One competitor said: 'It's 40% competitive golf and 60% socialising.'
Because of the reputation the Classics have built up over the last four years, and the comments from previous participants, ScottishGolf is pleased to support and promote the events for 2004.
The Drambuie Scottish Golf Classics series for 2004 comprises of events spread throughout the country from the northerly classics links courses around Dornoch to Ayrshire's Open Country in the southwest. The Highlands and Speyside events offer links and heathland options whilst Ayrshire and Fife offer some of the best Open Championship qualifying venues in the country.
What we're told by the golfers who have already played it's for anyone who has a handicap, enjoys golf travel, playing with different people and a few drams in the clubhouse or hotel. With a welcome reception sponsored by Drambuie, a swirl of the bagpipes, a touch of tartan, a taste of Scotland's cuisine, some live entertainment, the best in hospitality and accommodation and of course some of the best courses in the world, The Drambuie Scottish Golf Classics will provide just exactly what you might expect from the home of golf.
Prizes are awarded for:
Singles champion - Best 72 hole Stableford total Pairs champions - Best 72 hole Stableford total both scores
Best Stableford for each course (placings 1 - 3)Longest drive daily
Nearest the pin daily
Following four years play in July the Drambuie Ayrshire Golf Classic is moving to May. Organisers looked at the calendar with The Open Championship in Troon in 2004 and a possibility that The Barclays Scottish Open could move to the area - the offer from Turnberry to play over both The Ailsa and the Kintyre made the decision to relocate an easy one. Coming early in the year it's ideal for UK and European markets alike and a large entry is expected through the Ryanair routes flying into Prestwick.
The format remains the same as ever with 72-hole Stableford event - with golf over both Turnberry Courses - Kilmarnock Barassie and Irvine Bogside. The move however ensures some of the best value golf breaks you can get. For more information call reservations on 01292 272956 quoting ScottishGolf.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a guide price, twin share at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Ayr, would cost £395 for accommodation and golf, while a stay at a Westin Turnberry Lodge would be £507. Golf alone would be £270.
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