Playing spot goes to charity: Last chance to bid

ST ANDREWS, September 17, 2017 – The final chance to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is being auctioned by the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation, which raises funds for many charitable causes including assisting young amateur golfers in Scotland and South Africa and supporting the town and University of St Andrews.

The last remaining amateur playing place in the Championship is currently being auctioned through www.ebay.co.uk. The auction will close at 15.00hrs GMT TOMORROW, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18. Bids can be made by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y8sbbnp5

Enthusiastic amateur golfers have this final opportunity to play alongside many of the world’s leading professionals in the prestigious invitation-only Alfred Dunhill Links Championship held over the Old Course St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns from October 5-8.

The winning bidder will be treated to the very best of Alfred Dunhill’s world famous hospitality. The package includes one amateur place in the 2017 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, five nights accommodation for two at an official tournament hotel (breakfast included), airport transfers from Edinburgh and invitations to the Championship’s exclusive social events.

With a prize fund of US$5 million, the Championship incorporates two separate competitions – an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers and a team event in which the professionals are paired with some of the most celebrated amateur golfers, creating a unique atmosphere.

The winning bidder will be playing alongside star golfers such as Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Tommy Fleetwood, Branden Grace, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood. Among the amateurs who have played regularly are entertainment stars Jamie Dornan, Ronan Keating, Greg Kinnear, Huey Lewis and Tico Torres. They have shared the fairways with sporting greats like Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Ian Botham, Shane Warne, Kevin Pietersen, Brian O’Driscoll, Luis Figo and Jamie Redknapp.

The proceeds from the auction of this amateur playing spot will benefit the St Andrews-based Pilgrim Foundation (Charity Number SC029297), a charity committed to the restoration of historic monuments and buildings in the Home of Golf. The Pilgrim Foundation’s patrons include Sir Sean Connery, Colin Montgomerie, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Torrance, Tony Jacklin and TV commentator Peter Alliss.

The Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation (registered Scottish charity number SC042414) is the official Foundation of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and has raised millions of pounds for good causes since its inception.