The Grove is set to host two open amateur competitions, Back on Black and The Bentley Cup – enter and relish the unique opportunity to experience golf under Tiger-like tournament conditions.
Located less than 25 miles north west of central London, The Grove remains the only UK venue to have hosted a World Golf Championship (WGC) event in 2006, which was won by Tiger Woods.
The Back on Black event, returning for its 11th year, provides a unique opportunity for amateurs to experience what it was like to play in the final day of the WGC tournament, as the tee and pin positions mirror those faced by Tiger Woods.
The competition is made up of four separate summer qualifying rounds, culminating in a Grand Final on October 4, where the champion wins a four-night golfing break for two to Dubai.
The Bentley Cup, sponsored by the luxury car manufacturer, is a pairs-only event, designed to ensure all entrants receive ‘the tour pro treatment’ from the moment they arrive at The Grove.
The top five teams from the qualifying events throughout the summer, progress to the Grand Final on September 28, with the overall champions winning a prize to compete in the Sportingclass Srixon Industry Invitational Finals in Florida, USA.
Back on Black
Entry fee: £135, including welcome gifts, sandwich and refreshments at the turn, drink after golf.
Qualifier dates: July 5, Aug 23 and Sept 20.
Final: Oct 4.
The Bentley Cup
Entry fee: £298 per pair, including welcome breakfast and registration; full use of the driving range, short game area and putting green; Bentley key chain, Bentley gift pack, nearest the pin & longest drive competitions, buffet lunch and prizes.
Qualifier dates: June 22, July 13 and Aug 24.
Final: September 28.
Designed by internationally acclaimed golf course architect, Kyle Phillips, The Grove continues to be acknowledged in many influential Top 100 rankings lists.
Anna Darnell, Director of Golf at The Grove, said: “Back on Black and The Bentley Cup are fast-becoming two of the UK’s most prestigious open competitions. Many golfers now return year-after-year to compete in these events, such is their popularity.”
To enter visit www.thegrove.co.uk/golf/events-competitions
Picture Caption: Play like Tiger Woods at the 2006 WGC American Express Championship in the Back on Black event at The Grove this summer.