St Andrews is well accustomed to playing host to momentous golfing events and feats of sporting excellence. This season is set to be no different with the staging of the inaugural Old Course Hotel Pro Am which will bring together championship courses at The Home of Golf in an exciting format for both amateurs and professional.
Confirmed as a key fixture within The PGA in Scotland 2022 schedule, the tournament will challenge teams to play three tournament rounds at three of Scotland’s finest courses : The Duke’s, Kingsbarns Golf Links (12th hole pictured above) and Dumbarnie Links between 21-23 September.
Thre’s a minimum purse of £35,000 for PGA pros, great prizes for amateur teams and an awards dinner held in The Hall of Champions, The Old Course Hotel Pro Am provides a unique opportunity to be a part of history.
The legends of the game
“St Andrews has always been associated with the legends of the game and many of its most memorable sporting moments,” said Ayden Roberts-Jones, manager of The Duke’s.
“This tradition is set to continue with the launch of this multi-course pro am event with St Andrews and Fife at its core. This tournament provides a unique opportunity for passionate golfers to play some of the finest courses in Scotland while making their own piece of history.”
Launching The Old Course Hotel Pro Am, Roberts-Jones stressed the calibre of the partners involved. “We have brought together for the first time three of the finest courses in Fife including The Duke’s; the only heathland course at The Home of Golf and part of the prestigious collection of Kohler championship golf courses, Kingbarns Golf Links; one of the world’s best links courses and the award-winning Dumbarnie Links. These are prestigious courses in their own right, but brought together as part of this unique pro am event, they will provide the finest stage for golf.”
A three days amateur team competition
The PGA in Scotland-managed event will feature an amateur team competition played over three days alongside an individual professional competition over the same duration. Teams will comprise three amateurs and a professional with the option for teams to bring their own pro, or be allocated one by The PGA in Scotland.
The event will be based at the five-star Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa with golf at The Duke’s, Kingsbarns Golf Links and Dumbarnie Links.
According to the chief executive at Kingsbarns Golf Links Alan Hogg, the event will bring together some of Scotland’s best golfing experiences.
David Scott, general manager at Dumbarnie Links, said the pro am format would create an unforgettable experience.
The inaugural Old Course Hotel Pro Am will take place between 21-23 September 2022.
More information at www.oldcoursehotelproam.com