A star-studded field assemble at Royal Aberdeen this week for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, and Scottish Golf Membership Card holders can save money on the entry price in an exclusive offer.
For the leading European Tour event over the classic north east links, spectators can save £5 on their day ticket, or £10 off a season ticket, with the new Membership Card.
To buy on-line, simply quote ‘SGU14’ via the ticket website or show your Card at the entrance gate. The Cards have been distributed to all affiliated clubs for members in recent weeks.
The action at Royal Aberdeen, which tees off with the first round on Thursday, is not to be missed as defending champion Phil Mickelson headlines a quality field packed with Major champions, global stars and home favourites.
Two-time US Open champion Rory McIlroy, USA Ryder Cup star Rickie Fowler and 2013 Race to Dubai and FedEx Cup winner Henrik Stenson are among those competing.
Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Sir Nick Faldo, Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie, José Maria Olazábal, Louis Oosthuizen and Justin Rose are all Major champions looking to shine, with another leading trio of Englishman joining them – Ian Poulter, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood.
After impressing on American soil so far in 2014, Inverness-born Russell Knox will showcase his emerging talent in front of a home crowd for the first time as he makes his eagerly-awaited Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open debut.
Ryder Cup hopeful Stephen Gallacher will seek to continue his quest, while Aberdeen natives Lawrie and Richie Ramsay are on home turf and seeking to use that to their advantage.
As well as the Membership Card offer, Under-16s go free throughout the week when accompanied by an adult. There will be great entertainment provided for budding young golfers at the ClubGolf activity zone, located just outside the tented village. Activities include crazy golf putting, a chipping challenge, PGA professional coaching from the Paul Lawrie Foundation and much more.
Make sure you also drop by the SGU interactive activity stand, where you can learn of our latest activities and take the chance to ‘Pitch It Like Phil’ and re-enact his winning chip shot in last year’s play-off at Castle Stuart Golf Links.
Exclusive to members of SGU and SLGA affiliated golf clubs, the new Scottish Golf Membership Card will add value to your membership and bring you a number of national benefits and special offers to enhance your enjoyment of playing golf in Scotland.
Sponsored by SSE Scottish Hydro as part of their support of Scottish Golf, the Card has been created jointly by the Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association, and is designed to identify golf club members and offer preferential benefits in addition to your existing club membership.
The Scottish Golf Membership Card is personalised with your name, club and CDH (Centralised Database of Handicap) number. This will help identify you as a member when you are at other clubs, whether playing a Club Open or playing as a visitor, and can be used to access a number of member benefits.