New sponsorship agreement boosts Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship
Scotland's club golfers will have the incentive of ‘Turkish Delight’ when they tee up in this year’s Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship thanks to an exciting new sponsorship deal.
The Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Belek is to host 20 leading club pairings from clubs across Scotland - qualifying from the four Regional Finals this August - who will be flown out to Turkey next February courtesy of Turkish Airlines, another new partner for the event.
The finalists will enjoy four nights accommodation, a practice day on Friday, February 5, 2016, ahead of the weekend 36-hole final taking place from February 6-7.
The championship is also being supported by GolfKings, the SGU’s official travel partner, who have helped broker the new deal.
It will be the first time the Scottish Golf Union has staged one of its championships overseas, with the move part of the governing body’s ongoing campaign to provide exclusive benefits to its member golfers.
The Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship has been the country’s biggest participation event since its launch in 1999, with around 20,000 club members taking part in local qualifying each year.
Every club in Scotland is invited to host a qualifying event for golfers of all abilities this spring and summer, with the top two players based on nett scores earning the chance to represent their club at one of four Regional Finals. This year, the leading five club pairings at each regional final will book their place in the Grand Final, to be staged at Regnum Carya in February.
The five-star Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort is one of Turkey’s premier golfing destinations, while Turkish Airlines have supported a number of events on the European Tour and Challenge Tour.
“We are delighted to welcome Regnum and Turkish Airlines on board as our new partners, together with the support of GolfKings, all of whom will provide a major boost to the Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship,” said SGU Marketing & Sponsorship Manager Ross Duncan.
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