Senior golfers on course in Constable Country

Players on the 1st tee at Stoke By Nayland Golf Club Credit: ITV Anglia

The cream of Europe's senior golfers are gracing one of the region's top courses over the next few days.

Stoke-By-Nayland Golf Course on the Suffolk-Essex border is staging the Seniors PGA Championship. The tournament was last held there in 2007.

Defending champion Paul Wesselingh is bidding to emulate legends Christy O’Connor and Neil Coles by lifting the title for a third successive year following his triumphs at Slaley Hall and Mottram Hall.

Others in the field include former Ryder Cup Captains Mark James and Sam Torrance plus former Stoke-By-Nayland winner Carl Mason, the most successful player on the European Seniors Tour.

The club will host a 'Family Fun Day' on Day Three of the tournament (Saturday June 7), including face painting, Tri Golf, balloon artists, ice creams and games aimed at giving children a memorable visit while parents relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Suffolk resort.

Joint Chief Operations Officer, Rob Maxfield, explains why the PGA chose to stage the PGA Seniors Championship at Stoke-By-Nayland Golf Club this year.

Golf Manager Roly Hitchcock explains the role Stoke-By-Nayland Golf Club has played in providing caddies for the PGA Seniors Tour Championship.