Registers of Scotland – 400th Anniversary Charity Golf Tournament
Blog post by Scott McLear, Senior Digital Manager here at RoS
Registers of Scotland is pleased to announce that this year’s Charity Golf Tournament, being held as part of our 400th anniversary celebrations, will take place 25 May 2017. Funds raised at this event will go to MacMillan Cancer Support.
The tournament will be a 4 ball Texas scramble with a shotgun start on the Queen’s Course at Gleneagles on Thursday 25 May 2017. Given that it is a Texas scramble, golfers of all levels are encouraged to take part.
Texas scramble format
- 3 drives per player
- 10% of combined handicap
- Each team member plays a shot, and then it is up to the team to decide which shot is in the best position. Once the best position is decided each player then plays their next shot from that position. You need to make sure the position is marked before the first player hits, and then each person drops their ball to play. This process is continued until one of the players holes out with the stroke score being recorded.
MacMillan Cancer Support
Today around 2.5 million people are living with cancer in the UK. By 2030, this is projected to rise to 4 million. One of the reasons for this big jump is that people are living longer after a diagnosis as a result of improved treatments.
MacMillan support people living with cancer and their loved ones, from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. They improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and inspire millions of others to do the same.
Macmillan is leading the way in creating new services and resources to improve cancer care, as well as transforming existing ones.
All funds raised through our charity golf day will be donated to this excellent cause.
The Queens, Gleneagles
The natural beauty of the Queen’s Course inspires the world’s most experienced players. The Queen’s Course, in its long history, has played host to some of the world’s golfing greats.
The beautiful settings and the challenge of the golf course have attracted such top golfers as Johnny Miller, Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson, and Lee Trevino, as well as great names from the entertainment and sports worlds including Sean Connery, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosby, Jackie Stewart, and astronaut Alan Shepard (the only man to hit a golf shot on the moon), and even me…..although most of my shots ended up closer to the moon than the green.
Threading through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate, the Queen’s golf course offers lovely woodland settings, lochans and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics.
At 3,192 yards long, the challenge of the first nine can be deceptive, with even some of the best players finding it a test to make par into a fresh south westerly breeze. Do not be lulled into a false sense of security as you stand on the first tee. The “Trystin’ Tree,” or lover’s meeting place, after which the hole is named, is a challenging opener. The ground falls away at your feet, the fairway swings round to the left and slopes towards the trees, and there are a couple of cunningly placed bunkers testing your approach into the miniscule green.
A team of four costs £564.00 which includes all elements of the day including:
- Breakfast roll and refreshments upon arrival
- Goody Bag
- Competitions: Longest drive and Nearest to the pin
- Dinner in the Dormy Clubhouse
- Winner’s presentation
- A donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.
There are also a range of sponsorship options associated with this historic event.
Places for this “one-off” tournament are limited, so to book a team(s) or for further information please call Jill Malcolmson on 0131 528 3735 or alternatively email: firstname.lastname@example.org