The 2013 PGA EuroPro Tour season gets underway this week with the Motocaddy Masters at Wensum Valley Hotel, Golf and Country Club in Norfolk.
The Wensum Course at the venue will once again host what has become the traditional curtain-raiser on the PGA EuroPro Tour where last year Newbury’s Dan Seymour won a dramatic play-off by sinking a birdie on the 18th to defeat Liam Burns. The winner will walk away with £10,000, a brand new Motocaddy trolley and will be invited to take part in the Challenge Tour’s Scottish Hydro Challenge in June by virtue of being guaranteed a place in the Order of Merit top five after the first three EuroPro Tour events of the season.
Among the field will be Sheringham golfer William Harrold. The 24-year-old is about to embark on his second season on the PGA EuroPro Tour and is hoping the experience he has gained over the last 12 months will stand him in good stead this year.
“The more tournaments you play the more experience you gain so I am certainly more experienced going into this season,” he said.
“Missing cuts on the EuroPro Tour is easy; you don’t have to play badly to miss cuts because the standard is so high. But I made a few cuts last summer and gained valuable experience over the winter.
“I have been in Spain, Morocco and I got a start on the European Tour in Dubai, which was great. That sets your goals really high because you know what you have to look forward to.
“I have played the course recently. They have added some new holes at Wensum Valley this year and it is drier than last year so I have no idea what the scoring will be like. The standard is very high on the EuroPro Tour and I think everybody is capable of winning an event.”
The Motocaddy Masters will take place over 54 holes, with a cut to the leading 50 players plus ties taken after the second round.
A two-hour highlights package of the event will be broadcast four times on Sky Sports HD, with the first airings on Wednesday, May 15 at 11am and 7pm.
Live scoring from the event will be available at www.europrotour.com