Thursday, January 14, 2010

Places in Craw’s Nest Tassie Snapped Up in Record Time

The Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee has confirmed that all 338 places in the 2010 Craw’s Nest Tassie were snapped up within five minutes of the competition’s online application system going live at 5pm on Monday, January 11.
The CGLMC received the first entry for the 2010 tournament 30 seconds after the online system was activated and exactly 4min 57sec later the complete allocation of places was filled.
That means the tournament was fully subscribed over two minutes quicker than last year and the speed at which places disappeared confirms the Tassie’s reputation as one of the most popular tournaments in the amateur game.
“It was incredible,” said Colin McLeod, the CGLMC’s Golf Services Manager. “Last year, it would be fair to say we were taken a bit by surprise when the places were snapped up in just over seven minutes, but this year the whole process took two minutes less.”
“We’ve have received entries from America, Canada, Holland, Sweden and Spain as well as from all over GB and Ireland,” he added. “Some of the competitors have entered for the first time but the majority come year after year which shows how popular the Tassie has become.
“A lot of our entrants tell us it’s the highlight of their golfing year.”
This year’s Tassie is to be played between Monday September 5 and Saturday September 11 over both the Championship and Burnside courses and is the 77th playing of an event that was inaugurated back in 1927. Last year’s tournament was won by Kevin Dyckman, from Haninge, Sweden.
Golfers who want to visit Carnoustie can log onto where they can check availability on all three of its courses and book a tee time at their convenience



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