JUSTIN Rose, the defending champion, is the poster boy for a campaign encouraging golf fans to take up an early-bird ticket offer for next year’s Scottish Open at Gullane.
Purchased before 31 January, a season-ticket for the Aberdeen Asset Management-sponsored event costs £60 – a saving of £20 on admission at the gate.
Adult day tickets are currently priced at £25, rising to £35 on the gate. Concessions (60 and over) start at £40 for a season ticket and £15 for any one day tickets if purchased in advance. Under-16s accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge and all car parking is also free. Entrance to the Pro-Am on Wednesday is £8 in advance and £15 on the day. “I am looking forward to experiencing the composite course which will be in use,” said Rose, who claimed the title at Royal Aberdeen in July.
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“I remember playing in the Amateur Championship at Muirfield way back, and one of my qualifying rounds was at Gullane. I’ve since driven through it a few times and love the big hills and sweeping holes down towards the village. The model of the tournament nowadays is brilliant and I can’t wait to defend my title.”
To book Scottish Open tickets, visit www.europeantour.com/tickets or call 0800 023 2557.
Muirfield, meanwhile, has topped Golf Monthly’s list of ‘Top 100 Golf Courses’ in the UK and Ireland. North Berwick (28th), Gullane No 1 (68th) and The Renaissance Club (83rd) are also on the list.
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