Three Royal Holloway, University of London students have been announced as winners of the prestigious Wentworth Golf Bursaries 2012. The scholarship programme was launched in 2009 following the launch of a new partnership between the College and the world-renowned Wentworth Golf Club.
Sebastian Schyberg, Rachel Martin and Edoardo Romanazzi-Carducci have all been granted access to all three championship courses at the Club, as well as the accompanying sporting and social facilities, worth £54,900 in total. Previous winners of the Wentworth Golf Bursaries include the new World Match Play Champion Ross Fisher, whose home club is Wentworth.
Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, Surrey, is well known as one of the world’s most famous golf courses and is also the headquarters of the PGA European Tour. It has three championship eighteen hole courses; each with their own charms, distinct identity and presenting their own unique challenge. Famed course architect Harry Colt designed the East and West courses, with the latter having recently undergone an extensive process of modernisation and renovation by Wentworth resident and seven-time World Match Play champion Ernie Els.
All courses have an illustrious tournament pedigree. The West annually hosts the BMW PGA Championship and was the host to the 1953 Ryder Cup, while the East was the setting for the inaugural Curtis Cup in 1932. The Edinburgh is the newest addition to Wentworth’s portfolio, designed by coach and former Ryder Cup captain John Jacobs in consultation with Gary Player and Bernard Gallacher.
Commenting on the awarding of the bursaries, Wentworth’s Chief Executive, Julian Small said, “Wentworth has always been committed to the development of the game of golf and through its Golf and Tennis Foundation is has reached out into the community to provide opportunities for young people to develop these sports as part of their lives.
“The Wentworth bursaries offered to Royal Holloway provide the opportunity for students to continue to play and develop their golf whilst studying at the college and we hope that this will further develop the long standing relationship we have had with Royal Holloway, University of London.”
Posted on Wednesday 7th December 2011