ATFX SPONSORS The Duke of Edinburgh Cup
ATFX is proud to announce the sponsorship of The Duke of Edinburgh Cup, UK Qualifying Event 2019 and we are excited to continue to support this established charity. Our company is passionate about social responsibility and we are dedicated to supporting causes such as this one.
WHY ATFX BECAME PATRON OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH CUP
Originated in the UK
The Duke of Edinburgh Cup is a sports tournament that originated in the UK and has expanded into various regions around the world. ATFX is an FCA regulated company based in the UK and the company is also expanding into other regions, making the partnership with DoE highly compatible.
Global Charity Action
ATFX has branched out to communities globally in order to actively care and support societies and people in need. We wanted to work with the DoE cup for its dedication to help young people worldwide. We think it is highly important to look after and nurture the next generation, so this is very much in line with ATFX’s philosophy.
Branded Sporting Events
The Duke of Edinburgh Cup is based on a 18-year brand development and will now be having its first visit to Walton Heath Golf Club for the South England qualifying event.
About The Duke of Edinburgh Cup
The British royal family have numerous commitments towards community and charitable services. His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has established and sponsored many charitable projects. This has made an outstanding impact to the development of charity and public welfare within the UK, as well as globally.
Since 2001, the world final tournament has been hosted in London, the Queen has given permission for the use of the course and to also facilitate the use of State Rooms at Windsor Castle for the annual prize giving dinner.
Over the past 18 years, the annual international amateur golf tournaments have been held in over 20 countries covering Europe, Asia, Oceania, and North and South America. In 2019, 9 qualified events have been confirmed to play in 8 countries between April and August 2019. Last year China was added to the list making it the sixth station for the charity. The tournament is open to male and female players and the agreed number of players with the best net Stableford score over the 18 hole course will qualify for the World Finals. The world finals will be taking place from late September to early October in Windsor.
The annual Duke of Edinburgh Cup international amateur golf series was established to benefit young people and children in need on a global scale. As well as the DoE Cup there is also the highly recognised Duke of Edinburgh International Award which was founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT in 1956. This was in conjunction with Kurt Hagn, the German educationalist. The Duke of Edinburgh International Award is a programme consisting of three progressive levels, if completed successfully then the participant will receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The programme is highly esteemed as it provides millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity and drive to be the best they can be on a voluntary, non-competitive basis. The purpose of the award is the hopes to help young people overcome hardships and adversity with the goal to strive for a better life. The award provides participants the confidence to do the things that they would otherwise not have access to. In the last eleven years, the project have raised and distributed over $5,000,000 (approximately £4,000,000) to charities in over 15 countries.
Rules of the DOE Cup World Finals
The finals will consist of three separate competitions run concurrently:
- The Duke of Edinbugh Cup – for national qualifiers
- The Invitational Trophy – for guests and supporters
- The Paris Trophy – for all contestants
The tournament will use the Stableford scoring method. The players with the top two aggregate net Stableford scores over 36 holes in “The Duke of Edinburgh Cup” will be winner & runner up. Players with the top aggregate scores in the other two concurrent events will be winners.
To win a trophy the contestants must produce a current valid national handicap certificate or electronic proof at the commencement of the World Finals.
Ties: These will be decided by count back of second round scores. If the scores are the same then as ties above using the second round. If the scores are still the same then the first round scores, using the same format will be taken into account. If still the same there will be a sudden death play off.
All decisions on the rules during the whole series will be decided by IGFY and the relevant tournament organisers whose decision shall be final.
Agenda of the 2019 DOE Cup World Finals
|September 29, 2019||Arrival: The Castle Hotel, Windsor
Evening: Welcome dinner at Wentworth Golf Club
|September 30, 2019||1st Round of the World Finals at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club followed by lunch|
|October 1, 2019||2nd Round of the World Finals at West Hill Golf Club followed by lunch|
|October 2, 2019||Free day|
|October 3, 2019||Morning: Match at The Royal Household Golf Club in the grounds of Windsor Castle
Evening: Royal Champagne Reception and Prize Giving Dinner in the State Apartments of Windsor Castle
DETAILS ABOUT THE DOE CUP 2019 - UK QUALIFYING EVENT
Date: July 5, 2019
Venue:Walton Heath Golf Club
Walton on the Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7TP, United Kingdom
About the venue: Walton Heath Golf Club was founded in 1903. Walton’s first Captain, HRH the Prince of Wales, was not appointed until 1935. King Edward VIII became Captain in the following year. The club’s first Professional, James Braid, won five Opens and stayed for some forty-five years. Walton Heath staged the European Open in the seventies and eighties, the Ryder Cup in 1981, the British Ladies Amateur in 2000, and the Senior Open in 2011. Winston Churchill played regularly at Walton Heath.
As the title sponsor of The Duke of Edinburgh UK Qualifying Event 2019, ATFX fully supported the event at the Walton Heath Golf Club on July 5th, 2019. Please enjoy highlights from the event below.
Agenda of the 2018 DOE Cup World Finals
|September 30, 2018||Arrival − The Castle Hotel, Windsor
Evening: Welcome dinner at The Beaumont Estate Hotel
|October 1, 2018||1st Round of the World Finals at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club followed by lunch|
|October 2, 2018||2nd Round of the World Finals at Camberley Heath Golf Club followed by lunch|
|October 3, 2018||Free day|
|October 4, 2018||Morning: Match at The Royal Household Golf Club in the grounds of Windsor Castle|
|October 5, 2018||Evening: Royal Champagne Reception and Prize Giving Dinner in the State Apartments of Windsor Castle|
Details of the DOE Cup 2018 - China Qualifying Event
Date: August 30, 2018 (Thursday)
Time:10:00 – 19:30
Venue:Lan Hai International Golf Club, Shanghai
About the venue: Lan Hai International Golf Club, situated on the eastern shore of beautiful Chongming Island, is the first golf course in Asia to be designed by the father-and-son team of the legendary Jack “Golden Bear” Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus, Jr. The coastline and the primitive island terrain give the golf course stunning natural scenic backdrops.
Event Day: August 30, 2018
- 10:00dotPlayers Reception
- 10:30dotTrial Driving / The Brand Tasting / Warm Up
- 12:10dotKick-off Ceremony
- 17:00dotPlayers Changing / Pointing for the Result
- 18:00dotAward Presentation Ceremony
As the title sponsor of The Duke of Edinburgh Cup China Event 2018, ATFX fully supported the golf tournament and the China event was held on August 30th. Please enjoy highlights from the event below.