Today is the final day for amateur golfers to book their place in the Alfred Dunhill Links, the same tournament where many of the world’s leading professionals and celebrities will compete.
The package includes one amateur place in the 2014 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.
The exclusive amateur playing place is up for auction but bids must be in by 7:00pm today. To place your bid, log-on to www.ebay.co.uk and search for ‘Alfred Dunhill Links Championship’.
The event will be held over the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns Golf Links, from October 2-5.
2014 Alfred Dunhill Links format
With a prize fund of $5 million, the Dunhill Links incorporates two separate competitions - an individual professional tournament and a team event in which the professionals are paired with amateur golfers.
Over the years, the tournament has attracted a strong international including major winners such as Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els and Sir Nick Faldo. Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Paul Lawrie and Louis Oosthuizen have also taken part in the recent past, as have Ryder Cup legends Colin Montgomerie and Lee Westwood.
"This is the 30th year in which Alfred Dunhill has supported golf in St Andrews."
Among the amateurs who have played regularly are film and TV stars Hugh Grant and Greg Kinnear, music legends Don Felder of the Eagles, Huey Lewis and Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres.
British sporting knights Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Steve Redgrave, football legends Johan Cruyff and Ruud Gullit and former British tennis No 1 Tim Henman have also tested themselves at the Dunhill Links in years gone by.
This is the 30th year in which Alfred Dunhill has supported golf in St Andrews, beginning in 1985 with the Alfred Dunhill Cup, then from 2001 with the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.