Tee times revealed for BIGGA National 2017

Tee times revealed for BIGGA National 2017

The tee times have been revealed for the opening day of the BIGGA National Championship sponsored by Charterhouse and Kubota.

Taking place at Verulam in St Albans, the championship is returning to the venue where it all began, 30 years ago, and the competition is expected to be a special occasion.

Pick up this month's Greenkeeper International for an exclusive course guide and an interview with Verulam Course Manager Chris Carpenter MG.

Verulam is also considered the home of the Ryder Cup, as it is where Samuel Ryder, inventor of the world famous competition which shares his name, played his golf.

The honour of hitting the first tee shot falls to defending champion Gary Burgess, of Grange Park and there will be a large number of prizes available for the competitors across both days.

BIGGA National 2017 tee times - Day 1 - 2 October 2017
1st tee
8.30am: Gary Burgess (2), Paul Davy (3), Ricky Jakes (4)
8.38am: Oliver Browning (+1), Gordon Sangster (+3), George Bell (+1)
8.46am: John McLoughlin, Scott Krokoszynski (1), Ross McCarthy (0)
8.54am: Christopher Lamb (+3), Derek McJannet (0), Danny Murray (2)
9.02am: Tom Workman (0), Darren Abbs (2), Danny Burchell (2)
9.10am: Nathanial Riddett (0), Bill Whybrow (4), Cassidy Steffens (1)
9.18am: Charlie Simpson (4), Leigh Mordy (3), Adam Clark (2)
9.26am: Matthew Strudwick (4), Steve Mason (5), Louis Dunn-Allen (4)
9.34am: Liam Mulkerrins (4), Anthony Duffield (6), Nick Roberts (5)
9.42am: George Grimes (4), Jason Hunt, Scott Parnell (5)
9.50am: Nigel Broadwith (8), Mark Blacknell (6), David Allen (6)

12th tee
9am: Sid Arrowsmith (8), Barry Holt (9), Paul Rolfe (8)
9.08am: Derek Cunliffe (8), David Fellows (12)
9.16am: Andrew Ramsey (17), Anthony Thacker (11), Steve Jones (12)
9.24am: Andrew Cornes (9), Carl Sharp (16)
9.32am: Louise Stephenson (14), Asa English (17), Terry Carver (19)
9.40am: Matthew Hutchinson (14), Peter Smith (16), Ben Knowles-Jackson (19)