How does the new Q-Series help senior golfers reach the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship?

By: June 13, 2023

The Legends Tour found a new format for senior golfers to help them qualify for its flagship event, the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, hosted at Trump International Golf Links, Scotland, on August 23-27.

The new ‘Q-Series’ features four 36-hole strokeplay events, with points awarded to the leading players in each, with a player’s best three points results counting towards the Order of Merit.

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The top three players aged 50 or over on August 23, 2023, on the final Order of Merit standing (not otherwise exempt), will earn a spot in the event at Trump International Golf Links in late August.

Qualifiers and exempt professionals who are not a member of the Legends Tour will be granted temporary membership for the duration of the Championship.

The four tournaments to determine qualifying will be the 1836 Tour events at Bramall Park on July 2-3, and Mottram Hall on July 16-17, as well as the PGA events at Oulton Hall on August 8-9, and Slaley Hall (Priestman) on August 15-16.

In addition, the top five players on the final Staysure Q-Series Order of Merit, not otherwise exempt, will receive an exemption into the Final Stage of Legends Tour Qualifying School in January 2024.

The aim of the Staysure Q-Series is to create a competitive second tier that feeds into the Legends Tour. Entries will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

The upcoming season promises to be the biggest on record, with larger fields, record-breaking prize funds, and new venues hosting major events like Seapoint Golf Links just an hour north of Dublin.