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.