It has just been revealed that a brand new Scottish-based tour for developing male and female professionals will be launching in the next few weeks.
The Tartan Pro Tour has been created by Major-winning Scottish golfer Paul Lawrie.
Taking place throughout August and September, it will take in six prestigious venues including Carnoustie, St Andrews and Royal Dornoch.
Announcing the Tartan Pro Tour through his Five Star Sports Management & Events company, Paul Lawrie said:
“This period has been the strangest any of us have ever faced in our lifetimes and as professional sportspeople we are champing at the bit to get back competing. The Tartan Pro Tour has come about partly because Covid has obliterated our normal schedules. All of the Pros I’ve had contact with throughout these past twelve weeks have no certainty that they’ll get a chance to play again this season at all.
For the players on the smaller circuits there’s little or nothing to set their sights on, sadly. And whilst there seem to be several smaller Tours popping-up around the M25 Corridor, it’s a long way for Pros from North of the Border to go without accommodation options and all the other considerations around air travel, etc.”
It’s certainly true that the Rose Ladies Series isn't so convenient for those based in the North of the country. In fact, we recently reported that LET Access player Sophie Powell has had to resort to travelling down from Manchester the night before the events and sleeping in a van.
Taking in some of the most beautiful courses in the Home of Golf, the full schedule for the Tartan Pro Tour is as follows:
The Carnoustie Challenge – August 5-6 (Carnoustie Championship Course)
Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Scottish Par 3 Championship presented by Farmfoods – August 8-9 (PLGC Devenick Course)
Royal Dornoch Masters presented by Gym Rental Company – September 7-8 (Championship Course)
The Pollok Open presented by Blue Group – September 10-11 (Pollok Golf Club)
St Andrews Classic presented by Cloudcube – September 15-16 (Jubilee & New Courses)
Rowallan Castle Championship – September 23-24
We bet all the Scottish players are absolutely thrilled.
Entries open from July 13.
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