GOLF: EUROPE’S leading senior golfers are set to dazzle in North Essex.

Defending champion Paul Wesselingh and a clutch of ex-Ryder Cup stars will take centre stage when the ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship returns to Stoke by Nayland.

The 72-hole showpiece, the oldest on the European Senior Tour schedule, dating back to 1957, will take place on the Gainsborough course from Thursday, June 5 to Sunday, June 8.

It will be the third time the prestigious event has been held at the resort, on the Essex-Suffolk border.

Stoke-by-Nayland previously staged the competition in 2006 and 2007, when it was won by Sam Torrance and Carl Mason respectively.