Thursday, 14 January 2016
Paul Broadhurst   (Getty Images)
Paul Broadhurst (Getty Images)

Golfers once again have the chance to experience the unique atmosphere of the Senior Tour, with Pro-Am entries open for this year’s Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open at Archerfield Links, on Scotland’s Golf Coast.

The tournament marks the continuation of the partnership between the European Senior Tour and Prostate Cancer UK, which returns as the title sponsor of the Scottish Senior Open following the success of last year’s event.

With men over 50 being more at risk of developing prostate cancer, the association is a natural one for raising awareness among Senior Tour players – who fall in the higher risk age band – and their fans.

Broadhurst

The Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open, taking place once again at Archerfield Links from August 19-21, 2016, will receive continued support from VisitScotland and East Lothian Council and will again use the exciting and fun Pro-Am format, where amateurs play alongside the professionals for the first two days of the three-round event.

Andy Stubbs, Managing Director of the European Senior Tour, said: “We are pleased that applications are now open for this year’s tournament and are delighted to be continuing our association with Prostate Cancer UK.

“One in eight men in the UK will be affected by prostate cancer during their lifetime so we are proud to be able to raise awareness of this to our Members and their followers.

“Last year’s event saw an exciting debut victory for Paul Broadhurst, and we are confident of more great stories emerging from this year’s tournament, as the Pro-Am format is extremely popular and dramatic for all involved. We are extremely grateful for the support of VisitScotland and East Lothian Council and we cannot wait to return to the superb Archerfield Links for what is sure to be a great week.”

Last year Broadhurst, playing in his first event since turning 50 and joining the Senior Tour ranks, edged out Gordon Manson on the second hole of a play-off, the victory setting up a breakthrough season for the Englishman which culminated in him being named Rookie of the Year.

Botham

In the Pro-Am, cricket legend Ian Botham fired a closing round of 62 with professional playing partner Gordon Brand Jnr to finish just three shots behind winner William Swann, while other famous faces on the leaderboard included footballer Ray Clemence and former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Packages for the Pro-Am are available now, with options including individual spots in the Thursday team Pro-Am as well as the Friday and Saturday Alliance competition, plus a variety of accommodation choices.

Team and corporate packages are also available. For further details, please contact info.senior@europeantour.com.

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T5WOLSTENHOLME, GaryENG18-8
T5JAMES, MarkENG18-8

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