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The Grove hosts leading amateur events

The Grove is to host two of the UK’s leading open amateur competitions, Back on Black and The Bentley Cup. Located less than 25 miles northwest of central London, The Grove is the only UK venue to have hosted a World Golf Championship (WGC) event in 2006, that was won by Tiger Woods.

The Back on Black event, returning for its eleventh year, provides a unique opportunity for amateur golfers 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 4 October, 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 28 September, with the overall champions winning a prize to compete in the Sportingclass Srixon Industry Invitational Finals in Florida, USA.

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.” More at: www.thegrove.co.uk/golf/events-competitions