MGA OPEN

MGA Open

August 4th& 5th

Two day strokeplay tournament at the stunning Forest Pines Golf Hotel, Lincolnshire.

Welcome to The MGA Open

You are invited to take part in one of the most anticipated amateur golf tournaments the UK has ever seen. We are delighted to confirm that the inaugural MGA Open 2023 will this year be held at the fabulous Forest Pines Golf Resort. Forest Pines is one of the country’s premier golf venues. This superb championship course has hosted the Junior Golf Championships, the PGA Super 60s and the Euro Pro Qualifier events for the future names in golf, as well as being favourably compared to the likes of Woburn and Wentworth. We now invite you to create your own history.

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Uplands Golf

17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA
93953, USA

Monday to Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

The MGA Open 2020

 

October 25th & 26th
The Belfry

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Compete against fellow golfers from across the UK

2 Day
Tournament

A fully immersive golfing experience with golf, hotel, food & prizes

2 World-Class Courses

Play The Brabazon & The PGA National

Welcome to The MGA Open 2020

You are invited to take part in one of the most anticipated amateur golf tournaments the UK has ever seen. We are delighted to confirm that the inaugural MGA Open 2020 will this year be held at the world-renowned Belfry. The majestic fairways and carpet-smooth greens of The Brabazon form a world-famous stage on which some of golf’s most exhilarating dramas have played out. We now invite you to create your own history.


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The Belfry

Walk in the footsteps of golfing legends – Seve’s historic drive onto the 10th green; Sam Torrance’s famous putt that won the 1985 Ryder Cup match for the European Team or Christie O’Connor Jr’s belligerent 2 iron across the lake at the 18th. What will be your moment?


Two Day Tournament

A unique opportunity to test yourself against players from across the UK. You will be given the chance to play both The Brabazon & The PGA National over two exciting days.

Luxury Hotel

Experience the world-class luxury of the award-winning Belfry Hotel & Resort, including iconic golf, restaurants, stunning rooms and a relaxing spa. Spending time in the hotel will evoke memories of the superb Ryder Cup matches to have been staged at The Belfry, especially when you pass the European and American team rooms, where so many rousing speeches have been delivered.


“I look into their eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, ‘I am going to bury you.”

Seve Ballesteros

The Tournament

The MGA Open is a two-day tournament played across The Brabazon & The PGA National. This is a singles tournament where we will add your Stableford score from day one to your Stableford score from day two for an overall points score.
On day two The MGA Open will be given course exclusivity as we are starting with a shotgun start on both courses.

 

 

 

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2 DAY tournament

The full field will play 18 holes on both of the two days, with one round on each of the two courses, The Brabazon on one day and The PGA National the next day.

STABLEFORD SCORING

The competition shall consist of 36 holes Stableford off 100% handicap. Your final score will be a cumulative score of Stableford points accrued over the two days.

120+ pLAYERS

Join a field of 120+ players from across the UK who love the game as much as you do.

Handicap Divisions

The tournament will be broken down into three handicap divisions (TBC).

Div 1: 0-10

Div 2: 11 – 18

Div 3: 19+

100% OF CONGU HANDICAP

Players will be playing off their full competition handicap. You will need to provide your CDH number as proof.

FAQs

Do I need to be Muslim to enter?

Absolutely not! All MGA events are open to players from all backgrounds regardless of religion, ethnicity or nationality. MGA events are held upon basic Islamic values hence there will be no alcohol or gambling involved, and prayer arrangements will be made.  We ask all our participants to respect these guidelines.

Must I have a CONGU Handicap to play?

We welcome all participants with or without a handicap. To win the placed prizes, you must have an official competition CONGU handicap (this will be indicated by a small C after your handicap). If you don’t have an official competition handicap you can play your playing handicap or get a Golfshake handicap (https://www.golfshake.com/golfhandicap/ )for free and participate in the Golfshake competition. If you don’t want to do that, participate just for fun. We verify handicaps of prize winners through our access to central handicap databases for the respective unions, where all CONGU handicaps are logged.

Can I play as a single golfer?

Yes! You can join as a single golfer – just change the quantity to 1 when you book, we will then pair you up before we draw tee times. We anticipate many single golfers participation in this competition.

What prizes can I win?

There will be prizes for 1st & 2nd place on offer in each respected handicap division for players with an official CONGU handicap. A single 1st place prize will be offered to the winner with a Non compeition/GOLFSHAKE handicap. 

There may also be a nearest to the Pin and Longest drive prize on the final day. 

How will the 4x balls be determined?

You will be drawn with players who have a similar handicap to yours. This is to create a competitive environment but also a great chance to meet & network with players of similar ability and test yourself against others. 

What course do I play on which day?

Course itinerary and playing schedule for both days will be sent up to 1 week in advance. This will be done on a random basis.

What time do we start and finish?

On Sunday 25th (Day 1) we will look to tee off at around 10am. This will be a rolling start throughout the day. On Monday (Day 2) we will be having a SHOTGUN start on both courses and expect to finish around the same time for the prize-giving ceremony & lunch. Tee times are released 1-2 weeks before the competition. Once they are released we will notify you by email. If you wish to advise us of a tee time preference you must do this in the user registration form you are emailed ahead of the competition.

Is there a handicap limit?

