Our mixed pairs events in Southport and Ayrshire have proved extremely successful so we are delighted to introduce a third event next year. In conjunction with our friends at the magnificent Old Course Hotel we will be staging the Mixed Pairs Cup in May 2020.
The event will begin with our pairs taking on the Championship course at Carnoustie – home to eight Open Championships most recently in 2018 when Francesco Molinari lifted the Claret Jug. Our competitors will then proceed to do battle over two of St Andrews many stunning courses – the Castle and the Dukes.
2 nights’ accommodation at the Old Course Hotel is also included in the entry package, making this a first class trip in every respect.
We tee off on the Championship Course at Carnoustie, widely regarded as one of the world’s finest links having played host to eight Open Championships, one Women’s British Open and two Seniors Opens, as well as the annual Dunhill Links. In 2018, the course was voted Best Golf Course in Scotland over £100 for the second time in three years.
The Castle Course is perched on a rugged cliff-top, allowing golfers to enjoy spectacular views of St Andrews Bay and out to the North Sea. This is where breath-taking scenery and top class golf combine to provide a truly memorable experience. How will our golfers fare at the signature 17th hole, which is a stunning par 3 played across a ravine?
Originally designed by five times Open champion Peter Thompson, and a couple of miles inland from the town of St Andrews, the Dukes opened for play in 1995. The course is known to provide a fair test of golf, with no blind shots, bunkers in exactly the right position to pose golfers a question, very well managed rough and undulating but true greens.
This event is being staged in conjunction with the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews. The entry fee includes two nights’ accommodation at this very special hotel – rated as one of the best golf resorts in the world.
> All competitors will play in pairs at each of the three courses during the competition.
> The event is a 54 hole Betterball Stableford competition, and the pair with the highest score after the fthree rounds will be declared the winner.
> As well as prizes for overall scores, there will also be daily prizes for each day.
> Prizes will be presented following Round 3 – any prize winners not in attendance must contact the organisers to claim their prize, and will be liable for any costs incurred in sending their prize to them.
> The event organisers reserve the right to amend the format of the competition should the number of entrants or weather conditions dictate.
> All entrants must be amateurs and members of recognised golf clubs, and hold an active or competitive handicap.
> Overseas entrants must provide proof of their exact handicap, which will be adjusted according to the Slope Rating of their home course.
> CDH numbers or handicap certificates must be provided before the start of the event.
> Entrants must be over the age of 18 on the date of the first round.
> Maximum handicap allowance is 24 for men and 36 for ladies – 90% handicap allowance is given.
> A draw will be produced for each days play, and the event will be played in 4 balls.
> Should any entrants wish to withdraw from the event, a full refund (less any charges incurred) will be guaranteed up until 2 months before the start date of the event. Withdrawals after this date will receive 50% of their entry fee, unless a replacement can be found.