GOLF ace Ollie Farr will be swinging his club at the first professional tournament to take place in Azerbaijan today (Thursday).

Farr, from Newnham Bridge, is competing in the Azerbaijan Challenge Open.

A total of €300,000 will be up for grabs, with the tournament taking place at the idyllic 7,011 yard course at National Azerbaijan Golf Club.

Designed by Jon Hunt of the International Design Group, the club uses fairways and deep bunkers to create a unique rugged look, with the final two holes played alongside a lake.

Farr goes into the event on the back of securing his eight cut in a row at the Golf du Vaudreuil tournament in France.

Despite good opening rounds of two under, level par and three under, Farr finished on one over par to finish in 55th place.

The result means that he remains in fifth place in the Challenge Tour ranking.

Following the event, Farr tweeted that he was disappointed to finish the tournament in the manner that he did, but was looking forward to the trip to Azerbaijan.

Prior to the French tournament, Farr finished third in the Tour D+D Real Slovakia Challenge following two rounds of four under par and tour rounds of five under.

He claimed his first European Challenge Tour win at the Turkish Airlines Challenge in May.

On a dramatic final day, Farr produced a stunning birdie at the final hole to secure a two-shot victory.

His win came just five days after his grandfather Malcolm died.

Farr was close to withdrawing from the event, but the former Ludlow Golf Club champion decided to stay and used the emotion to spur him on.

Following the the event in Azerbaijan, Farr will be competing in Scandinavia.

The Norwegian Challenge will take place from August 7-10, with the Vacon Open in Finland scheduled for the following week.

However, Farr will not be competing in troubled country Ukraine in September.

The 2014 Karkhov Superior Cup was due to take place from September 11-14, but tour organisers have decided to cancel it due to the ongoing conflict taking place in the eastern European country.