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New senior event unveiled

World Masters Golf Championship set to take place in Scotland this year

By ECG Newsdesk

The inaugural World Masters Golf Championship has been launched with a call to all amateur golfers over 50 years of age to take up this unique chance to play some of Scotland’s top links.

The tournament is open to all golfers with an official handicap who are over 50 years of age as at September 17, 2017 and will be staged over four days from September 18-21 on courses including Royal Troon, Prestwick and Dundonald Links.

The championship is the brainchild of Hamish Grey (formerly CEO of Scottish Golf) and Andy Salmon (formerly CEO of the LGU and Deputy CEO of Scottish Golf), who have over 50 years of experience in sport and golf event management between them.

“The idea is to stage an annual celebration of golf with a top quality championship for club-level amateur golfers here in the home of golf, playing competitive golf in a fun, social environment on some of the world’s leading golf courses,” said Grey.

The format is individual Stableford with prize categories based on handicap and age, along with the overall prize and title of World Masters Golf champion.

There are two different options available to those who would like to take part. Flight one includes rounds on Prestwick, Western Gailes and Glasgow Gailes, whilst flight two takes in Dundonald Links, Kilmarnock (Barassie) and Ayr Belleisle.

LEGENDS

Limited to 240 entrants, the top 120 participants after three rounds will qualify to play the nine-time Open Championship venue, Royal Troon, pictured left, and follow in the footsteps of legends such as 2016 Open champion Henrik Stenson. The remaining 120 participants will have the opportunity to play the excellent Glasgow Gailes.

What’s more, the first 50 entrants to register for the championship will go into a draw to win an outstanding prize  from competition partner, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.  Simply use promo code ‘ECG2017’ when registering to qualify for the prize draw. For full details, prices and to register, log-on to www.worldmastersgolf.com

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