Three Midland pros will aim to shine when they take on some of golf’s biggest names in the prestigious De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship next week.
Andrew Bownes (North Warwickshire), Frank Kiddie (Hawkstone Park) and Barrie Stevens (Beau Desert, Cannock) will be up against a host of star players including former Ryder Cup captains Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam when they tee off in the £250,000 at Northumberland’s Slaley Hall from June 25-28.
The trio qualified for the event, which is the longest-running tournament on the European Senior Tour, after finishing in the top 20 at the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Northants County last month.
Sky Sports will televise the PGA Seniors Championship, which will be played over the Dave Thomas-designed Hunting Course and remains one of the flagship events on the Senior circuit and one of only two 72-hole championships on the Tour – the other being the Seniors Open.
Previous champions include Open Championship winners Max Faulkner, Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson, while Christy O’Connor lifted the PGA Seniors title six times.