Tuesday 9 December 2008

East Lothian Golf Classic To Return

As part of the 2009 Homecoming Golf Classics programme, it has been confirmed that The East Lothian Homecoming Golf Classic will take place in the last week of June into the first week in July with golf over Craigielaw, Longniddry and the two course at Gullane - No 1 and No 2.

The week will tee off with a drinks reception at a local distillery and will also include an evening at the famous Musselburgh Races on the Monday night.

The organisers are delighted to be returning to the area after an absence of some five years and are convinced that with the support of the tourism partners and Golf East Lothian the event can establish itself permanantly on the Scottish golfing calendar.

The event takes place between Sunday 28th of June through to Thursday 2nd of July. Visit www.scottishgolfclassics.com for more information.

Ayrshire Golf Classic Courses Confirmed

The organisers of the Scottish Golf Classics are delighted to be able to confirm the details of the programme for the 2009 Ayrshire Homecoming Golf Classic with the inclusion of some of the finest golf courses in Scotland back on the rota for what could prove to be one of the most attractive club golfer events Ayrshire has ever hosted.

Managing Director Ian McCaig was delighted with the latest piece of news regarding the programme, “With The Open Championship being hosted in Ayrshire this year we always knew Turnberry would be off our itinerary but we’re delighted that we can now confirm that the event will feature golf over Prestwick, Western Gailes, Dundonald Links and Barassie. It really does ensure that we can develop the event from 2009 onwards and provide a positive impact for the local economy at the beginning of the golfing year.”

The event which will take place as part of the Homecoming Scotland 2009 proves the strength in depth of golf product that Ayrshire can boast and emphasises the benefits of golf courses and hotels working together.

We’ve been delighted with the support we’ve had from the accommodation and golf partners and look forward to a really successful event to open a highly important season for golf in Ayrshire.”

Launched in 2000 the Scottish Golf Classics have become a regular return fixture in the calendar of many golfers from across the UK, Europe and beyond. Open to both ladies and gents and with full handicap allowance being given these stableford events are what golf should be about.

“60% socialising, 40% competitive was how one competitor put it.” said Ian McCaig.
The Ayrshire Homecoming Golf Classic is one of five Scottish Golf Classics taking place across Scotland in 2009 being preceded by The Highland and followed during the year by mirror events in Fife, East Lothian and the Moray Firth.

With Homecoming Scotland 2009 being built upon the anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth it is appropriate that the Ayrshire Homecoming Classic will once again feature elements of the bard – the 2008 prize giving dinner held at The Fairfield Hotel in Ayr featured an appearance by Rabbie himself!

The organisers have promised to see if they can tie him down again for the event again in 2009.
Full information and booking details are available at http://www.scottishgolfclassics.com/
Telephone +44 1292 521404 for further information.