The achievements of players and clubs at all levels of the game are to be celebrated when the annual Scottish Golf Awards return to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Friday 24 February.
One of the nation’s most popular golfing occasions, the event has been a sell-out in recent years, helping to raise nearly £75,000 for the Scottish Golf Charity and other good causes over the past three years. Organised by Scottish Golf, the Awards recognise the achievements of the game’s leading Tour professionals, PGA coaches and top amateurs, as well as the work done by grass roots heroes through the Volunteer and Club of the Year categories. The 2017 ceremony will be hosted by BBC broadcaster and Deacon Blue drummer Dougie Vipond, who will be joined by leading sports broadcaster and golf enthusiast Alison Walker, who makes her Scottish Golf Awards debut.
Beatson Cancer Charity is the event’s new charity partner, an organisation committed to securing funding to support and enhance the treatment of cancer, care and wellbeing of patients and their families. Paul Lawrie, the ex-Open champion and European Ryder Cup vice-captain at Hazeltine this year, is already among leading golf names committed to attending the Awards night on 24 February.
Lawrie, who will present the annual Adam Hunter Award to a promising young golfer in memory of his former coach, said:
“I’m looking forward to returning to the 2017 Scottish Golf Awards at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange in February. It’s a fantastic evening, showcasing all areas of the game, as well as raising a huge amount of money for charity. The Beatson is a charity close to my heart, given the care they offered Adam, and I look forward to joining fellow golfers and golf fans to further support the charity on a night of a celebration.”
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Scottish Golf Awards, with a table of 10 costing £950 inclusive of VAT and individual tickets £95 per person. The package includes a champagne reception, 3-course meal with wine, and the chance to mingle with Scotland’s leading golfers and famous sports stars.
To find out more, visit scottishgolf.org/golfawards while companies interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Ross Duncan or Brian Mair at Scottish Golf on 01334 466477. On social media, please use the #ScotGolfAwards.