Clubs across the United Kingdom are being urged to take advantage of an exciting new offer to get involved in the largest competition of its kind in the world for club golfers. International Pairs is offering a special discount until the end of next month to coincide with its tenth anniversary.
Clubs who register and pay before 29th February will be entitled to a 10 per cent discount on their entry fee – reducing it to £225 + VAT per pair – and tournament organisers have already been inundated with enquiries from courses eager to sign up.
“The International Pairs brand has grown enormously over the last 12 months with licensee networks set up in over 25 countries,” said Ross Honey, founder and managing director of International Pairs. “However, we feel that there could be even more clubs taking part in this great amateur tournament in the UK and that is why we are trying to encourage more to participate with this early registration offer.”
Clubs can register for as many pairs as they like with each winning team guaranteed a place in the International Pairs UK finals and the chance to play for a place in the UK Grand Final, which this year will return to the world-renowned links of Carnoustie from 13-15 October.
Qualifying events can be played in any format, whether it be pairs, singles, Stableford or medal, while clubs can set their own entry fee and keep any additional money raised.
Honey added, “We have slightly changed the qualifying criteria, which means more clubs will be able to fit their own qualifier into their members’ fixture lists. Judging by the emotions expressed by many of the competitors at last year’s UK Final, we are convinced that more golf club members would appreciate the chance to qualify for it.”
The closing date for all clubs to register and hold a qualifying event for the 2008 UK finals will be 30th September.
After a momentous 2007 which saw the English and South African Golf Unions and the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) officially endorse International Pairs, teams from countries including America, China, Australia, Sweden and Nigeria are all set to compete at the event.
International Pairs has been backed by VisitScotland for the last five years – and the national Scottish tourist body has committed to be the tournament’s main sponsor until at least the end of this year.
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