New pro-am features Royal Birkdale

A new 54-hole tournament has been added to England’s Golf Coast Pro-Am programme for 2014. The new event is for teams of one PGA professional and his three amateur partners. It will be staged on consecutive days at Royal Birkdale on Monday 19 May, Formby on Tuesday 20 May and Formby Hall on Wednesday 21 May. There’s a first prize of £3,000 with a total prize fund of £15,000 and entry open to all PGA members. The field is limited to 31 teams of four with entrants paying a £1,500 entry fee accepted on a first come, first served basis. Entries must be received no later than 18 April and can be made via the PGA’s online tournament system at