French amateur Martin Couvra, 19, winner of the 2021 edition of the Alps Tour Qualifying School. Photo credit: Federico Capretti/Alps Tour
8th August 2022 | Alps Tour Golf
Qualifying School for the 2023 Season, Entries are Now Open
August 8th, 2022 – It was the year 2005 when a young Alps Tour – only four-years old, at that time – first organized its own Qualifying School, in March, at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, in Morocco.
The Alps Tour and its Qualifying School have been growing since, both in numbers and reputation, producing some outstanding talents who would go on winning on the main Tours, like Englishman Matt Wallace, Spaniard Adria Arnaus, Frenchmen Victor Perez, Romain Langasque and Antoine Rozner, Italian Guido Migliozzi, just to name a few.
Now it’s time for the 19th edition of our Qualifying School and, as in the past two years, Italy will play host to the tournament won in 2021 by French amateur Martin Couvra (pictured), recently selected to represent his country in the World Amateur Team Championship alongside two fellow Alps Tour colleagues, Julien Sale (n. 2 in the current Alps Tour Order of Merit) and Tom Vaillant (n. 3).
The tournament that decides who is going to have access to our Tour in the 2023 Season and become the next rising golf stars will take place on two different courses for the First Stage and will move near Rome for the Final Stage.
With the Qualifying School, the Alps Tour confirms its goal of “Raising Golf Stars” – the tagline created in 2021 with the new logo for the 20 years of life of the tour – and opens the door to the future stellar careers of its most talented members.
The Alps Tour Qualifying School is open to male professionals belonging to a PGA or a recognized golf federation, and male amateurs with max hcp of 2,0.
The First Stage is scheduled on November 3rd and 4th over 36 holes; the applicants (78 players on each venue) will have to choose between Golf Club Le Fonti, 36 km from Bologna airport; and Miglianico Golf & Country Club, the traditional venue for eight edition of the Abruzzo Open, 250 km from Rome Fiumicino airport and 18 km from Pescara airport.
When applying for the tournament, the player must choose the venue (Le Fonti, or Miglianico) where he would like to play.
The Final Stage – with a total of 144 admitted players – will then take place on November 9th – 11thover 54 holes on two venues North of Rome, with two rounds alternated on Olgiata Golf Club, host of three Italian Opens (1973, 2002 & 2019), a prestigious “first” for the Alps Tour, and on Golf Nazionale, a Jim and George Fazio Design, with the last round on Golf Nazionale, the challenging and beautiful golf course owned by the Italian Golf Federation inaugurated with the World Cup back in 1991, and recently renovated.
The Final Stage is open to the players who qualified after the First Stage and to the exempt players – as the Alps Tour members ranked in the 2022 Order of Merit but not admitted to the Grand Final, or players who took part in the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship and/or the 2022 European Boys/Men Team Championships.
The Top 35 ranked players at the end of the Final Stage will obtain a full category (cat. 6) to play the Alps Tour events scheduled in 2023.
The entry deadline for both stages is October 10th.
For all info and regulations, click this link ; for entering the 2022 Qualifying School for the 2023 Season, please download the app « Alps Tour Golf » (on App Store for iOS devices and Play Store for Android), go to “Schedule” and click on “Q-School”.