Wednesday, April 18, 2012


NEWS RELEASEThe Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, has teed up an exciting opportunity for golf enthusiasts to get a flavour of the Ryder Cup, which will be hosted by the 5 star resort in September 2014.
“The Race to Gleneagles” tournament was inspired by The European Tour’s “Race to Dubai” and will give amateur golfers the opportunity to play on the finished PGA Centenary Course – which reopens later this month – and compete for a chance to rub shoulders with winning Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie.
Players can register for two open days, where they will be awarded points based on their medal scores, with the top 24 point scorers overall qualifying for a Gleneagles Grand Final on 16 August 2012 – with a Ryder Cup twist.
Competitors in the Grand Final will be split into two teams - playing a foursomes match in the morning and a singles match in the afternoon, with Ryder Cup attire, carts and fore caddies included. As well as breakfast and lunch, they will also be invited to a two course dinner and prize-giving hosted by Colin Montgomerie in the newly-refurbished Dormy Clubhouse.
Andrew Jowett, Gleneagles’ Head Golf Professional, said:
“As The Ryder Cup fast approaches, and we gear up to host one of the world’s biggest sporting events, the Race to Gleneagles is the perfect opportunity for golf fans to experience the PGA Centenary Course for themselves, before it sees the golfing greats of the US and Europe do battle.
“We’re delighted that Colin Montgomerie can join us for the Grand Final – I’m sure the competitors will be hoping some of his good luck on the course rubs off on them.”
Qualifying medals will take place on Sunday, May 20, Sunday, June 10 and Sunday, July 15. To register, call The Resort Sales team at Gleneagles on 0800 704 705. The cost for entry is £200 per person for two qualifying rounds.
For those unable to take part in the “Race”, Gleneagles has also teed up two Ryder Cup Experience packages for groups of eight to 72, which offer play on the PGA Centenary Course, breakfast and lunch, complimentary use of Gleneagles extensive practice facilities, an exclusive Ryder Cup gifts, and a host of additional amenities.
For more information call Gleneagles Group Sales on 0800 587 8806.



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