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Drive it Home: Scotland’s Biggest Global Golf Promotion

12.43am 18th February 2010 - Travel - This story was updated on Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Scotland: the Home of Golf is offering its biggest ever golf promotion in 2010, with over 250 tee times throughout Scotland, the chance to play golf with Sam Torrance, win a trip to the Open Championship in its 150th anniversary year, and play the illustrious Old Course at St Andrews.

From now until the end of February, golfers can register on to win their free golf times, where they could see themselves and three of their friends playing on one of over 50 of Scotland’s top courses including Turnberry, Royal Troon, the Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews and Gleneagles, home of the Ryder Cup 2014.

March sees golf fans given the opportunity to win a golf visit to Scotland, including a day with Scotland’s Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance; while April offers the chance to win a trip to July’s Open Championship and play the famous Old Course.

Sam Torrance, VisitScotland’s golf ambassador, said, “The Drive It Home promotion is the perfect reason for international golfers to visit the Home of Golf in 2010. Scotland is the undisputed ‘Home of Golf’. We have the best courses in the world and facilities that are second to none and will again be firmly on the golfing map this year with the 150th anniversary of the Open Championship. Scotland has over 550 courses the length and breadth of the country, the difficulty golfers have when visiting is choosing their favourite!”

This year’s Drive it Home campaign website harnesses the support and enthusiasm of hundreds of partners across Scottish tourism, including 60 accommodation providers and travel operators. With free tee times up for grabs at over 50 of Scotland’s courses, and a range of associated discounts and deals, this year’s biggest golf push is on course to persuade even more golfers to ‘Drive It Home’.

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