There is no handicap limit in any of our competitions since we are inclusive of all golfing abilities and rely on the integrity of the handicap system to ensure a fair competition.  

What’s the pace of play like at your events?

Mandatory pick up when not scoring, penalties in place for not keeping up with the group in front, marshalls on the course and a starter on the course managing first tee are some of the things we do. However, we rely on every golfer to act responsibly and be ready to play.

Do you permit gimmes?

No – all putts must be holed out.

How does the overnight stay work?

The rooms are based on a Twin/Double sharing option. You can book the room with single occupancy (so you share with no-one) but there is a £50 extra charge. 
We encourage you to book with a friend so you can share the room together, this is the most cost-effective price. If you don’t have someone to share with but are happy sharing a room you also have that option.


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The Brabazon

 

The Iconic Golf Course

18 Holes

COURSE guide

Par 72
6,729 Yards
Parkland

Home to 4 Ryder Cups

The Brabazon course has witnessed some of the most dramatic golfing moments in Ryder Cup history. The Brabazon first held the tournament in 1985, and has since gone from strength to strength. The golf course was designed by Dave Thomas and Peter Allis and is always kept in pristine condition with lightning-fast greens and treacherous bunkers adding to the challenge of the layout.
The signature holes are the 10th and the 18th. The 10th is a unique short par 4, approximately 300 yards in length, with water running along the right-hand side of the fairway. Made famous in the 1985 Ryder Cup when golf legend Seve Ballesteros twice drove the green, it has truly become one of the most memorable holes in golf.

 

 

 

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seve’s magic

The memorable 10th, a short par 4, measuring about 300 yards with water running along the right side. It’s driveable – you have seen Seve do it, so go on, you’ve got to go for it.

Bring extra balls

There is more water here than any other inland course across the UK. We advise you to bring extra balls 🙂

4 ryder cups

No other course in the world has held three Ryder cups let alone four. The Brabazon is a MUST play bucket list course.

Worlds best hotel

The Belfry won the World’s Best Golf Hotel 2019 at the World Golf Awards, Abu Dhabi.


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The PGA National

 

The Challenging Golf Course

18 Holes

COURSE GUIDE

Par 72
6,639 Yards
Parkland

The only PGA branded golf course in England

With its inland links appearance, this championship golf course presents a unique challenge with fast running fairways, undulating greens, severe run-offs and its 70 strategically placed cavernous bunkers. Hosting two European Tour golf events, the PGA National is fast becoming one of the top golf courses in the United Kingdom. Recognised by the PGA as a world-class tournament course, and the only PGA golf course in England, it is a must for golfers who enjoy the creativity required for links golf.

 

 

 

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The Hotel

Named as both the ‘Ultimate Golf Resort 2019’ and the ‘World’s Best Golf Hotel’, The Belfry Hotel & Resort is synonymous with golf luxury and has hosted more Ryder Cup tournaments than any other venue in the world.
A stellar renovation of the resort in 2014 has further enhanced its reputation, creating, in Golf World’s view, “a modern retreat bursting with facilities”.

The World’s Best Golf Hotel

The Belfry Hotel & Resort boasts 319 bedrooms and suites, 2 restaurants, 22 conference and event suites, a state-of-the-art leisure club and a luxury spa, PGA golf academy, onsite golf shop and 3 world-class golf courses all set in 550 acres of North Warwickshire countryside.


The Bedrooms

The Signature Twin rooms feature The Belfry’s classic, contemporary design of calming neutral tones and bold accents as well as beautiful views across the grounds. You’ll also find luxurious little touches including cosy duvets, crisp bed linen, dreamy pillows and fluffy towels. Amenities HD Freeview wide screen TV, easy walk-in shower, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, 24-hour room service, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone

The Suites

The ultimate in modern luxury, the suites are a perfect space providing all you could need to kick back after your first MGA day. You’ll find sleek bathrooms, rich fabrics, and sumptuous beds, and a generous living area. Some suites will have their own private balconies with views of either the PGA Championship or The Brabazon. Amenities include a living area, HD Freeview widescreen TV, easy walk-in shower, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, 24-hour room service, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, Belfry robe, slippers, mineral water, views.



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The Food

During your stay at The MGA Open, you will be treated to an incredible Halal menu. After an exhilarating first day, you will be treated to a private three-course dinner, followed by a sumptuous breakfast on Monday. Return from your round to be served a delightful two-course lunch as you reflect on what could have been…

Everything You Need

All your golfing & Islamic needs will be catered for inshAllah. This is a unique opportunity to compete, socialise and make new friends in a completely halal environment. From first-class halal food through to prayer facilities, we hope to meet all the needs of the modern Muslim golfer.

Tournament Golf

A two day tournament on world class golf courses.

Fully Halal Menu

Breakfast, lunch & Private Dinner provided with a superb Halal dining menu.

120+ Players

Muslims & Non-Muslims coming together in a halal setting.


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  • Two Day Stableford tournament
  • Play The Brabazon & PGA National
  • Exclusive Shotgun start on the final day
  • Halal breakfast, private three-course dinner and lunch provided
  • Luxury hotel room
  • Full use of Spa facilities
  • Prayer facilities throughout your stay
  • Prizes for winners in different handicap classes
  • Meet 120+ Muslim golfers from across the UK


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