Wirral golf date to boost business

WIRRAL is to host an international golf championship next year with 300 of the top amateur players trying out the borough’s best courses.

The five-day championship next September is part of a massive tourism and marketing campaign designed to attract more visitors to the borough and help local businesses. The marketing campaign will also see Wirral’s Year of Food launched in January .

Juggy Landay, Wirral’s destination marketing manager, said the projects remain in the early planning stages, but the aim was to help local businesses during the current recession.

The “Golf Classic” event will see leading amateur players invited to play at courses in Caldy, Heswall, Wallasey and the final at the Royal Liverpool in Hoylake.