Truro based golfer Mike Reynard is set to go head-to-head with Ryder Cup and European Tour legends at the Cornwall based Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship.

A new event on the Staysure Tour, the Championship unfolds from June 20-23 at the stunning Trevose Golf and Country Club. Here, 57-year-old Reynard will compete for a slice of the €200,000 prize fund.

Up against some of the sport’s biggest names including Ian Woosnam OBE, Paul Lawrie OBE and Jean van de Velde, the local star will tackle the challenging 18-hole course in what is only his second Staysure Tour event.

Reynard, has been given one of the event’s three tournament invites. And, while competition will certainly be fierce, as an official member of Trevose Golf & Country Club, Mike is proficient in navigating the venue’s renowned Championship Course.

He said: “The course will be set up brilliantly and it’s a great thing for the club to be able to host an official Tour event. I’ve played all over the world but standing on the fifth tee at Trevose is something else.

“It has to be in the top five views in golf in my opinion. I think members of the Tour will love coming down here and it’s great for everyone involved.”

An amateur player in the late 90s, Reynard represented England over 30 times in various championships rubbing shoulders with the likes of Justin Rose, Paul Casey and Luke Donald and was runner up in the British Amateur Championship to Gordon Sherry in 1995.

While Mike is looking to get his full his Staysure Tour card, golf has had to take something of a backseat with his day job, family life and nurturing the future golfing career of his 18-year-old son, Joe who competes for England under 18s all taking priority.

With the local element on his side though, Reynard is hopeful that the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship will go some way to help him achieve his golfing ambitions.

He added: “I’m really looking forward to the event. I can’t wait to play against some of the big names who have been confirmed.

“They’re all great players but I can’t afford to let that phase me. I will just go out there and do what I do. I want to make sure I’m not just playing in the event, that I’m a part of it so my plan is play well and hope that it opens the doors to new opportunities on the Tour.”

The Farmfoods European Legends links Championship is being organised by Midlands-based brand agency Champions (UK) plc. Their Director of Sport Tim Munton is confident in Reynard’s ability and pleased to welcome him to the event’s line-up.

“We are delighted to invite Mike to this year’s Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship.” Munton said.

“It is a great local interest story and along with the other 53 professional players in the field he has as good a chance as any of taking home the title.

“Success at events such as these can bring further opportunities on the Tour and we are all looking forward to seeing Mike in action.”

With a total prize fund of €200,000 and a first prize of €50,000 for the winner, this year’s event is sure to be fiercely competitive and FREE tickets for the championship are available. The general public can register at to get free tickets to the event.

There are also a number of playing and sponsorship opportunities still on offer. For more information contact Benny Lawrence at Champions (UK) plc by calling 0845 331 3031 or email