Carus Green golf club member and professional golfer, Adam Chapman, has expressed his delight at earning playing rights for this year’s EuroPro tour.
Adam, who only turned professional at the end of last year, has started the season well, coming 21st out of 85 players in the first qualifying round for the EuroPro tour at Formby Hall, near Liverpool two weeks ago. He followed this success being placed 33rd out of 240 players in the second qualifying round at Frilford Heath golf club in Oxford, last week.
Clearly on form and ready to get his professional career underway, Adam will compete in three separate tournaments next week in Lancashire and Cheshire, followed by the 18-36 tour, with the first EuroPro tour opener taking place from 26-28 April at Colt Course at Close House. The second event then takes place at Ballykisteen golf club in Ireland from 10-12 May.
The EuroPro tour is Europe’s leading development tour, and the European Tour’s satellite in the UK and Ireland. Offering direct access to the Challenge Tour through the final Order of Merit, EuroPro tour players will compete for more than £800,000 of prize money in 2017, with the top five golfers at the end of the season awarded a category on the 2018 Challenge Tour. Providing vital experience of life on tour, players will compete in 15 main events at some of the UK and Ireland’s finest golfing venues such as Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa and Machynys Peninsula.
Securing playing rights on the EuroPro tour was one of Adam’s targets for 2017 as he explains: “This was definitely one of my key targets for the year, so I’m delighted to be joining the EuroPro tour in 2017,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to the season – my first as a professional and it’s got off to an extremely positive start. Of course, the team at Carus have been tremendous in helping me prepare for the months ahead; in particular, Graham Curtin and Andrew Pickering. Their on-going support is invaluable.”