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YOUR Passport to Pravets? Get qualifying…!3 min read

Posted on: 4th Apr 2012

pravets_hotelLaunched to universal acclaim last Autumn, the UNICREDIT PGA Professional Championship of Europe, at the PRAVETS Golf & Spa, Bulgaria, is firmly established as the No.1 individual playing target on the association’s tournament schedule…but first, for potential champions, comes the necessity to qualify for a shot at it!

Before the elite field of 60 players can take shape for the second staging of the 72-hole stroke play title on September 17-20,  each member PGA wishing to be represented – and surely that must be all? – has to nominate its national qualifying event to take place in the upcoming weeks or months.

Some have already specified their qualifiers and are listed below. Others are in the process of so doing and their qualifying events will be named in newsletters in the next month or two.  Some member countries have not, however, indicated their intentions yet and are urged to do so as soon as they can.

“Ideally every PGA professional who includes tournament competition in their list of career intentions should get the opportunity to attempt to qualify for this highly prestigious championship,” said PGAs of Europe chief executisantos_-_pravets_2011ve Ian Randell.

“When Hugo Santos (pictured), the pro at Vila Sol in Portugal, won the inaugural championship in 2011 it put an achievement on his cv that, I’m sure, he will always cherish. PGA Professional Champion of Europe…who wouldn’t be proud of such a title?

Jonathan Pendry, Golf Courses Director of Braemar Golf commented, “Braemar Golf and RIU Pravets Resort are delighted to be hosting once again the UNICREDIT PGA Professional Championship of Europe. The event last year was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed some great golf and socialising as well with the professionals. We look forward to meeting with old friends and making new ones and wish the qualifiers the very best of luck!! “


AustriaNational Offene MeisterschaftGolf Club Murhof14-17 June
BelgiumOmnium of BelgiumLimburg G&CC16-19 August
Czech RepublicPGAC Czech MastersGolf Club Sokolov19-21 July
DenmarkTeachers Tour Event Roskilde Golfklub11 June
EnglandGlenmuir PGA Professional ChampionshipDe Vere Carden Park7-10 August
FinlandPGA of Finland ChampionshipLinne G&CC27-29 June
FrancePGA France Turkish Alliance
National Championship
November 2011
January 2012
GermanyHDI Gerling German PGA ChampionshipGleidingen Golf Club30 July–2 August
GreeceNational ChampionshipGlyfada Golf Club21-24 June
HollandPGA Professional Championship Kwalificatietba20 August
HungaryNational PGA Championshiptbatba (August)
IcelandPGA Championship of Icelandtbatba
IrelandJohnston Mooney & O’Brien PGA ChallengeCarton House22-23 August
ItalyPGAI Club Professional ChampionshipBogogno Golf Club29-30 May
Luxembourg2011 National ChampionshipOctober 2011
MaltaIIG Bank ChampionshipRoyal Malta Golf Club8-10 June
PolandPGA Polska ProTourAmber Baltic Golf Club17-19 August
PortugalMontado PGA Portugal OpenMontado Hotel & Golf Resort28-29 May
RussiaRussian Pro-TourTseleevo Golf Club31 July-1 August
ScotlandScottish PGA ChampionshipGleneagles23-26 July
SlovakiaPGA SK TournamentWelten BAC21 June
SloveniaPGA Slovenia ChampionshipDiners GCC2-4 July
Sweden2011 National ChampionshipOctober 2011
SwitzerlandCredit Suisse PGA ChampionshipGC Interlaken-Unterseen7-9 August
WalesGlenmuir PGA Professional ChampionshipDe Vere Carden Park7-10 August
CanadaMr Lube PGA Championship of CanadaCountry Hills Golf Club18-22 June
Hong KongAgeas HKPGA ChampionshipHong Kong GC,
Discovery Bay GC,
Kau Sai Chau Jockey Club GC
21-23 May
South Africa