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Golfers to pay less during Rugby World Cup

6.40am 4th September 2007 - Corporate

Popular London golf complex Playgolf Northwick Park has announced a reduction in its green free prices to just £10 a round – as long as one of the Home Nations survives in this year’s Rugby World Cup 2007.

The offer starts on Friday 7th September, the day the World Cup kicks off, and ends – potentially – when the final whistle blows on Saturday 20th October in the Rugby World Cup final. But with most rugby fans expecting at least one quarter final place for England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland, the first crunch weekend is likely to be 6th – 7th October, the first knockout stage.

And while the Home Nations are still in the hunt, Northwick Park has also dropped its two-round price to just £20 – just twenty quid for twice around a golf course described by Open Champion Padraig Harrington as ‘a little oasis in the urban desert’, by runner-up Sergio Garcia as ‘completely unique’, and by Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie as ‘fantastic’.

Jimmy Wallace, general manager at Playgolf Northwick Park, says, “We know that many of our customers are also big rugby fans. Earlier this year we had the Six Nations on our plasma screens which proved very popular. And we’ll have all the Home Nation games on our big TVs in the sports bar during Rugby World Cup 2007. We look forward to running our great value golf promotion well into October.”

Northwick Park’s ‘Majors’ golf course features tributes to golf’s most famous holes, including full-scale versions of Augusta’s 12th and 16th, the legendary ‘Postage Stamp’ par 3 from Royal Troon, one of the most difficult short holes in the world, and the 6th at Riviera with its famous bunker in the middle of the green.

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