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Hanbury Manor, a Marriott Golf and Country Club in Ware, Hertfordshire, is counting down the days until the 26th August when stars of the European Senior Tour will descend upon its fairways for the Tour’s most unique and newest UK event.

The Willow Senior Golf Classic was added to the 2016 schedule earlier this year, and offers a unique opportunity for amateurs to be part of a recognised tour event. The alliance format of the tournament allows amateurs to play alongside the star studded line-up of players during the main tournament days, 26-28th of August.

Applications are open to all amateurs who wish to enter, and all teams will be drawn, meaning those who play are in with the chance of teeing-up alongside some of the best players on the European Senior Tour.

Entries for the main tournament cost only £4,000 per individual place, and there’s also the chance to play in two pro-am days preceding the Willow Senior Golf Classic at £1,250 per team (three players per team); these will take place from the 24th-25th August.

All proceeds from the Senior Tour Event will go to Willow, the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to provide uplifting and unforgettable Special Days, enabling them to fulfil lifelong dreams and create treasured memories with loved ones.

Commenting on the event, Willow Life President and co-founder, Bob Wilson says “What an exciting opportunity to play golf alongside celebrities and professional golfers alike and be part of this prestigious Senior Tour. And at the same time raising much needed funds for Willow, enabling us to help many more seriously ill young adults and their loved ones.”

Andy Stubbs, Managing Director of the European Senior Tour, said: “We are delighted to be able to add another event on English soil to the 2016 Senior Tour schedule, but we are also delighted to be able to support Willow and help highlight the fantastic work they do.

“We are extremely grateful to Duncan Sinclair for his generosity in enabling this event to happen and for his valued support of the European Senior Tour over the years. Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club is a superb venue for a Senior Tour event and collectively we look forward to working together to promote Willow and raise funds, for what is a very worthy cause.”

Govert Deketh, General Manager at Hanbury Manor Golf and Country Club, hopes that the tournament will become a regular fixture at the club:

“The Willow Senior Golf Classic presents an exclusive opportunity for everyday golfers to play alongside the greats on our championship course,

“We hope that all who come along in August will enjoy the unique experience and brilliant facilities we have on offer here at Hanbury Manor, and that the event will be an overall success in securing a return and importantly, raising vital funds for a worthwhile charity.”

The alliance formatted Willow Senior Golf Classic will take place from the 26th-28th August and a range of hospitality packages will be available for the duration of the tournament.

Entries for the main tournament and the pro-am days can still be made online, but numbers are limited, so prompt booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

To book your place in the tournament, contact events@willowfoundation.org.uk.

To watch the action unfold this August, tickets are available now from

http://tickets.europeantour.com/event/willow-senior-golf-classic/hanbury-manor-marriott-hotel-cc/959620/

For more information regarding Hanbury Manor Golf and Country Club, visit www.marriottgolf.co.uk/club/hanbury-manor.