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Aug 19th, 2021

AIG Women’s Open welcomes juniors for masterclass

Golden Ticket winners learn from the world's best

100 junior golfers from across Scotland, aged between 6-16, had a golf masterclass to remember as  2009 champion Catriona Matthew, 2018 champion Georgia Hall, Emily K. Pedersen and Annabel Dimmock passed on their wisdom to the next generation of players at the iconic Carnoustie Golf Links, the host of the AIG Women’s Open starting later this week.

The exclusive masterclass, which was the conclusion to The R&A’s Golden Ticket giveaway campaign, took place on Monday 16 August and saw the lucky winners receiving top tips from some of the world’s best players, as well as enjoying an exclusive behind the scenes look at the Championship.
Earlier this year, The R&A looked to add to the excitement for the AIG Women’s Open, with the launch of a brand-new Golden Ticket giveaway campaign designed to inspire the next generation of golfers.

Launched exactly 100 days before this year’s Championship teed off, participating clubs across Scotland awarded a golden ticket to 100 junior golfers who they believed exhibit the values of the AIG Women’s Open including inclusivity, inspiring others to enjoy the sport and actively engage with golf on and off the course.
With so many fantastic and dedicated young golfers across Scotland, clubs had no easy task selecting the 100 participants to receive a coveted golden ticket. Some of the juniors won their tickets through writing competitions, detailing what their club and the sport means to them, while others won through video submissions and poster design competitions. Other winners won through skills challenges and junior medals held at their local club.

Golden Ticket winner, Verity Swift, 11 years old, from St Regulus Ladies Golf Club explained why golf was so important to her as part of the campaign: “One of the things I love about golf is that it is super friendly. I have really wanted to share how great golf is with my friends and I always encourage them to have a go. I really want to be a role model for girls younger than me and encourage them to start playing golf. I want to use my enthusiasm to show them that golf is for everyone.”

The AIG Women’s Open will take place from 19-22 August 2021 at Carnoustie, with tickets now on sale via aigwomensopen.com. The Championship will follow government guidance in relation to spectator attendance. 
Adult tickets will start from £25 with children aged 16 years or under before the Championship admitted free of charge. Spectators aged 24 years or under will be entitled to purchase youth (16-24 years) tickets starting from £12.50. A £5 Mastercard discount is available per transaction.
The AIG Women’s Open is proudly supported by VisitScotland.
For further information on the Championship, please visit www.AIGwomensopen.com 

TAGS: Ladies European Tour, AIG Women's Open, Catriona Matthew, Georgia Hall, Annabel Dimmock, 2021

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