Paul Streeter celebrates earning his 2018 Staysure Tour card  (Getty Images)
Paul Streeter celebrates earning his 2018 Staysure Tour card (Getty Images)

Entries for the 2019 Staysure Tour Qualifying School First Stage are now being accepted, offering elite senior golfers the opportunity to compete against some of the most iconic names in the game.

Applications are open to all male professional golfers, as well as amateurs with a handicap of one or lower, who are at least 50 years old on or before July 31, 2019.

First Stage will be contested over 36 holes, at two separate qualifying sites on January 24-25, 2019. Silves Golf and Gramacho Golf Club, both located near Portimao, Portugal will host the First Stage hopefuls, before Final Stage is conducted, at the nearby Pestana Golf Resort Pinta Course from January 28- 31, 2019.

The application deadline is January 11, 2019 at 12:00 noon (GMT) and you can apply HERE.

American Clark Dennis famously came through Q-School in January of 2017 and then went on to win the Order of Merit later that year, amassing an incredible two wins and eight top five results in 14 starts.

With five cards on offer each year at Q-School, the Staysure Tour has continually drawn talented players who not only make an impact on the over-50s circuit but go on to join the winner’s circle.

Last year at Q-School, David Shacklady came through both stages to finish in the top five and earn full playing privileges on the Staysure Tour for the 2018 season. Since fulfilling his dream of playing an international schedule year-round, the Englishman has made the most of his opportunity, winning the VTP Russian Open Golf Championship (Senior) in August.

The maiden professional victory, and three more top five finishes since, have contributed nicely to his growing haul of €167, 709 with the MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius and Seychelles to play.  

Not to be outdone this season is Shacklady’s fellow Q-School graduate, Paul Streeter. The Englishman has had a stellar year on the Staysure Tour, winning twice, including a recent play-off defeat of The Senior Open Champion Presented by Rolex Miguel Ángel Jiménez in Benidorm, and an earlier triumph — his first in professional over-50s competition — at the Travis Perkins Masters in September.

With the resurgence of over 50s golf, and so many famous names playing on the over-50s circuit, Staysure Tour Qualifying School will offer huge rewards to the skilled players who earn their 2019 Staysure Tour cards.

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