One of the world’s leading golf brands, PING, became sponsors of the new Scottish Mixed Championship in 2017, signing a three-year agreement with Scottish Golf to support amateur golf at club level.
The Solheim family are owners of the PING brand and when Scotland was chosen as host venue for the 2019 Solheim Cup match between Europe and the USA, PING were keen to extend their partnership into Scotland through a new event. As a result, the PING Scottish Mixed Championship was born, providing a welcome addition to Scottish Golf’s portfolio of national handicap events. Aptly, The Gleneagles Hotel was selected as the venue for the inaugural final with the Queen’s Course playing host to 40 club pairings in September.
Each affiliated club in Scotland is invited to host a qualifying event at local level, using the mixed stableford points format, with the winning pair in each qualifier put forward to a national leaderboard, and those ranked in the top 40 places earning a place in the final. PING provided a superb experience for the finalists, including an exclusive branded bag for each competitor as well as a range of top prizes. Make sure you enter the qualifier at your club next season!