Garmin® gives amateur golfers the chance to play The Ryder Cup Course

Global leader in personal satellite navigation*, Garmin is teaming up with The Daily Telegraph to launch the Garmin ApproachTM Challenge; a new and exciting golf tournament that will be open to all golf clubs and their members across the UK, offering them the chance to play The Twenty Ten Course at The Celtic Manor Resort on the 3rd November 2010, exactly one month after The Ryder Cup takes place on the same course.

It’s free for golf clubs to enter by simply registering their involvement on The golf clubs nominate one of their existing male monthly medal competitions as the qualifying Approach Challenge round. 

Garmin is offering the successful 50 amateur players who win their club’s selected qualifying round the chance of not only playing The Twenty Ten Course and winning a multitude of Garmin GPS but also the opportunity to invest in their club’s junior talent. The Garmin Junior Golf scheme aims to help development the next generation of British golfers by awarding the winners at The Celtic Manor a share of £5,000 to for their club pro to provide lessons to junior members at their home club.

The Garmin Approach G5 is a touch screen golf GPS is preloaded with European of golf course maps using a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to measure each individual shot distance and ultimately improve the amateur golfer’s individual game.

Chris Merrell, UK and Ireland Marketing Communications at Garmin said:  “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to offer all amateur players across the UK the chance to compete on one of the great modern courses in the golfing world.  We believe that in playing on a world-class course, the players will see the benefits of using a world class GPS device like the Garmin Approach G5 and how it will help shave those additional shots off their round.”

He continues: “One of the key elements for us is not only to give the amateur golfer a unique, and memorable experience, but to also offer their club pro’s the chance to further develop the next line of young players coming through and really grow the grassroots of the sport.”

For more information on the Garmin Approach Challenge and how to register your golf club please visit

*According to Canalys report for sat nav sales made in 2009

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