Sir Nick Faldo has announced that the Faldo Series has signed a three-year partnership deal with the acclaimed new Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

The deal means the Lough Erne Resort will be designated as the Home of the Faldo Series and the resort’s award-winning 7,167-yard Faldo Course will host the Faldo Series Grand Final in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and the Faldo Series Ireland Championship during the same years.

It will also extends a proud association with world number seven, Rory McIlroy, who is the Touring Professional at Lough Erne Resort and who is a former member of Team Faldo and won both the Under-15 and Under-17 Faldo Series titles in 2004 and 2006 respectively.

Other major figures who have participated in the Faldo Series since its launch in 1996 include Nick Dougherty, Marc Warren, Oliver Fisher and Melissa Reid.

Six-time Major winner, Faldo, announced this year’s Faldo Series Ireland Championship will be held at the Lough Erne Resort on May 24-25, with the 2010 Faldo Series Grand Final taking place four months later on September 21-23.

“I am delighted with the support that Lough Erne will be offering the Faldo Series over the next few years and am very much looking forward to extending my links with what is a very special resort,” said Faldo.

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