Carnoustie Golf Links and the International Pairs golf tournament have joined forces to launch the inaugural International Masters event, said to be the world’s largest competition for club golfers.
The International Masters competition brings together past and present champions of the International Pairs. Martin Delaney, chief executive at Carnoustie Hotel, said the complex has chosen to host the International Masters as part of its commitment to promote and boost golf tourism in Scotland. “Carnoustie has a worldwide reputation for allowing golfers to experience the very best,” he said. “We pride ourselves on being one of the world’s leading golf resorts. Hosting the inaugural International Masters is an opportunity to showcase our hotel to golfers across Britain and Ireland.”
Ross Honey, creator of the International Pairs said: “We have been looking for a prestigious venue for the International Masters event and Carnoustie certainly fits the bill. It is one of the most famous names in golf and could not have done more to make us welcome. The International Pairs has established itself as the premier event for club golfers and the first ever International Masters couldn’t have a more prestigious start.”
Susan Grant, Scottish Golf tourism development manager said sponsorship of the event is proof of a commitment to promote golf tourism north of the border. “Scotland has battled hard to be able to host the first International Masters event,” she said.
The International Pairs is played by club golfers in a four-ball better-ball stableford format at their home club. As long as 25 pairs compete in the event the winners are guaranteed a place at the semi-finals at an international golf venue. Almost 350 clubs have already signed up for the International Pairs in 2002
For information about the International Masters and International Pairs call Pete Richardson at WLM Public Relations on 02392 827000 mobile 07786 238920