The Scottish Golf Union is teaming up with Cleveland Golf/Srixon to give club golfers across Scotland a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with two-time Ryder Cup star David Howell at the Home of Golf.
Howell, a five-time winner on the European Tour and twice a victorious member of the European Ryder Cup team, will join three Scottish club golfers at the new Torrance course at the Fairmont St Andrews on Monday 17 August as part of Cleveland Golf/Srixon’s sponsorship of the Scottish Senior Open.
The competition is open to golf club members (aged 16 and over) of an SGU affiliated club, who participate in a medal stroke play competition over the next four weeks (10 July – 7 August). The ‘SGU Cleveland Golf/Srixon Challenge’ will have three handicap categories, meaning golfers of all abilities will have the opportunity to compete. The golfers with the best net score in each handicap category will win the challenge and play alongside Howell next month.
Ross Duncan, SGU Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, said, “We are delighted to bring this opportunity to all golfers across Scotland through playing in their club medals and opens over the next few weeks. David is a fantastic golfer who has competed at the highest level on the Tour and in Ryder Cups and it will be a real privilege for any golfer to play alongside him.”
“The Scottish Golf Union is committed to adding value to golf club membership and we hope to introduce more opportunities like this one in the future. Through their sponsorship of the Scottish Senior Open, Cleveland Golf/Srixon have become great supporters of golf in Scotland,” he added.
Greg Hopkins, CEO of Cleveland Golf and COB of Srixon Sports Europe, commented, “Everyone at Cleveland Golf/Srixon is looking forward to our activity in Scotland this summer and we are proud to be working with the Scottish Golf Union and their club members. David Howell is a great ambassador for our brands and I’m sure the Challenge winners will have a wonderful time playing the Torrance Course with him.
“We are very excited to be hosting the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open at the home of golf and we hope that Scottish golf fans will be out in force to support what will be a great field for the event.”
The SGU will be communicating the Challenge to clubs this week and full details will be available at www.scottishgolf.org. The Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open takes place from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 August at the Torrance Course, Fairmont St Andrews.
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