Friday 25 June 2010

Prestwick Ready For 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Prestwick Golf Club inaugurated the first Open Championship in 1860. The winner was Willie Park from Musselburgh with a score of 174 for 36 Holes, 2 shots clear of Tom Morris the Keeper of Prestwick’s green. Prestwick hosted the first 11 Championships and then jointly hosted it with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews and with The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Prestwick hosted its last Championship in 1925 when Jim Barnes from USA won.

Prestwick Members will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the First Open Championship in July 2010. All living Open Champions have been invited along with the Captains of all the Clubs that have hosted an Open Championship to a Dinner with the Members of Prestwick Golf Club to celebrate this special occasion on Saturday 10 July 2010.

As part of the celebrations Prestwick Golf Club will be dressing the room with 40" x 30" canvasses blown up from original images of the last Open to be held over the course.

Some of the cleaned up historic images were required by an East European magazine who are covering the anniversary and it was made easy with access to high resolution images easily from Scotland's West Coast Golf Links on-line gallery.

On and off line media can request access to the galleries for print and website publications simply by mailing us at

Thursday 24 June 2010

Looking For A Salsa Partner?

One of those strange things that you look up - Salsa Dancing in Edinburgh!

Well if you are looking for a Salsa Partner or already have one and are spending some time in Edinburgh this summer what about a Salsa Cruise!

Sunday 25th of July there's a cruise from South Queensferry from 6 til 9pm on the Forth Belle Boat which is promoted as a "Salsa Cruise Jam packed with live entertainment all night, guaranteed to get you on the dance floor with our Dance instructors and full animation team, taxi dancers and great DJ's"

Don't have a clue how to Salsa but always willing to be taught!

Prices start at £12.50 with an optional £7.50 buffet

You can book your Salsa Cruise on-line and discounts available when you book a group of 10.

End of term party for salsa latinos Baile!

Monday 21 June 2010

Summer Golf Offer at Barassie Links in Ayrshire

There's a great summer golfing offer available for visitors to Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club near Troon in Ayrshire from June right through until September.

The course, which is host to the 2010 British Boys Championship and last year's Final Open Qualifying is offering a 20% discount from Sunday through until Friday on tee times between 2pm and 3.30pm.

The stadard midweek green fee is £57 so a fourball can save more than £40!

Tee times can be booked by calling the club on +44 (0)1292 313920 or by booking online

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Mickelson confirmed for The Scottish Open

The Barclays Scottish Open will take place the week before the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews and the organisers are delighted that US Masters Champion Phil Mickelson has confirmed his entry to The Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond Golf Club from July 8-11.

The American left-hander once again proved himself one of golf’s most gifted shot-makers during his unforgettable victory at Augusta National recently as he picked up the third Green Jacket, and fourth Major title, of his glittering career.

Mickelson, a winner of 44 titles around the world, will return to the banks of Loch Lomond hoping to improve upon his second place finish of 2007 when he lost out to Frenchman Grégory Havret in a sudden-death play-off.

“Returning to Loch Lomond for The Barclays Scottish Open is always a special week for me,” said Mickelson, who last played at Loch Lomond in 2008. “Everything about the tournament, from the sponsors, to the golf course and the stunning setting at Loch Lomond is as good as it gets in golf and I am proud to be associated with the event.

“I would love to add The Barclays Scottish Open to my list of career wins: to be successful in Scotland, the home of golf, is something that every player would love to have on his resume and I am no different.

“I have been close to winning The Barclays Scottish Open in the past, and it would be great to go one better than in 2007 when I narrowly missed out on the trophy in a play-off.”

If you're in the area on or around the Scottish open you could pay a visit to the wonderful Drovers Inn -  you can book your Drovers Inn rooms on line

Visit the website for more information on The Barclays Scottish Open