DORSET star Georgia Hall described as the “next step” the decision to mix both ages and sexes in a European stroke play event.

The Wimborne-based professional gave her support to the groundbreaking Jordan Mixed Masters, which is set to take place at Ayla Golf Club in April next year.

The inaugural event will see the European Challenge Tour, Ladies' European Tour and Staysure Tour – for seniors – co-sanction a tournament for the first time.

Hall, the winner of last year's LET order of merit, was part of the GolfSixes matchplay competition in May in which women competed for the first time.

The former Canford Kid paired up with Solheim Cup team-mate Charley Hull to form an England women’s team and the duo reached the quarter-finals at Centurion Club.

World number 41 Hall told the European Tour: “GolfSixes was such a successful event and it was so nice to connect with so many fans.

"The format was popular with everyone and it was great to see so many women and juniors there. The Jordan Mixed Masters is the next step to show that golf is a game for all.

“The women are looking forward to joining together to make this another fantastic week and the future is looking good with more events like this on the calendar.”

Competitors will tee off from different yardages, dependant on their tour, but will do battle in a single competition over three days.