Coltart backs Links Golf Cup
Former Ryder Cup star Andrew Coltart has
thrown his weight behind a major new amateur golf competition
taking place on Scotland’s Golf Coast - East Lothian - next
The Links Golf Cup will take place in East
Lothian in March 2013, and will allow club golfers to compete in a
championship-format event, over some of Scotland’s finest links.
Coltart’s coaching company, TPEGS, is a corporate partner.
Coltart said: 'East Lothian is Scotland’s Golf
Coast, blessed with 396 golf holes and countless memories of Open
Championships won and lost over the links here.
'The Links Golf Cup is a unique opportunity for
golfers to test themselves over four of our best courses, and I am
really looking forward to being a part of it.'
The 72 hole TaylorMade sponsored competition,
beginning on Monday 18 March, has been developed with the aim of
providing club golfers with a professional golf experience and
giving them the feeling of competing as top level pros.
A prize table worth over £3,000 is up for grabs,
and the overall winner will take home the specially commissioned
Competitors will begin the week playing at
Gullane No 1, and then move on to two local favourites Gullane No 2
and Longniddry, before playing the final round in reverse
leaderboard order at the magnificent North Berwick – ranked in the
top 100 courses of the world.
Alongside four rounds of competitive golf, the
event will also provide plenty of opportunity for entrants to
socialise together and experience what the region has to offer.
Host hotel, the Macdonald Marine, will stage a
welcome reception at the start of the week, and also a gala prize
presentation dinner after the final putt has been holed on the
Although this is the first Links Golf Cup, it is
hoped that it will become an annual affair, and follow in the
success of established amateur golf events staged in Ireland and
the north west of England, which regularly draw fields of over 200
Entries are currently being accepted via the
event’s website www.linksgolfcup.com
at the ‘Early Bird’ price of £295, which includes entry to the
event and invitations to both the welcome reception and the prize