Thursday, 3 February 2011

Play With a Legend of Scotland, the Home of Golf

One Golf Legend, One Round, One Trip of a Lifetime

EDINBURGH, Scotland, February 2, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - Ever dreamt of taking on a Ryder Cup legend? VisitScotland is offering golf fans the chance to play a round with Scotland's Sam Torrance at the new home of the Scottish Open.

The Ryder Cup legend was a member of the first European team to achieve success on American soil, in 1987. VisitScotland is now offering the chance for one lucky winner to take on the Scot in his own country.

The once-in-a-lifetime prize at picturesque Castle Stuart, near Inverness, is part of the national tourism organisation's global golf promotion, Drive it Home, which tees off today (February 2).

The promotion comes during the year of Active Scotland, a drive to grow tourism spend in every corner of the country in the run-up to staging two of the world's greatest sporting events in 2014 - the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup.

Through the Drive it Home campaign, golf enthusiasts the world over will also have the opportunity to compete in the ProAM at Gleneagles, as well as the chance to win a luxury golfing break at courses throughout the country, from Auchrannie on the Isle of Arran and Gullane in East Lothian, to Royal Aberdeen, and the Roxburghe Championship course in the Borders.

Sam Torrance said:

"I've played golf all over the world, but nothing can match the experience of playing the game in Scotland - the undisputed Home of Golf. VisitScotland's Drive it Home campaign gives people everywhere the chance to enjoy some of this country's finest courses and, of course, pit their wits against yours truly - I can't imagine a much better prize than that!"

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