Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Alyth tournament to raise money for
Kevin McAlpine open to everybody

A tournament for teams of four amateurs on Friday, May 28 to raise funds for Alyth Golf Club's most famous golfer, double amateur champion Kevin McAlpine, to finance his fledgling career as a tour professional is open to non-members of the Perthshire club.
In the absence of playing rights on any circuit except the Alps Tour, Kevin (pictured) is relying on invitations this season to further his career, and he will be competing with Gavin Dear and Steven Hume in several Alps Tour events and also in Britain wherever he can find the opportunity.
Kevin, who played the US college circuit for four years as a Colorado State University student, won the 2006 Scottish amateur match-play championship at Nairn in 2006 and completed the rare double the following year when he won the Scottish amateur stroke-play title at Royal Dornoch.
McAlpine's father Hamish was Dundee United Football Club's personality goalkeeper for many season.
Alyth member Scott Brough said: “Obviously sponsorship is hard to come by in the current economic climate, so a few of us got together to organise this event with the support of Alyth Golf Club.
“Kevin brought great publicity to the golf club with his amateur exploits. It’s £150 for a team of four, which includes a two-course clubhouse meal at the end of play. Sponsorship of holes is also an option."
The entry list so far stands at 31 teams. There are morning tee times still available on Friday, May 28 at Alyth.
Groups of four who are interested doing their bit to help Kevin McAlpine by entering a team should contact Jim Docherty at Alyth Golf Club on 01828 632268.
If you haven't got a ready-made four, but want to play, give your name to Jim and I'm sure he can collate single players who are in the same boat. On that basis it would cost single players £37.50 to join three others and make up a team.
And there's no indication that it is a men-only affair. So, don't hold back, ladies! You can do your bit to foster Kevin McAlpine's pro career as well.



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