Sep 9th, 2019
Unique Prize on offer
Would be one expensive hangover
We very much like the prize being offered to the winning professional at this year’s Highland Golf Links Pro Am. As well as a cheque for a few bob the winner will receive a bottle of Tomatin 50-year-old single malt, which has been bottled exclusively for the tournament and is valued at more than £10,000!
GolfPunk have had the calculators out and have been furiously doing the math. There are there are 25 one ounce shots in a full-sized bottle of whiskey. That means that each shot of the finest Tomatin has to offer would cost you 400 poonds a go!
Somehow we don’t see the winner cracking open this bottle and splashing the golden liquor around the bar following the prize giving.
The Highland Golf Links Pro Am sponsored by Tomatin will be held from 30 September to 2 October at three leading championship courses – Castle Stuart Golf Links, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and The Nairn Golf Club.
Stuart McColm, general manager at Castle Stuart and Pro Am organiser, said: “The Highland Golf Links Pro Am is already one of the richest events in the PGA in Scotland Tour, but the addition of this prize by our headline sponsor means it offers something different to any other golf competition in Scotland.”
Stephen Bremner, managing director of the globally-renowned Tomatin Distillery, said: “The 50-year-old malt is a very special whisky, which is fitting for such an outstanding event at three of the finest courses in Scotland.”
Having matured for half a century, the deep-honey coloured malt is encased in a handblown Glencairn crystal decanter. This is presented in an Italian- crafted wooden box, furnished with soft, premium Italian leather, and comes with its own, individually-numbered book, signed by Distillery Manager, Graham Eunson.
As well as the winning pro prize, Tomatin is supplying all amateur players in the event with an exclusive bottle of 16-year-old single malt from a commemorative cask. Well we guess that beats getting a can of Irn Bru.
The Pro Am has attracted more than 50 teams from across the UK, Europe and the USA. Amateur players include BBC journalist and broadcaster Naga Munchetty, Sky Sports reporter Sarah Stirk and talkSPORT radio host Georgie Bingham.
There are still a few spaces available at the event. If you would like to enter visit https://www.hglproam.com
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