Monday, April 6, 2009

The Craighead Charity Challenge

Crail Golfing Society has just announced its support for the St Andrews-based charity Keepers of the Green, laying down a challenge on the organisation's behalf to any golfer bold enough to try and match his or her handicap on the Gil Hanse-designed Craighead Links.

The Challenge runs from 1st April 2009 to 30th September 2009 and is open to any full fee paying visitor with a valid handicap. A donation to Keepers of the Green of £2 is required from the challengers, which will be matched by Crail Golfing Society. The leading challengers at the end of September 2009 will receive a winter ticket entitling them to free golf on either course at Crail from 1st October 2009 to 31st March 2010. In the event of a winner being an overseas resident they may choose one year overseas membership as an alternative to the winter ticket. There will be two levels for men and one for ladies. Scores nett of handicap will be posted for each level and displayed in the Proshop and on

Keepers of the Green - - is a charity organisation, founded in December 1995, which provides powered mobility for the needy and promotes the traditions of the game. The Craighead Links was the first course designed by American golf course architect, Gil Hanse, who has since produced several award winning courses in the USA as well as receiving many plaudits for the new Castle Stuart course near Inverness.

For more information contact David Roy, Managing Secretary at Crail Golfing Society and President of the Club Managers Association of Europe (Scotland), on 01333 450 686.

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