Wensum Valley prepares for EuroPro Motocaddy Masters

Wensum Valley is putting the finishing touches to preparations for the start of the EuroPro Motocaddy Masters.

The tournament, which tees-off on Tuesday next week, is a 54-hole strokeplay event and will see a heady mix of some of the country's best up-and-coming young professional talent vying for a top prize of £10,000 against some more established Tour players.

The EuroPro is a feeder Tour to the Challenge Tour and ultimately the European Tour and has acted as a springboard for some of the top names in the game today.

Flying the flag for Norfolk will be Costessey Park's Ian Ellis, Sheringham's William Harrold and Alexander Holmes from Gorleston.

'It's a great opportunity for golf fans and sports fans to see how the professionals go about their business,' said Wensum Valley's head pro, Brad Jordan.

'There is some really good young talent on the EuroPro tour as players look to hone their game as they bid to move up the ranks. All the lads out there are dreaming of one day playing on the European Tour and this is a stepping stone along the way.

'It's by far the biggest professional tournament to come to Norfolk and we are very proud at Wensum Valley to host the event.

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'It would be great to see people out on the course supporting their local professionals in what is such a highly competitive sport. The course is in great condition and I'm looking forward to seeing some great action.'

A maximum of 156 players will play 18 holes on Tuesday and Wednesday and there will then be a cut with the top 50 players and ties playing a final 18 holes on Thursday. Meanwhile, Wensum Valley recently hosted an interschool championship, which saw 15 schools from around the county take part. The winner was Tom Piper from Reepham High with a nett 65 off a handicap of 24. The best gross score was Joe Long from Smithdon High, Hunstanton, with a 88 playing off a handicap of 13, while the second best gross score was Kale Heath with an 88 playing off 14.

All three will play in the EuroPro Pro-Am, which takes place on Monday. Ring (01603) 261012 for more information on the tournament.