Casa Serena Open to Stage Order of Merit Challenge

The European Seniors Tour arrives in the Czech Republic this week for the Casa Serena Open with an expected encounter between existing Order of Merit leader Ian Woosnam and second place rival Bernhard Langer.

Birmingham, United Kingdom, September 04, 2008 --( With victories in Poland and Russia, a win at the Casa Serena Open would increase his total prize-winnings by a further €90,000 – sealing his chances of lifting the John Jacobs Trophy on his debut season in the Seniors Tour.

Woosnam commented, “I’ve had a lot of success in Eastern Europe. I won my first Seniors Tour event at the Parkridge Polish Seniors Championship and then won the Russian Seniors Open so it would be nice to complete the treble in the Czech Republic.”

Langher who poses the greatest risk to stealing the Order of Merit title from Woosnam is currently in excellent shape with a second place at the US Senior PGA Championship and fourth at The Senior Open Championship in Royal Troon, Scotland. “...I have had a lot of great battles with Bernhard over the years and this one will be just as know that each time you come up against him (Langher) he’s not going to give much away.” Ian Woosnam, Source: Google News.

Langher is currently leading the US Champions Tour Money List and will be looking for his second victory of his career in the Czech Republic after winning the Czech Open in 1997.

After two successive wins on the Tour at Slaley Hall and Woburn – Gordon J Brand will be seeking a hat-trick at Casa Serena and the top spot in the Order of Merit.

Ian Woosnam and ‘DJ’ Russell will both be representing Forgan of St. Andrews – the world’s oldest golf brand - at the next stage of The European Seniors Tour to be held at the Casa Serena Golf Course, Czech Republic from 5th to 7th September, 2008.

About Forgan of St. Andrews

Forgan of St. Andrews, the world’s oldest golf brand established in 1860, very quickly earned itself a reputation for quality and innovation. The next few years saw the company go from strength to strength and it was granted a Royal Seal of Approval when Robert Forgan was appointed official club maker to the Prince of Wales. Forgan clubs from that era are still some of the most collectible clubs in golf.

Now owned by Sports PLC, one of Europe’s leading online retailers, Forgan has continued its pioneering approach in the golf industry to become the first manufacturer to offer an online customised golf clubs service from its websites – in the UK and in the USA.

All custom fit golf clubs from Forgan are manufactured to the highest quality and specifications, featuring state-of-the-art technology and materials applied throughout the new 2008 line-up. Forgan provides a complete custom fitting service allowing players of all sizes and gender to customise their clubs in a simple to use system to their own exacting standards.

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