Professional Cricketer Peter Trego Looks to Qualify for The Open Championship
Professional cricketer Peter Trego is aiming to become one of the 12 golfers to qualify for The Open Championship golf tournament at Royal St. George’s Golf Club from 15th-18th July 2021.
Trego will compete for his place in Hollinwell, Nottinghamshire on Sunday 27th June, and if successful, he will return two days later to take part in a final qualification process over 36 holes.
Trego still currently plays cricket for Nottinghamshire and is due to be in the squad for the 2021 Vitality Blast two days before he attempts to qualify for The Open. Over the past 20 years, he has scored nearly 20,000 first-class runs and taken nearly 650 wickets. Trego has also won honours with both Somerset (Royal London One Day Cup) and Nottinghamshire (Vitality Blast).
Alongside his impressive cricket career, Trego has always loved golf, which is why he is now looking to take on a new sporting challenge and do something that no cricketer has ever done before. His aim is to use his presence and profile to inspire others all over the world and show that you can set and achieve new goals with hard work, dedication and focus.
This is also reflected in the work Trego is doing with trading services provider Trade Nation - a company whose mantra is ‘no shortcut to success’ when it comes to excelling in new skills and pursuits. As an ambassador for Trade Nation, Trego will be wearing branded clothing when he attempts to qualify for The Open on 27th June. Trade Nation has also agreed to donate £50 to the Professional Cricketers’ Trust (PCA) for each par, £250 for each birdie, and £500 for each eagle that Trego scores in the qualifying tournaments.
“It’s any golfer’s dream to play in The Open, and I’ve got to the stage in my life where I thought ‘just go for it!’” Trego said. “It’s my first ever event at this level, but I’ve been playing well and practicing hard through the lockdowns. I will no doubt be nervous but playing with added desire due to this incentive from my sponsor, Trade Nation. The PCA is a charity close to my heart as they do a wonderful job supporting current and ex-cricketers, and their families, when they fall on hard times and are in poor health. If I get through to the next stage of qualifying and can hand over a sizeable cheque to the PCA, I’ll be one very happy cricketer and golfer!”
Stuart Lane, CEO at Trade Nation, said: “We’re delighted to support our brand ambassador Peter Trego in his efforts to qualify for The Open. As a professional cricketer, it’s fantastic to see him step up and take on a brand new challenge. Here at Trade Nation, we firmly believe that there is no shortcut to success, and we’re sure Peter’s hard work and commitment to his goal will inspire many people to follow suit. We wish him the very best of luck and can’t wait to see how much we are able to raise for the PCA.”