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Bid for the ultimate golfing dream

12.05am 4th September 2007 - Travel

Bidding has opened in an international online auction for a place in this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Amateur golfers from all over the world are being offered the chance of a lifetime to play in the same tournament as top professionals and amateurs from the world of sport and entertainment in this year’s web auction.

This year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship takes place from 4th – 7th October over the Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie and the highly regarded Kingsbarns Golf Links. The online auction offers amateur golfers throughout the world a rare opportunity to play in this prestigious tournament.

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 2007 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.

The auction runs from 3rd September until 12:00 GMT 21st September. Online auctioneers are hosting the proceedings. Bids can be made by visiting

Stuart Hawthorne, UK site marketing manager commented, “ is a trading platform, which enables individuals and small businesses to buy and sell all types of products and services online in an easy, efficient and safe environment. It is also a place where members have a good time, place bids and get involved with the site through our forums.”

The auction, which raised £19,550 last year, is in aid of the St Andrews-based Pilgrim Foundation, an organisation 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.

Entrance to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship will once again be FREE on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A ticket price of £15 (concessionary £10) will be charged for the final day’s play over the Old Course on Sunday, October 7. Under 16’s and students are FREE. Tickets are available through the ticket hotline on 0870 010 9021 or at the entrance gate. There is free parking for spectators, and a free shuttle bus service will be in operation between courses.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

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