Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club, the club at the world’s oldest golf course, is hosting The Scottish Golf Heritage Festival on 12 July, 2010.
The tournament, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first Open Champion Willie Park Senior. Born in Musselburgh, Scotland, Willie Park Senior (1834 – 1903) is remembered as one of the greatest golfers of history. Locals from Scotland will be joined by golfers from all over the world with entries being received from Japan, USA, England, Europe and Canada.
First Minister Alex Salmond said: “There is nowhere in the world better than Scotland to enjoy golf. I am delighted that golf fans will have the chance to celebrate and remember Willie Park Senior – one of the game’s greatest players – at the historic setting of Musselburgh Old Course.”
The event will be attended by Tony Jacklin, Ryder Cup, British and US Open winner. Commenting on his involvement Jacklin said “I am delighted to be attending this event at the world’s oldest golf course. I hope golfers sit up and take notice of how important Musselburgh was to the formation of the game we all enjoy today.”
This is a unique opportunity for golf enthusiasts and those seeking affordable corporate hospitality to play on the World’s Oldest Golf Course with Hickory Clubs and Gutta Percha golf balls alongside Tony Jacklin.
Participants will also be amazed and delighted by David Edwards, premier Trick Golf Show Entertainer. The price of entry also includes a four course Gala Dinner held after the tournament in a Marquee on The Old Course at Musselburgh Links, with wine, prizes and entertainment and will be hosted by Mr. Jacklin himself.
The event cost for the full day and evening is £165 + VAT – for more information or to book online visit 1672 Golf Management Solutions Ltd www.golfworldsoldest.co.uk