HowzatGolf combine cricket and golf with national charity series
A new national golf series to support disadvantaged and disabled young people around the UK has been launched by HowzatGolf – giving you the chance to play at some of the best courses in the country including the final at the Forest of Arden Golf Club.
In partnership with Marriott Golf Resorts UK, the Howzat National Series will see qualifying events held at four regional tournaments with the winners of each being invited to play in the final – all while raising money for the Lord’s Taverners charity.
Join stars from the world of sport and entertainment on the courses to compete in the unique HowzatGolf format devised by a group of cricket and golf loving individuals – including Middlesex’s John Simpson - who saw an opportunity to bring the key elements of both sports under one banner.
HowzatGolf allows both cricketers and sports lovers in general to play competitive team golf that has all the exciting elements of Golf's Ryder Cup but all the key aspects of exciting cricket. Instead of the traditional mode of golf scoring, players’ nett scores on each hole equate to runs in cricket – for example, a par equals to four runs but you can also lose runs with by incurring penalty shots.
Lord’s Taverners ambassador Simpson said: “HowzatGolf is a fresh concept that brings together elements of both sports under one banner. It’s a great way of engaging both cricketers and sports lovers in general to play competitive team golf that has all the exciting elements of Golf's Ryder Cup, but all the key aspects of exciting cricket. The HowzatGolf national series with the Lord’s Taverners will take it to the next level and give many more people the chance to try it out, play some fantastic golf at some of the country’s best courses and challenge yourself against players from across the country. All this while helping to raise money for disadvantaged and disabled young people in the company of stars from the world of sport and entertainment. It’s going to be a very exciting series.”
The qualifying events, which are on sale now priced £150 per person, take place at the below courses:
Q1 - 23 June - Midlands Region Qualifier - Breadsall Priory GC, Derby - click here to book
Q2 - 5 August - Western Region Qualifier - St Pierre Resort, Chepstow - click here to book
Q3 – 1 September - Southern Region Qualifier - Tudor Park, Maidstone - click here to book
Q4 - 14 September - North Region Qualifier - Worsley Park GC, Manchester - click here to book
Grand Final - 13 October - Forest of Arden GC, Warwickshire
The top 10 run scorers at each qualifying event are then invited to compete in the Grand Final at the Forest of Arden and represent their region for no extra fee.
All monies raised from the series will support the life-changing work of the Lord’s Taverners to empower disadvantaged and disabled young people to fulfil their potential and build life skills.