FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 18, 2018
Carr Golf & Donald Ross Sportswear Open Registration for Donald Ross Pro-Am
Includes Rounds on Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Brora Golf Club and $20,000 Prize Fund
(DUBLIN, Ireland) – Carr Golf – Ireland, Scotland and England’s premier provider of unforgettable golf experiences – together with Donald Ross Sportswear announces registration is open for the 2019 Donald Ross Pro-Am, to be contested across the premier links courses in Scotland’s Highlands region Sept. 24 – 28.
The exclusive field is limited to 16 teams, each consisting of one PGA Professional and three amateurs. This unique golf pilgrimage features a practice round at Brora Golf Club – home of the James Braid Golfing Society – one tournament round at Gil Hanse’s scenic Castle Stuart Golf Links overlooking the Moray Firth and two tournament rounds on Royal Dornoch, home club to the architectural genius Donald Ross and ranked world No. 2 by Golf Digest.
The joyous event also includes four nights’ accommodation, welcome reception and entertainment, three meals daily, premium gift packs presented by tournament partner Donald Ross Sportswear, on the ground transportation, farewell dinner and prize ceremony and concierge service both pre-trip as well as during the event. Additionally, a $20,000 prize supported by Donald Ross Sportswear will be divided among the winning PGA Professionals.
“This exceptional tournament brings together amateurs and PGA Professionals to enjoy some of the finest links golf in Scotland,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “We invite you to journey with us to Dornoch, the birthplace of Donald Ross and one of the truly special places to play the ancient game.”
The journey to the “Home of Golf” celebrates the genius and memory of one of golf’s greatest contributors. Born in the town of Dornoch in 1872, Ross immigrated to America in 1899 and became known as the “Father of U.S. Golf Course Architecture.” His world-class designs include Pinehurst No. 2, Aronimink Golf Club, East Lake Golf Club, Seminole Golf Club, Oak Hill Country Club, Inverness Club and Oakland Hills Country Club. Over 100 U.S. national championships have been played on his courses.
The inaugural Donald Ross Tournament was hosted at Royal Dornoch, with a practice round at Brora Golf Club, on Oct. 8 – 12, 2017. Highlights included an audience with noted golf course architecture writer Bradley Klein, winner of the Donald Ross Award. Said Klein of the experience, “Go, it’s a must-attend event.”
For more information on Carr Golf: www.carrgolf.com, 1.855.617.5701 (U.S. toll free) or +353.1.822 6662.
About Carr Golf Travel
For nearly three decades, Ireland-based Carr Golf Travel has built its impeccable reputation on creating the ultimate golf escapes to exceptional courses in Ireland and Scotland like Ballybunion, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Waterville, The Old Course at St. Andrews, and Turnberry. Deeply passionate about the game’s history and traditions, the family-owned company creates, plans and implements customized and unique itineraries that include tee times, luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, unforgettable golf vacations and memories.
Joe Carr, the company’s late founder, was one of Ireland’s greatest golf heroes with over 40 championship victories including three British Amateur titles. He was the recipient of the Bobby Jones Award (1961), Walter Hagen Award (1967), and played in three Masters Tournaments at Augusta National. In 1991 he was the first Irishman to be honored with Captaincy of the Royal & Ancient and in 2007 he was the first Irishman to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Today, Joe’s son, Marty, operates the business as executive chairman. His brother Roddy is also actively involved. Named winner of Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Award for “Best Tour Operator” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son and World Invitational Father & Daughter tournaments in Southwest Ireland as well as the Donald Ross Pro-Am in the Scottish Highlands. Moreover, the company is at the forefront of corporate event implementation, as well as developing itineraries built around the Open Championship, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, College football and NFL games in London.
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