Jul 12 2012 By Stephen Lowson
THE summer months see keen club golfers across Scotland take to the fairways at their local courses.
Many will achieve a personal best and reduce their handicap while returning a winning score and perhaps even a hole in one.
Organisers of the Johnnie Walker Championship are, once again, offering all those who achieve that elusive hole in one over the weekend of The Open Championship the opportunity to celebrate.
Each player who submits a scorecard verified by the Club Secretary will receive four complementary season tickets for the winner and three friends to visit the European Tour event at Gleneagles at the end of August (23-26).
Victorious Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie is the Championship Chairman, he will lead a field which also includes Ryder Cup player and defending Champion Thomas Bjorn and the tournament Ambassador, Scott Jamieson.
See www.johnniewalkerchampionship.com for full terms and conditions – entrants must be 18 or over.
Championship Director, Graeme Marchbank, said: “Johnnie Walker has long been a supporter of both golf and Scotland. The weekend of The Open Championship is one of the most exciting for professional golfers and we’re adding this incentive for club players in a year when it is not taking place here in Scotland.
“You may not play like Monty or Bjorn, however scoring a hole-in-one is a great achievement for any golfer and one that deserves to be celebrated. What better way to do just that than with a group of friends while enjoying the opportunity to see some of the world’s leading golfers here in Scotland as they tackle the challenges of The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, the host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup.”
One of the leading Scottish players who will tee-off at Gleneagles is Scott Jamieson who is also an Ambassador for the event. He added: “The Gleneagles setting for the Johnnie Walker Championship is one of the most picturesque we enjoy as professionals, this is a great opportunity for spectators to enjoy the views without having to focus on their own score.
“I wish every golfer playing in their own Club competition on July 21/22 good luck.
“I look forward to all the hole in one winners joining the galleries in August.”