Amateur golfers are being offered the chance of a lifetime to play in the same tournament as many of the world’s leading professionals and celebrity amateurs.
The opportunity to take part in the prestigious invitation-only Alfred Dunhill Links Championship held over the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and the highly regarded Kingsbarns Golf Links, from October 1-4, is every golfer’s dream.
This exclusive amateur playing place is up for auction through www.ebay.co.uk from 18.00hrs GMT wednesday, September 9th until 18.00hrs GMT onwednesday, September 16th. The amateur playing spot is being made possible by the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation
World famous hospitality
The winning bidder will be treated to the very best of Alfred Dunhill’s world famous hospitality. The package includes one amateur place in the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, five nights accommodation for two at an official tournament hotel (breakfast included), airport transfers from Edinburgh and invitations to the Championship’s exclusive social events as honoured guests.
With a prize fund of US$5 million, the Championship incorporates two separate competitions – an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers and a team event in which the professionals are paired with some of the most celebrated amateur golfers which creates a unique atmosphere.
Over the years the Alfred Dunhill Links has attracted a strong international field which has included Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Sir Nick Faldo, Padraig Harrington, Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Paul Lawrie, Colin Montgomerie, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Lee Westwood.
Among the amateurs who have played regularly are entertainment stars Bill Murray, Jamie Dornan, Hugh Grant, Andy Garcia and Huey Lewis who have shared the fairways with sporting greats like Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Ian Botham, Shane Warne, Michael Phelps, Luis Figo, Johan Cruyff and Jamie Redknapp.
Bids can be made by visiting Ebay UK and searching for ‘Alfred Dunhill Links Championship’.
The Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation (registered Scottish charity number SC042414) is the official Foundation of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and is committed to developing young amateur golfers in Scotland and South Africa. The Foundation also supports the University of St Andrews and the preservation of the historic town of St Andrews.
The proceeds from the auction of this amateur playing spot will benefit the St Andrews-based Pilgrim Foundation (Charity Number SC029297), a charity committed to the restoration of historic monuments and buildings in the Home of Golf. The Pilgrim Foundation’s patrons include Sir Sean Connery, Colin Montgomerie, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Sam Torrance, Tony Jacklin and TV commentator Peter Alliss.
This is the 15th year in which the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has been played. The first Championship, played in 2001, was won by Paul Lawrie.
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