Tuesday, May 10, 2011


PGA Scotland are pleased to announce the addition to their 2011 schedule of a two-day, 36-hole professional tournament to be held over Tain and Brora golf courses in late September.
Eighteen holes will be played over each course, with the first round being held at Tain GC on Tuesday, September 27 and the second and final round at Brora the following day.
In staging the event, Brora will become the most northerly golf course on the British mainland to host a professional tournament – Golspie had previously had that distinction, having held an assistants' tournament in 1992 and 1993.
Stuart Morrison, the PGA Professional at Tain GC, commented “We are delighted to be a part of this new event. Our thanks go to Callaway and the PGA for assisting us in getting things set up. The competition will be played over two of the best golf courses in the Highlands and the pros who make the effort to travel north will not be disappointed. Hopefully it won't be a one-off."
Michael MacDougall, secretary of the PGA in Scotland, said:  “Tain and Brora are two of Scotland’s outstanding golf courses and it is only their location away from the majority of the population that has prevented them from being more widely recognised. I’d hope that this will go some way to breaking down that barrier and will be well-supported by our members.”
Brian Mason, Callaway’s Area Sales Manager (Scotland), added “We recognise that it has been a difficult time for everyone recently, and we are delighted to continue to support the Scottish PGA. To take professional golf to an area that doesn’t often stage events such as this is particularly exciting and we are happy to help to add great links courses like Tain and Brora to the schedule.”
The event will be known as the “Northern Links Callaway Challenge” and will be the penultimate tournament of the 2011 Order of Merit.



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