Published on : Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Wales will host a Major Championship for the first time in 2014 when The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex visits Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and all golf enthusiasts can ensure they are part of this special occasion by taking advantage of a festive ticketing offer.
With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to purchase advance tickets to see some of golf’s most iconic names take on this iconic South Wales links course, from July 24-27, 2014.
Substantial advance discounts are available via www.senioropengolf.com, with season tickets bought before December 31 cost just £60 – a 25 per cent saving on the gate price of £80.
One day tickets purchased before December 31 cost £20, a saving of £10 on the gate price, while Wednesday practice day tickets are also available at the reduced price of £10, a saving of £5 on the gate price. Under16s are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult and parking is also free.
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships, at The R&A, said: “The Senior Open Championship has become an important and popular part of the annual golfing summer, with many of golf’s great names taking part each year.
“Royal Porthcawl is another magnificent links venue which all of the players will relish playing next year. We are hoping that the Welsh public will take advantage of this superb advance ticket offer and will come out and support a Major Championship on their doorstep.”
As part of the agreement between the Welsh Government, The European Tour and The R&A, The Senior Open will return to Welsh shores on two further occasions between 2015 and 2024, on dates yet to be confirmed.
Prestigious Award for Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, host venue of the Senior Open Championship in July 2014 has been announced as Golf Club of the Year 2013. The award was made under the Club Awards category by Club Europe through the Club Managers Association of Europe. This prestigious award covers both Royal Porthcawl’s challenging championship links course and its unique, characterful clubhouse.
In making the award, judges were looking for “…a club which manages to combine traditional standards with forward thinking strategies, encouraging new followers as well as ensuring that existing members are looked after, securing a healthy future for both the club and – at a broader level – golf in the UK”.
Royal Porthcawl was described as being one of the twelve finest courses in the world by the late Tom Scott, a leading writer on golf and former editor of Golf Illustrated. Since his day the club has acquired a large practice area and further improvements have been made to the course. Developments which keep Royal Porthcawl firmly among the world’s top golf courses. The status of the course is sustained by the many prestigious professional and amateur events held at the club over the years.
Michael Williams of the Daily Telegraph summed it all up with: “Royal Porthcawl epitomises all that is best about the game, as it once was, even down to a clubhouse that is as unchanging as the magnificent links and unrivalled hospitality.”
Come and see for yourself when Royal Porthcawl hosts Wales’ first Major championship – the Senior Open Championship, 24-27 July 2014.
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