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Gary Wolstenholme appluads "Ryder Cup Moment" for amateurs
January 19, 2011

Gary Wolstenholme, MBE, English golf professional with the one of the most successful amateur careers of all time, has become the Ambassador to The Four Nations Golf Challenge.

Gary, managed by Champions (UK) PLC and having represented Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup on six occasions and England a record 218 times, enthused at the concept of the newly-announced 2011 Four Nations Golf Challenge. This team competition devised and organised by Concierge Golf  for club golfers of all handicaps, gives players the unique opportunity of playing for their country - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - and experience their very own 'Ryder Cup moment'.

Gary said, "I can tell you that there is no better feeling than playing for your Country and being part of a team. When I first heard about the Four Nations Golf Challenge I thought "what a brilliant idea" as it offers that opportunity to Club golfers to qualify for their national team and experience the kind of nail-biting finish witnessed in the final of the recent Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor".

He continued, "There's nothing else like it for the amateur, feeling the passion that our top professionals experience in playing the game for national pride. I'm really excited about what I feel could become one of the most exciting competitions ever devised for the club golfer and I'm very proud to be associated with the Four Nations Golf Challenge".

Roger Brady, Director of Concierge Golf, said, "Given Gary's vast experience of international team golf and his affinity with amateur golfers everywhere, there is no better qualified person to represent the Four Nations Golf Challenge. We are delighted to have him as our Ambassador"

Open to men and ladies, The Four Nations Golf Challenge will culminate in a Grand Final to be contested by four teams of 12 players representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales at The Oxfordshire Golf Club in the Chiltern Hills from 25 - 28 September, 2011.

To earn their chance to represent the Champion Golf Nation of the Year, a pair will need to win a maximum of four four-ball, better-ball matches, starting in May, in regional brackets consisting of 16 pairs each. If necessary, depending on the number of entries, a one-day final qualifying event will be held to decide which six pairs will represent their country in the Grand Final.

The Oxfordshire, a spectacular rolling layout designed by Rees Jones and owned by the Leaderboard Group which also includes Chart Hills, Dale Hill and Sandford Springs, opened its own state- of-the-art four-star hotel last May and every finalist  will stay free of charge throughout the four days of the Grand Final, which is planned to be televised.

The cost of entry is just £20.00 per person (£40.00 per pair) and entries will close on 30th April 2011. For tournament registration and other information click onto   or call 01276 35505.

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