Amateur golfers are being offered the chance to play in the same tournament as some of the world’s leading professionals in the 2009 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The opportunity to take part in this invitation-only tournament held over the Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie and the highly regarded Kingsbarns Golf Links from 1-4 October is every golfer’s dream.
The amateur playing place in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is up for auction – through www.ebay.co.uk until 19.00hrs on Thursday, 10 September.
The auction, which raised £24,000 last year, also offers the opportunity to support a leading golf charity. Funds raised will be donated to the St Andrews-based Pilgrim Foundation, a charity committed to the restoration of historic monuments and buildings in the Home of Golf.
The Foundation’s patrons include Sir Sean Connery, Colin Montgomerie, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Arnold Palmer, Sam Torrance, Tony Jacklin and TV commentator Peter Alliss. To date this annual auction has raised over £125 000 for the Pilgrim Foundation.
Bids can be made by visiting www.ebay.co.uk and searching for ‘Alfred Dunhill Links Championship’.
The winning bidder will be treated to the very best of Alfred Dunhill’s world famous hospitality. The package includes one amateur place in the 2009 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, five nights accommodation for two at an official tournament hotel (breakfast included), airport transfers from Edinburgh and invitations to the championship‘s exclusive social events as honoured guests.
Among the amateurs who played last year were film and television stars Hugh Grant, Samuel L.Jackson, Dougray Scott and Luke Wilson, and music legends Don Felder from the Eagles, Ronan Keating, Huey Lewis and Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres.
Many of the world’s great sports stars also took part including football’s Sir Bobby Charlton, Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit and Jamie Redknapp, world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, Olympic rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave, British tennis hero Tim Henman, American Football running back Marcus Allen, downhill ski star Franz Klammer, and former rugby players Sean Fitzpatrick, Gavin Hastings and Morné du Plessis. Cricket was represented by India’s Kapil Dev, England’s Sir Ian Botham, Mark Nicholas and Michael Vaughan, South Africa’s Shaun Pollock and Australian spin legend Shane Warne.
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship www.alfreddunhilllinks.com
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