Swiss Seniors Open 2018
Nearly everything will be new at the 22nd edition of the Swiss Seniors Open, the longest-running tournament on the European Senior Tour to be held at the same venue every year. “In 2018, the Swiss Seniors Open will be held in Alliance Pro-Am format for the first time,” explains Ralph Polligkeit, President of the Organising Committee. In parallel to the traditional stroke-play tournament, a Pro-Am event will thus be played and scored during the first two tournament days, with each team being made up of a Tour professional and an amateur player during both days. “For amateur golfers with ambitions in their chosen sport, this represents a unique opportunity to be part of a Tour event,” says Polligkeit in underlining the format’s appeal. As before, the final round on Sunday will be contested exclusively by the professionals. In 2018, prize money at the Swiss Seniors Open will total EUR 300,000.
The Swiss Seniors Open, which has been “at home” at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz since being held for the first time in 1997 and is played on the Golf Club Bad Ragaz Championship Course, continues to enjoy great popularity ahead of its 22nd edition. This popularity was confirmed by the receipt of a request to take part from a Senior Major winner back in January. A first-class field of competitors comprising 54 golf professionals aged 50 plus is thus guaranteed for the tournament between 6 and 8 July 2018.
André Bossert and Paul Wesselingh are both competing for a top results.
Despite its long-standing role as the venue of a Senior event, 2017 will be sure to offer plenty of innovations, such as new water hazards on the prestigious course, providing guaranteed excitement for players and spectators alike.
Experience first-class golf in Eastern Switzerland from 7 to 9 July 2017! Entry is free on all tournament days.
André Bossert / Swiss PGA
Paul Wesselingh / Swiss PGA