Sir Nick Faldo has announced he'll be running a new event on the calendar, the inaugural Major Champions Invitational to be played March 12-14, 2018 at Bella Collina in Montverde, Florida. The Major Champions Invitational is a one-of-a-kind junior golf tournament created by World Golf Hall of Fame member and six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo.
An extension of the Faldo Series, the Major Champions Invitational will embody the same overall mission; to give opportunities to young people through golf, and help identify the next generation of champions. “I’m incredibly excited about hosting the Major Champions Invitational, and about the players who have committed to support the event,” said Faldo. “This event will allow major champions to give something back to the game that has given them so much, and hopefully, in time, it will become one of the most elite junior golf events in the world.”
In addition to Faldo, PGA TOUR professionals including Rory will support the effort at the inaugural event. McIlroy, a four-time major champion who spent 95 weeks as world number one in the Official World Golf Rankings between 2012 and 2015, is a past Faldo Series champion.
Twelve other major champions have committed to support the event either as participants or sponsors of teams including Jordan Speith, Adam Scott and John Daly.
As a result of Garvey's two winning performances at the Faldo Series Asia New Zealand Championships in 2016 and 2017 at Clearwater, and her second placed finish at the Faldo Series Asia finals in March 2017 she has been named as one of Sir Nick Faldo’s team along with three other junior players from around the world. "I'm super excited and honoured to be picked to play on Nick Faldo's team and to play under his name. It'll be cool to see him again and learn as much as I can from his experiences" said Garvey.
The NZ Faldo Series event hosted by Clearwater Golf Club is a credit to the club providing the pathway for a number of Canterbury junior players who have been rewarded with international travel for the Asia-Pacific Final with the generous support of the Canterbury Golf Development Trust, Marion and Todd Heller and New Zealand Golf.
The opportunity to represent Sir Nick was quickly accepted and opens up another opportunity for our future junior golfers to impress the world’s best players through events such as the Faldo Series Asia NZ Championship.
Juniors will play in teams of four, representing their respective major champions. Each player will play his or her own ball, using the best three individual scores as the team score at the end of each day. After 72 holes, prizes will be awarded for the individual male and female winners, as well as the overall winning team.
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