The Pathway to the Pro’s
Play in events that test you against the very best amateurs in the world. An opportunity to gain exemptions to DP World Tour and Challenge Tour Events. In 2023 The Elite Tour is made up of 8 individual events in the UK, Europe and USA.
Faldo Elite Rankings accumulates your best 4 positions in the season at any events where the winner will have Challenge Tour exemption for events in 2024.
1 Day prior to the event - 1 round
Additional rounds outside of the designated practice day will be at the discretion of the host venue Rules
Challenge Tour starts are available to winners of sprints 1 and 2 and the overall Rankings. Specific details of which Challenge Tour will be released throughout the 2023 Season.
(See FAQs on this page for details on rankings and sprints)
|23rd & 24th February||El Prat||Spain||36 Hole|
|26th April||Heswall||England||18 Hole|
|22nd May||Welwyn Garden City||England||18 Hole|
|6th June||Murrayshall||Scotland||18 Hole|
|15th June||Trentham||England||18 Hole|
|31st July||Luton Hoo||England||18 Hole|
|December (TBC)||Florida (TBC)||USA||36 Hole|
|January 2024 (TBC)||Florida (TBC)||USA||54 Hole|
The Faldo Elite Tour rankings are the accumulation of ranking points based on top 20 finishes in any Elite Tour Event. The rankings will take account of the best 4 finishes for the end of season rankings. For 2023 running alongside this will be two Sprints, where the points will be totalised from events 1-3 and 4-6 respectively taking account of the best 2 scores, all points get carried forward to the over all rankings.
All Faldo Elite Tournaments.
The points are distributed by the below table for the top 20 in every event.
The distribution of points is approximately:
(% is a rounded approximate, specific points per position are available on full points table)
The first 7 events have the same points structure regardless of volume of holes played, size or strength of field. The 8th event The Faldo Amateur carries double points on the same points structure as all Elite Events.
This is associated to the final event of the season the Faldo Amateur.
This season ending finale takes place in Florida at the beginning of January 2024. This is a major amateur event that comes at the conclusion of The Faldo Elite Tour, providing the opportunity for all players to claim a top 20 ranked place as the points are doubled and the champions are crowned.
Challenge Tour starts are available to winners of the Sprints and the overall Rankings. Full details will be released throughout the 2023 Season.
Following the conclusion of all 8 events the winners will be announced on 10th January 2024, following the results at The Faldo Amateur. Winners will gain Challenge Tour exemptions during the 2024 season, based on a players best 4 positions in the 8 Faldo Elite Tour events. .
Following the results of the first 3 events, the winners will be announced on the 22nd May 2023 and will gain Challenge Tour exemptions during the 2023 season. The points will be based on a players best 2 positions in the first 3 Faldo Elite Tour events. All points are carried over into the end of season Faldo Elite Rankings.
Following the results of the Events 4-6, the winners will be announced on the 31st July 2023 and will gain Challenge Tour exemptions during the 2023 season. The points will be based on a players best 2 positions in the first 3 Faldo Elite Tour events. All points are carried over into the end of season Faldo Elite Rankings.
Sprint 1 – Following Event 3 on 22nd May
Sprint 2 – Following Event 6 on 31st July
Faldo Elite Tour Ranking Winner – Following the Faldo Amateur around 10th Jan 2024.
Become a member of the Faldo Elite Tour and Junior Tour and start gaining benefits to play, including direct discount off entry fees for events and priority entry access into events.
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