This week will have to go some way to beat the thrills and spills of the last 7 days for Champions of Golf and its playing professionals but with six players in action who knows what the week ahead may have in store.
We begin the brief round up on the European Senior Tour where fresh on the back of a debut win at the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open last week, Paul Broadhurst is gunning for his second piece of silverwear at the Travis Perkins Senior Masters. Another player from the Champions stable attempting to battle Paul to the title is three time European Senior Tour winner Gary Wolstenholme, who on the back of a top 15 finish last week and a 31st place position in the current Order of Merit, Gary will also be looking for a strong week.
Both players get underway on the Dukes course at Woburn GC on Friday 4th September in the first round.
Also in action this week are the two Scott's, Arnold and Henry as they travel to France to play in the Cordon Golf Open at Pleneuf. At present after the Rolex Trophy Scott Henry finds himself in 8th position on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit with the top 15 players gaining their playing rights on the main European Tour for 2016. With only a handful of tournaments left this year Henry is in a very strong position but it is Arnold who is looking to finish the season with a flourish. Currently in 69th position on the Order of Merit, Arnold needs a good finish this week to keep his hopes of playing on the main tour in 2016 alive without making the trip to Q School.
Arnold and Henry get underway tomorrow (Thursday 3rd September) in round one of the Cordon Golf Open, concluding on Sunday 6th, so long as they make the half way cut.
The last Champions of Golf professional on show this week is Neil Fenwick. the Dunbar professional is playing on the Hotel Planner.com EuroPro Tour this year and despite not winning a tournament yet, having had multiple top 5 finishes, he is in a strong position, 8th on the Race to Desert Springs Order of Merit. He is a little over £3,000 off 5th place with the top 5 gaining Challenge Tour cards for 2016, this is clearly his ultimate goal this season.
This weeks event in Kent gets underway today (Wednesday 2nd September) and concludes on Friday, it is the penultimate event on the 2015 schedule ahead of the tour grand final at the end of October in Almeira, Spain.
One player who unfortunately wont be competing this week is Jason Palmer. The Kirby Muxloe professional is still recovering from a wrist injury and remains at home practicing and receiving treatment in a bid to play the remaining events on the main European Tour and do enough to keep his card for 2016. We all wish Jason well on his recovery.
Good luck to everyone competing this week and please check back for more updates on hos they have all played!