Hayling Island Press Release

Hayling Island Club HouseThe Jamega Pro Golf Tour Visits Hayling Golf Club
Monday & Tuesday, 29 & 30 March 2010

Hayling Golf Club is delighted to be hosting the season-opening tournament of the 2010 Jamega Tour schedule on 29 & 30 March 2010. This will be the first time that the Tour has visited Hayling Golf Club, and both sides are expecting an exciting display of golf on a fabulous course.

The Jamega Tour has been established for six years, and is going from strength to strength. The tour is committed to developing professional tournament golf throughout the UK.  Each tournament is played over two days, with 18 holes being played each day in groups of two or three. This is a great opportunity to watch potential stars of the future as well as legends of the past play their golf. One notable entrant in the tournament and great name from the past – Ronan Rafferty (Ryder Cup 1989).

One hundred golfers will compete for the £5,000 first place prize, including Hayling’s own professional golfers – Mark Treleaven and David Aitchison, who teamed up to win the Hampshire PGA Winter Fourball Tournament at South Winchester Golf Club on 1 March.

Members of the public are invited to visit Hayling Golf Club on 29/30 March to follow the professionals as
they play the premier links golf course on the South Coast of England.

Tee times, leaderboards, scorecards and results will be viewable online on www.jamegatour.co.uk

About Hayling Golf Club

Hayling Golf Club was established in 1883, and at 127 is one of the
oldest golf courses in England. This superb links golf course is found on the South Coast of England, just
to the east of the historical naval city of Portsmouth. The Clubhouse and the course enjoy panoramic views
of the Solent, the Isle of Wight, Langstone Harbour, with views of the landmark Spinnaker Tower in
Portsmouth in the distance. Hayling Golf Club is ranked 73rd in the "Top 100 Golf Courses in England.”

Ian Walton
Hayling Golf Club
Links Lane
Hayling Island, Hants
PO11 0BX
Phone: 023 9246 4446
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New for 2011

Well for most it’s been a long hard winter, that is apart from the most fortunate, who are able to slip southwards to play and practice in sunnier climes, good luck to you but we are jealous.

Well at Jamega we haven’t let the moss grow, we have to keep the tour moving forward improvements have to be made and I believe in this “off season” we’ve certainly been busy doing just that.

The 2011 Schedule being the first challenge as fitting 22 tournaments into our short “summer” season here in UK is always problematic and a bit of a squeeze but hey ho we not only managed it by our target date but once again we actually published most before the end of November.

I’m sure you’ll all agree with some excellent new additions to our established and proven list.  Hayling Island in superb condition with staggering views of the estuary, a gentle hint may I suggest that you don’t play it blind, it’s a “real” links. Don’t forget it’s a limited field and it’s filling up fast, enter now.

The "Tours" first time visits for this 2011 season include April, South Essex, July, Barnham Broom and The Shropshire, August, Aldwickbury, The Bristol Club and The Tytherington and last but not least in September Woodcote Park, so as you can see some rather interesting new additions

Changes and improvements

We’ve decided to introduce our own flags and pins, a change in the colour of our tee markers also a new order for our tees, pencils remain the same but a few more thousand required! All we hope for an improved image.

Without doubt our biggest and most significant challenge/improvement has been the re-design of our website, massive changes and additions to hopefully enhance your overall experience. New additions include, “personal player profiles”, you are invited to upload your own background details, also a facility for you to upload photos of your own choosing and of course sponsors details. A general photo gallery with history and action photographs.

Also a player/Sponsor forum allowing you all to enquire/ask on a range of subjects; sharing transport/accommodation, arrange practice round partners, discuss last tournament or one due to start in the near future, whatever! generally bounce off each other, the more you use this facility the better and more useful it will become.

Finally new for 2011, we have a new Marketing Team full of enthusiasm, some great ideas and a strong belief that they’ll be able to move the tour forward with a solid sponsor base and a prize-fund package to equal the best satellite tours in Europe.

We eagerly await your comments!

A "must read" for players new and established

Get Practising For A Full Season of Play With Jamega.

Firstly, we welcome you and thank you, for joining The Jamega Pro Golf Tour for 2010. For those of you yet to complete your membership, we look forward to hearing from you.

We’ve had a fantastic membership uptake already, we anticipate 2010 will be our best year so far, come and play your heart out, gain the experience, we want you all to enjoy and succeed. Whatever your targets, we’ll do our best to give you the right conditions, with excellent golf courses and organized to make your events with Jamega an enjoyable first step, to a long term career in tournament golf.

ALL, players must re-confirm their entry into every tournament between Wednesday and Friday leading up to each event, by text or a phone call, this even includes those of you that have listed and paid in advance... you might have picked up an injury and be unable to play!! Obviously those of you that enter on Wednesday or later have no need to re-confirm! This policy is to enable tee-times to be published with more accuracy.
Failure to re-confirm will mean the removal of your start position and your entry will then be in doubt and at the discretion of the Tournament Director.

Jamega has negotiated practice rounds, normally taken on the day preceding the Tournament, however for those wishing to practice earlier in the week, this may be possible but in both cases, a courtesy call is required to the Pro's Shop to request a tee-time.

Day 1 requests, for early starts (before 10:00) or a late start (after 10:00) will only be considered before tournament closure. Closure is 6:00pm each Friday. This also applies to players sharing cars and accommodation and would like to be playing in close proximity to each other.

All requests finish at 6:00pm on Friday.

On arrival on both days of the event, ensure that you report to tournament registration promptly, please follow the signs to the Registration Office where you need to collect your scorecard, pin-sheet and local rules, also to confirm your start position.

Entry Fees should be paid in advance, however any fees outstanding (late entries, for example) must be paid before the commencement of your first round. No cheques!

Those of you that are yet to supply your sponsors name or attachment / Golf Club, please text or Email soonest.
Our new tournament display and information system will advertise your sponsor or attachment....so make use of it, also let us know your national flag, e.g. Union Jack or Cross of St George.
Your name, do you wish to be James or Jim....William or Bill... Mark or Marc, please let us know.

Any queries or doubts with regards to tournament procedure or policy, firstly please read The Policy Document on our website or feel free to call the Jamega Pro-Line 07910 562735.

Don’t forget:

Any totally new “Full Member” that you introduce (after January 1st) we’ll give you a £50 discount off your next tournament entry. The larger the field, the greater the prize-fund, encourage your friends and colleagues to play.

The Jamega Team

Remember: Slow play will not be tolerated and the on course officials will impose penalties. Lets get rid of the "it's not me" mentality, slow play is initially the whole group's problem. Play ready golf, this benefits us all.