CARUS Green Golf Club welcomed hundreds of spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of some famous faces at the Trilby Tour Championship.

The event is one of the biggest golf tournaments in the industry, with Sky Sports covering the live event and enthusiastic observers turning up from 7am.

130 players, together with caddies, competed for a top-ten-placement to take them into the grand final taking place on August 31 at Hull Golf Club.


With competitors decked out in the traditional trilby hats, William Hunt polo shirts, trousers and belts, spectators were treated to a fun day, with celebrities Brian McFadden and Geordie Shore’s Gaz Beadle also competing.

The prestigious amateur golf tournament, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, has hosted a series of regional championships across the UK to find the top 10 from each.

Crowds gathered on Carus’ famous balcony overlooking the 18th green to watch a tense shoot-out determining the winner of 10th place.

Golfers have hailed the Trilby Tour as the closest experience to a professional tournament, playing under the pressures of an international televised event, accompanied by their own caddies, with die-hard fans returning year after year.

With viewership figures of more than 3.5 million in 2015, the Trilby Tour is officially the largest amateur golf television series in the UK and Europe.

Carus Green’s owner, Graham Curtin, could not have been more delighted by the success of the event.

“We had the most magnificent day and were bowled over by the level of support received from spectators,” he said. “The Trilby tour organisers and countless players were insistent we are one of the most friendly and professional teams they have ever worked with, with the course and hospitality simply tremendous.

"In particular, I should like to thank our sponsors, AJM decorating, Steve Selby Builders, James Airey Floor Covers, Mark Billington Design and Plumbers, and Kentdale Jaguar and Land Rover. Finally, without the competitors, this event would never have happened. They came from near and far and we have made so many new friends whom I know will return to our corner of the Lakes again and again, either with or without a Trilby.”