History

  • The history of European Tour Qualifying School

    The history of European Tour Qualifying School

    First played in 1976, four years after the birth of The European Tour, Qualifying School was first held at Foxhills and Walton Heath in England, originally to determine which players would be eligible for “Monday Qualifying” at future events.

    Over the years the school has evolved into its current form and tens of thousands of golfers have faced one of golf's sternest challenges.

    Many of Europe’s greatest golfers went through the Qualifying School, players who went on to win Major Championships, play in Ryder Cups and top the world rankings.

    The School has travelled throughout Europe and grown from a 72-hole test to a thorough 252-hole examination over three stages.

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Qualifying School achievers

Graduates from European Tour Qualifying School have gone on to achieve great success, with numerous Major Champions, Ryder Cup players and Race to Dubai winners among those who came through the school. The links below list some of the notable achievements of the graduates over the years.

  • Qualifying School graduates

    Major winners

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    World Golf Championship winners

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  • Qualifying School graduates

    Ryder Cup appearances

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  • Qualifying School graduates

    Victories year after graduating

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  • Qualifying School graduates

    Harry Vardon Trophy winners

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