Calling all golf lovers: Scotland needs you!

TORONTO, April 11 /CNW/ - With one place available for a golf lover to play in this year's Johnnie Walker ProAm Championship at Scotland's world famous Gleneagles Resort, VisitScotland, Scotland's official tourist board, is calling all golf enthusiasts from around the world to enter its Drive it Home competition, and be in for a chance to win this coveted place in the tournament.

From August 25-28 2011, Gleneagles will play host to golf's finest players as they compete in the Johnnie Walker Championship on one of the most challenging courses in the game, the PGA Centenary Course.

The lucky winner of VisitScotland's Drive it Home competition will experience a pilgrimage to the home of golf like no other.

The spectacular prize includes a four-night trip for two people to Scotland to attend the 2011 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles as VIP guests and experience the course for real, with a place in the Johnnie Walker ProAm Championship.

For anyone passionate about golf, this is an incredible opportunity to get close to the best players in golf; to watch and golf with the pros in Scotland, where golf was born.

With the launch of Drive it Home and the search for a player to represent all golf lovers around the world, VisitScotland is inviting golfers to participate for the chance to fulfil this dream of a lifetime.

Notes to editors:

  • To enter visit, from 05 April - 06 May 2011

  • The Johnnie Walker ProAm Championship takes place on 24 August 2011

  • The once-in-a-lifetime prize is part of VisitScotland's global golf promotion, Drive it Home, which has this year already offered three two-night golfing getaways for two in Scotland, and a four-night trip for two to Scotland to play golf with Ryder Cup-winning captain Sam Torrance at Castle Stuart, new home of the Scottish open

  • Drive it Home comes during the year of Active Scotland, a drive to grow tourism in every corner of Scotland in the run-up to staging two of the world's greatest sporting events in 2014 - the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup

  • The Johnnie Walker Championship has been held at Gleneagles since 2005, with Italian, Edoardo Molinari, winning the tournament in 2010

  • Gleneagles also played home to the first informal competition between British and American teams in 1921; and so it is fitting that the Ryder Cup should return here. The Ryder Cup is set to take place on the very same PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in 2014

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SOURCE VisitScotland

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