Archerfield Links to host top seniors

Archerfield Links

• East Lothian course to stage Scottish Senior Open
• Event will be played from Aug 27-29 and have €250k purse
• Tournament to have new pro-am format

SCOTTISH SENIOR OPEN

Archerfield Links is set to stage the Scottish Senior Open for the first time this year, becoming the sixth different venue to host the long-running tournament.


With a prize fund of £250,000, the tournament – taking place from August 27-29 – will have a field of 60 European Senior Tour professionals, who will play alongside an amateur partner for the first two rounds before the professionals only contest the final round on Saturday, August 29.

Archerfield Links has hosted the Ladies Scottish Open since 2010, while it also hosts an annual charity pro-am event each June in conjunction with Senior Tour player Ian Woosnam.

The Fidra Links course, which will host the Scottish Senior Open, was designed by Senior Tour committee chairman David J. Russell, one of Woosnam’s assistant captains at the 2006 Ryder Cup, who is one of Archerfield Links’ two touring professionals, along with Catriona Matthew.

Andy Stubbs, managing director of the European Senior Tour, said: “The Scottish Senior Open is one of the longest running tournaments on the European Senior Tour schedule, and we are delighted to be visiting a new venue this year in Archerfield Links, which will be a magnificent course for our leading players to contest this prestigious title.
"We are delighted to continue our support of world-class golf events in Scotland." - Mike Cantlay, VisitScotland chairman

“The tournament will witness a new format this year enabling amateur golfers to play alongside some of the legends of the game and we must thank VisitScotland for their continued support, as well as East Lothian Council and Archerfield Links for hosting us for the first time.”

Mike Cantlay, chairman of VisitScotland, said: “We are delighted to continue our support of world-class golf events in Scotland, the home of golf, and to see the Scottish Senior Open move to yet another outstanding venue at Archerfield Links.

“East Lothian is renowned for being home to some of the best courses anywhere in the world and with the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open taking place at Gullane this year, as well as a number of other events throughout Scotland, it promises to be another hugely exciting summer of golf in the region and across the country as a whole.”

Archerfield Links :: Have you played it?


Have you played at Archerfield Links, the new home of the Scottish Senior Open? Leave us your thoughts on it our 'Comments' section below.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
HOW MUCH HAVE CALLAWAY DRIVERS CHANGED IN 30 YEARS?
Big Bertha
play button
CAN WE SMASH IT LIKE A LONG DRIVE CHAMP?
Long Drive
play button
The Masters: What Augusta National is REALLY like
The Masters
play button
HYBRID or UTILITY IRON – Which one should you use?
Hybrid
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Kevin Craggs to caddie for Monty this week
New golf film in production starring multiple Oscar winner
COVID-19: Further relaxation of restrictions for Scottish golfers
Pro predicts “stunted” season for pandemic-hit Legends Tour
Sandy Scott forced to withdraw from GB&I Walker Cup team

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Denis Pugh’s tips for swinging on plane
Watch
play button
Increase your shoulder turn and improve your golf
Callaway
play button
Complete your backswing
Watch
play button
Swing your arms more freely
Callaway
See all videos right arrow