The Trilby Tour – the popular amateur series that puts ‘everyday gamers’ in the ‘professional’ spotlight – will return this year with an all-new format that will see women go head-to-head with their male counterparts.
In what is seen as a major revamp of one of the game’s most iconic events, the highly anticipated relaunch of the Trilby Tour – under new ownership of leading golf and leisure company Darwin Escapes – will air on Sky Sports and played across a series of premier venues in England and Scotland.
Quality and equality
More attractive prize money, a reduced entry fee and with all competitors dressed in the latest Glenmuir clothing line with a host of player incentives, the high end look of the tour will set the agenda for a triumphant return.
But arguably the biggest and most welcoming change comes with the news that women will have the opportunity to showcase their talents on an equal footing with men as golf continues to thrive in the UK with a booming number of players over the past two years.
Golf Monthly columnist and Sky Sports presenter Sarah Stirk – who is also an ambassador for Darwin Escapes – commented: “I am delighted to be part of the brand new Trilby Tour for 2022. The game is in very good shape at the moment. , and it’s been great to see the Trilby Tour moving forward since Darwin Escapes bought it last year.
“Not only is it now fully refreshed, with some great new partners, but it also has women playing one-on-one with the men for the coveted Trilby Tour title. I can’t wait to be part of the show.
New courses – new structure
The three-month programme, which kicks off in June, will see the top 15 players – ten men and five women – from each of the summer’s four championship events advance to the grand final in September.
The Trilby Tour Championship will kick off at Springs Resort & Golf Club on June 13 before heading to Carus Green on June 27 in Cumbria.
Kilnwick Percy in Yorkshire is next on July 4, with business then heading north of the border for the Championship final event in Ayrshire at the recent Dundonald Links upgrade on August 14, then returning to the same place to conclude with the grand finale on September 19 – where the 2022 Trilby Tour champion will be crowned.
Not your average golf event…
Created by legendary Saville Row tailor William Hunt in 2007, the Trilby Tour’s unique selling point is that amateur golfers experience the game the way the professionals do, in tournament conditions and with television cameras following each of their movements.
The event quickly grew in numbers and popularity, with the camaraderie of the ‘Trilby Tourians’ and the fierce competitive format of the competition making it one of the biggest competitions on the amateur circuit.
What they said…
Ashley Pheasant, Head of Golf for Darwin Escapes, said: “We can’t wait to get started on the 2022 Trilby Tour. When we embarked on this trip, we wanted to make it the best amateur golf tour in the country.
“With the changes we have made, we are bringing additional value to competitors and we are delighted to see all of our championships returning to Sky Sports. It’s only fitting that we have men and women competing for the first time at Dundonald Links, the home of the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open.
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What is the Trilby Tour?
The Trilby Tour is an amateur golf tour, organized through a number of events across the UK. Now open to both men and women, the top performers from each Championship event will advance to the September Grand Finals in a pool of 60 at Dundonald Links.
Who owns the Trilby Tour?
The Trilby Tour is owned by golf and leisure company Darwin Escapes, which purchased the brand from founder William Hunt. Darwin Escapes has resorts and homes in the UK as well as three golf courses – Dundonald Links, Kilnwick Percy Golf Club and The Springs Golf Club.
What are the routes of the Trilby Tour?
The 2022 Trilby Tour program has been unveiled. The courses included are:
- The Springs Resort and Golf Club
- Carus Green Golf Club
- Dundonald Links
- Kilnwick Percy Resort and Golf Club
How much does it cost to play the Trilby Tour?
£260. The newly reduced entry fee includes Glenmuir clothing, a practice round, food and same-day prizes, plus a voucher booklet for special offers at Darwin Escapes golf venues.
Is the Trilby Tour on TV?
The Trilby Tour is on Sky Sports Golf, with the broadcaster set to show highlight packages from each Trilby Tour event.