WESTERWOOD | AMERICAN GOLF
The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort is delighted to announce its partnership with nationwide golf retailer American Golf for both its Junior Championship and inaugural 9 Hole Championship this summer.
American Golf is holding a series of regional qualifying events for both Championships across July and August and has chosen The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, one of Q Hotels’ 11 golf resorts, as an ideal venue to partner with.
The 9 Hole Championship, seen by American Golf as a pioneering way of increasing involvement in the sport, is being run in association with TaylorMade with 20 qualifying events taking place across the UK, with Westerwood the only Scottish leg on August 4.
The format will be pairs, better ball stableford off ¾ handicap, with a shotgun start at 5.30pm or 6pm. Anyone can enter the competition but to stand a chance of winning prizes and progressing through to the final, golfers must have an official handicap.
"We’ve been looking to partner with venues that share our commitment to driving participation in golf" - Daniel Gathercole
Two winning pairs and runners up from each region will win fantastic prizes from TaylorMade, while the winning pairs also make their way to the Grand Final at the Belfry in September. Once there, each team will be competing for the ‘money can’t buy’ prize of a trip to the Bahamas for two people.
The Junior Championship in being run in association with Ping and there are six regional qualifying events, with the Westerwood leg on August 5, the day after the 9 Hole qualifier. The Grand Final will take place on August 26 at Ping’s Gainsborough headquarters.
The event is open to anyone aged under 18 as of the January 1, 2015. There will be several prize categories from scratch comp to up to handicaps of 54 for both boys and girls.
Daniel Gathercole, head of marketing at American Golf, said: “For both of our flagship events this summer we’ve been looking to partner with venues that share our commitment to driving participation in golf.
“The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort is very welcoming to junior golfers, it isn’t afraid of new ideas like the 9 Hole Championship and has been nothing but helpful in getting these events off the ground.”
"We’re really excited about being part of American Golf’s flagship events this summer" - Paul Bray
The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort has waived any cost of holding the events to add to American Golf’s drive to increase participation in golf. All entry fees for the competitions are being donated directly to the Golf Foundation, the golf charity that is dedicated to bringing the next generation of golfers into the game.
Paul Bray, general manager at The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, said: “We’re really excited about being part of American Golf’s flagship events this summer and we’re looking forward to welcoming the region’s best golfers of all ages here.”
American Golf at Westerwood :: To enter
Anyone wishing to enter can apply online at www.americangolf.co.uk/events. Rather than pay an entry fee, you will be asked to make a £5 donation per person to the Golf Foundation via a dedicated Just Giving page, a donation that will help bring the next generation of golfers into the game.