Monday, March 06, 2006

PRESTWICK TO HOST PALMER CUP - junior golfers sought to caddy in the event

Prestwick Golf Club will host the PALMER CUP from Tuesday 27 June to Friday 30 June 2006.

The event is a collegiate match, inaugurated in 1997, and contested between the United States of America and Europe.

Previous venues, in what is undoubtedly a prestige event, have included Bay Hill, Florida, The Old and New Courses at St. Andrews, The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Royal Liverpool (Hoylake), Baltusrol, Kiawa Island and Ballybunnion, amongst others.

Participants in previous years have included Luke Donald of England and Open Champion Ben Curtis.

interested junior golfers in Ayrshire are being sought to act as caddies during the event.

There will be a total of 16 caddies required, one for each competitor, and a draw will take place to match caddies with players. Caddies will remain with their allocated player throughout the 4 days of the event.


It is essential that successful applicants will be available for ALL FOUR DAYS.
Ideally, applicants will be between 16 and 18 years of age
Applicants should be a good standard of golfer (single figure handicap)


Tuesday 27 June – Practice Day
Wednesday 28 June - Pro Am Event
Thursday 29 June – Palmer Cup matches (36 holes)
Friday 30 June – Palmer Cup matches (36 holes)

Whilst there will be a level of remuneration for those selected to caddie in the event, a greater obvious benefit to those involved will be their participation in a major event, being on the range and on the course with the best players and coaches from the European and United States colleges circuits.

There will also be the possibility of a coaching clinic, involving coaches taking part in the event, being made available to local juniors.

This event provides a great opportunity to local junior golfers to be involved in a top event with the best players.

Application forms will be available to interested juniors, through their home club convenors, in the near future, or can be requested directly by e mail from Alasdair Malcolm at

Interest in participation is expected to be high, and consequently an early return of the application forms is advised.

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