Gleneagles to Host New PGA International Pro Am
Story published at 11:32, Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
The Gleneagles International Pro-Am will take place from 5-8 July 2016, across The King’s, Queen’s and PGA Centenary Courses. The event will be open to teams of four, comprising three amateurs and one PGA Professional, and will have a total prize fund of £18,000.
Gary Silcock, Gleneagles’ Director of Golf, commented: “We’re really excited to announce this new event for the 2016 golfing calendar, which gives players from around the world the opportunity to compete across Gleneagles’ three championship courses. Competitors will have the chance to play two of James Braid’s Classic Courses – The King’s and Queen’s – as well as the PGA Centenary Course, the venue for 2014’s Ryder Cup Matches. And afterwards, they can enjoy some warm Scottish hospitality in one of the UK’s most iconic luxury hotels.
“We hope to welcome lots of international visitors, who will be able to use Gleneagles’ location in the heart of Scotland as a base to explore the country – from historic attractions, to whisky distilleries and, of course, some great golf courses. The fact that it’s taking place the week before The Open at Troon means it’s great timing to make the trip.”
Shona Malcolm, Secretary, The PGA in Scotland, commented: “This is an exciting addition to the PGA in Scotland’s tournament calendar for 2016. The Gleneagles Hotel is instantly recognisable throughout the world, and what better place to welcome visitors to Scotland, the Home of Golf. We look forward to working in partnership to make The Gleneagles International Pro-Am a “must play” event for golf fanatics from around the globe.”
Entry to the tournament costs £7,500 for a team of four, and includes four nights’ accommodation per player; drinks reception and welcome dinner; packed lunch on tournament days; four rounds of golf; celebration dinner and prize presentation.*
To register interest, entrants should visit gleneagles.com/golf/international-pro-am and fill in a booking form.