clothing, a practice round, food and prizes on the day and a voucher booklet for special offers at Darwin Escapes’ golf venues, plus the chance to feature on Sky Sports who will be broadcasting all the events in a highlights package.
Women competing alongside the men
Sky Sports Golf presenter, Sarah Stirk, commented:
“I'm thrilled to be part of the all-new Trilby Tour for 2022. The game is in really good shape right now.
“Not only is it now fully refreshed, with some great new partners, it also has women playing head-to-head with the men for the coveted title of Trilby Tour Champion. I can't wait to be part of the show.”
Ashley Pheasant, Head of Golf for Darwin Escapes, commented:
"When we set out on this journey, we wanted to make the Trilby Tour the best amateur golf tour in the UK and having women playing in the event alongside the men was one of the first things we wanted to change.
“The women's game is growing at an unprecedented rate, and we want to do everything we can to support that. Seeing women and men go head-to-head in the final at Dundonald Links, host venue of the 2022 Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open, is going to be incredible... and we may well see a woman claim the title of Trilby Tour Champion 2022!"
Entries are now open for the 2022 Trilby Tour and for more details and to book, visit www.trilbytour.co.uk