Home Of Golf To Welcome Women’s British Open

I can’t believe the great golf events that are happening right under my nose during this upcoming summer. There is the Open at Carnoustie, the Seniors at Muirfield and then at the beginning of August there is the Women’s British Open Championship at the Old Course, St Andrews.

I’ve attended the Women’s British Open Championship before in England and I must tell you if you have not watched this event yourself it’s a real treat to attend. Scheduled to appear this year at this high profile event are the world’s top women professional golfers including Paula Creamer, Laura Davies, Michelle Wie and Annika Sorenstam.

The Women’s British Open Championship takes place from August 2nd –5th and this year the event is breaking new ground. It will become the first championship for women professionals to be played at the ‘Home of Golf’ although through the years the Old Course has hosted 26 Open Championships and numerous other professional tournaments.

Nobody is more pleased about this landmark event than the Ladies’ Golf Union. They are said to be delighted that the top female golfers are being given the chance to play over the world’s best known course. Alan McGregor, General Manager of St Andrews Links Trust is just as happy about this milestone event and is eager to see the world’s top professional women golfers playing at the ‘Home of Golf’.

Sir Richard George, Chairman and Managing Director of the event’s sponsor Weetabix, was enthusiastic on the announcement of St Andrews and said;

“We are committed to playing the Weetabix Women’s Open on courses that are recognized as being top class layouts while at the same time presenting a stiff but fair test of ability. The Old Course, St Andrews is all of these and in addition has the added kudos of being recognized throughout the world as the ‘Home of Golf. Over the years, St Andrews has produced a list of great champions and I have no doubt that the Weetabix will do the same.”

Tickets for the Weetabix Women’s Open are on sale now here. They cost from £16-£20 per day or £40-£50 for a season ticket for all 5 days (there is a 10% discount for tickets bought online prior to 31st May 2007).

See you there!

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