CONGRATULATIONS COLIN MONTGOMERIE
WINNER OF SHIPCO MASTERS 2018
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Simon´s Golf Club - 25th Anniversary
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Simon’s Golf Club – 25th Anniversary
The popular Staysure Tour (formerly European Senior Tour) is returning to Denmark in 2018. Simon’s Golf Club in Humlebæk, North Zealand is to host an event on the Staysure Tour in celebration of the golf clubs 25th Anniversary.
“It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Simon’s Golf has signed an agreement with the Staysure Tour to host a Staysure Tournament in connection with Simon’s Golf 25th Anniversary in May / June 2018. It is a great tournament and we expect many Danish golf enthusiasts and spectators for this unique golf experience on Danish soil, ”
“We are delighted to return to Denmark and for the first time to Simon’s Golf Club, one of the most prestigious golf courses in Denmark. The Staysure Tour offers a unique opportunity for interaction with some of the sports legendary players and past champions, and is a particularly effective environment for sales, marketing and client entertainment. We are greatly looking forward to showcasing the skills and personalities of our players to an enthusiastic and welcoming new audience.”
Head of the Staysure Tour
On behalf of the Staysure Tour, I am delighted to welcome you to the Shipco Masters promoted by Simon’s Golf Club as it makes its debut on the Staysure Tour.
This week’s tournament takes place in the picturesque setting of Simon’s Golf Club, which marks its 25th anniversary during the week.
The course has seen plenty of memorable golf during its 25 years after hosting European Tour, Challenge Tour and European Ladies Tour events during the 1990s and 2000s, and we hope to see plenty more this week, and in the seasons to come.
We have already had an exciting start to the season with a play-off to decide the first tournament of the year, with Thaworn Wiratchant prevailing – and we are all looking forward to the Staysure Tour’s first event on European soil since Stephen Dodd’s dramatic victory at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters at the Forest of Arden in Coventry, England.
The field promises to be one of the strongest of the year with three former victorious European Ryder Cup Captains – Paul McGinley, Colin Montgomerie and Ian Woosnam – teeing it up, alongside no fewer than 11 former Ryder Cup players including Barry Lane, Phillip Price and Costantino Rocca.
Our thanks go to Arne Simonsen and his team for the fantastic support of this event as part of their anniversary celebrations.
We must also thank the members, volunteer marshals and scorers for their work and dedication throughout the week, and to the spectators who make each event on the Staysure Tour a special occasion.
We hope you enjoy the golf on show this week.
Head of the Staysure Tour
What is the Staysure Tour?
The Staysure Tour, formerly known as the European Senior Tour, is an international golf tour for professional golfers over the age of 50, featuring some of the sport’s most iconic names.
Launched in 1992 after the success of The Senior Open Presented by Rolex, the Tour visits destinations across four continents, showcasing these venues and regions to a global golf tourism audience.
Many of the pioneering champions who played on the European Tour during the 1970s, 80s and 90s make up the Staysure Tour’s active membership which, in 2017, included eight Ryder Cup Captains, 29 former Ryder Cup players, nine Major Champions and 73 European Tour winners.
Former Ryder Cup Captains Colin Montgomerie, Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam are among the winners of the John Jacobs Trophy, which is awarded to the golfer who finishes first on the Staysure Tour Order of Merit each season.
In 2017, former Ryder Cup Captains Paul McGinley and José María Olazábal played in their first Staysure Tour events after turning 50. Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke will join the Tour in 2018, as will Ryder Cup player Thomas Levet.
Next year, former Ryder Cup player and 1999 Open Championship winner Paul Lawrie, and 2008 European Tour Number One Robert Karlsson will be eligible to join the Staysure Tour.
The 2018 International Schedule includes a minimum of 18 events on four continents, including three Senior Major Championships. The Senior Open Presented by Rolex will be played on the Old Course at St Andrews for the first time in its history this year.
This year, the Shipco Masters promoted by Simon’s Golf is one of three new confirmed tournaments added to the schedule, joining the Costa Blanca Benidorm Senior Golf Masters and Staysure PGA Seniors Championship on the calendar.
The Staysure Tour offers a unique Pro-Am experience at all of its events, with some tournaments incorporating an Alliance format, allowing amateur golfers to play two competition rounds with our members.
United Kingdom-based insurance company Staysure became the first ever title sponsor of the European Senior Tour on January 2, 2018 at the start of the Tour’s 27th season.