VisitScotland Announced as Associate Partner of the Paul Lawrie Match Play

The Paul Lawrie Match Play are delighted to announce that VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourism organisation is continuing to support the Paul Lawrie Match Play, now in its second year. The event will be played at Archerfield Links in East Lothian from 4– 7 August 2016.

 The 64-man knock out event which is part of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai schedule promises to be a great summer event on Scotland’s ‘Golf Coast’. As per last year ticket prices have been kept low to encourage families to come and spend a day out and watch the players showcase their match play abilities. Adult day tickets are £15, Under 18’s can enter for free. There will be fun interactive opportunities in the public village along with local food and drink retailers – all making a great day out.

 Paul Lawrie commented:

"It is fantastic for the tournament to have the support of Scotland’s national tourism organisation VisitScotland again this year. To have a beautiful links course combined with valuable support ensures we’ll have another very extremely exciting week of match play. We look forward to working closely with them to make the most of the event at our new venue on Scotland’s Golf Coast.”

 The support is being provided by the EventScotland team within VisitScotland’s events directorate, which supports Scotland’s regular portfolio of world-class golf events across both men’s and ladies tours.

 Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland, said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome the Paul Lawrie Match Play back to Scotland for a second year to add to an already fantastic summer of golf events across the country.

 “As the only straight knock-out match play event on the European Tour, it will offer golf fans in Scotland something different and provide a terrific day out for families. Paul deserves great credit for providing the impetus behind the event in addition to all the great work he does promoting golf in Scotland and we are fortunate to have such a great ambassador for Scottish golf.

 “We look forward to seeing pictures from one of Scotland’s most famous golfing regions being beamed into homes around the world, showing potential visitors why Scotland is the Home of Golf and encouraging them to visit for themselves.”

 The Paul Lawrie Match Play is one of nine major professional golf events taking place across a multitude of tours in Scotland in 2016, including four full European Tour events, the most of any country in Europe.

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