Drive it Home: Scotland's Biggest Global Golf Promotion

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - Scotland: the Home of Golf is offering its biggest ever golf promotion in 2010, with over 250 tee times throughout Scotland, the chance to play golf with Sam Torrance, win a trip to the Open Championship in its 150th anniversary year, and play the illustrious St Andrews Old Course.

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From 15-28 February 2010, golfers can register on http://www.driveithome2010.com to win their free golf times, where they could see themselves and three of their friends playing on one of over 50 of Scotland's top courses, from the world famous Turnberry and Royal Troon in Ayrshire to the Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews and Gleneagles, home of the Ryder Cup 2014.

March sees Golf fans given the opportunity to win a golf visit to Scotland, including a day with Scotland's Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance; while April offers the chance to win a trip to July's Open Championship and play the famous Old Course.

Scotland is undeniably the Home of Golf, with over 550 courses to choose from and having pioneered the game from as early as the 15 century. From the iconic courses of St Andrews and the coastal links of Aberdeenshire, Morayshire and Ayrshire, to the challenges Dalmahoy and Gleneagles, Scotland's golf courses provide the experience of a lifetime for golfers.

Sam Torrance, VisitScotland's golf ambassador, said, "The Drive It Home promotion is the perfect reason for international golfers to visit the Home of Golf in 2010. Scotland is the undisputed 'Home of Golf'. We have the best courses in the world and facilities that are second to none and will again be firmly on the golfing map this year with the 150th anniversary of the Open Championship. Scotland has over 550 courses the length and breadth of the country, the difficulty golfers have when visiting is choosing their favourite!"

This year's Drive it Home campaign website harnesses the support and enthusiasm of hundreds of partners across Scottish tourism, including 60 accommodation providers and travel operators. With free tee times up for grabs at over 50 of Scotland's courses, and a range of associated discounts and deals, this year's biggest golf push is on course to persuade even more golfers to 'Drive It Home'.

http://www.driveithome2010.com

Notes to Editors

The winners of the free four-ball will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received, on March 1, 2010. By entering the prize draw, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and decisions of the judges.

265 winners will receive a free four-ball. There will be one free four-ball per winner. Winners are designated a specific golf course on which to redeem their free four-ball - this is non-transferrable. Golfers nominated to join a free four-ball are not eligible to claim a free four-ball themselves.

The four-ball prize may be redeemed at the designated Scottish Golf Course between 13th April-30th October 2010, subject to availability.

SOURCE VisitScotland

For further information: For further information: Claire Dickson, T: +44-(0)131-472-2329, email: claire.dickson@visitscotland.com

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