A record number of young golfers have entered the 2010 Faldo Series Europe with almost 2,000 applicants registering their intent to follow in the footsteps of Rory McIlroy, Nick Dougherty and Melissa Reid.

The 2010 Faldo Series Europe will get underway at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire on March 31-April 1 and Sir Nick Faldo is excited by the massive interest the event has attracted.

“I am delighted to announce this year’s Faldo Series Europe has been extended to include new events in Greece, Slovakia and The Netherlands and will see more players participating than ever before,” said Faldo. 

McIlroy
, Dougherty and Reid all won at least one event on previous Faldo Series’ events before going on to to forge successful professional careers and Faldo is particularly happy with the increase in the number of female applicants. 

“It is very encouraging and it’s particularly pleasing to see a significant increase in the number of girls entering the Series,” he added. “It all bodes well for what I am sure will be an excellent Series and a tremendous Grand Final at the new home of the Faldo Series Europe at Lough Erne Resort.”

The Faldo Series was created by the six-time Major winner back in 1996 to help to identify and nurture the next generations of young champions and with his support and with the help of the likes of The R&A, the European Tour, and Lough Erne Resort it has developed into one of the most prestigious events on the youth golfing calendar.

For more information about the Faldo Series Europe visit nickfaldo.com

Where next?

Ballantine’s Championship: Ballantine’s player interviews
Industry news: Softspikes launches Black Widow ball retriever
Prizes
: Enter competitions to win