Platinum Golf Scotland have successfully organised and coordinated the 21st World Association of Lefthanded Golfers Championship in June this year.
The event, based in Dundee, attracted 230 lefties from 19 different countries along with a further 140 family and friends with the majority of competitors staying in the Hilton, Apex, and Landmark Hotels. The tournament was played over 72 holes holes of medal play over Montrose Medal, Monifieth Medal, Panmure and Scotscraig – all qualifying courses for the Open Championship at Carnoustie in the 1999 and 2007 Open’s. There was also a right handed event played over Carnoustie Burnside and Downfield for some of the family and friends.
Events held during the week were structured to showcase Scotland’s culture, heritage and hospitality. The welcome reception concluded with a Scottish Country dancing display from the award winning Gordon School of Dancers. On the Tuesday evening a Scottish night began with a Haggis being piped in by Mark Lumgair and a full address to the Haggis given by Ally Gowans, all done to give a sample of a Burns Supper followed by a “Parcel of Rogues” who played a set of Scottish folk music.The evening was rounded off with another Scottish Country Dancing display from the Gordon School of Dancers followed by a traditional Scottish Celidh with the music of the Roselea Celidh Band.
During the week there were sightseeing tours each day to Glamis Castle, Scone Palace, St. Andrews, House of Bruar, the Famous Grouse Distillery, the Royal Yacht Brittannia and Edinburgh Castle.
The Friday night gala dinner and presentation of prizes was completed with a resounding send off from another Scottish band, the Trybe, playing their own particular brand of Scottish Music – a great night was had by all.
This was the biggest event undertaken by Platinum Golf Scotland and a big thank you must go the the British Left Handed Golfers Association Committee of Tony Broadhurst, Frank McCabe, Alan Haines and Jack Ronaldson for bringing the Championships to Scotland and for their valued help and contribution throughout. Our thanks also go out to the golf clubs, the restaurants, the hotels, especially the Dundee Hilton which was used as the event headquarters and whose staff were magnificent.
We wish the W. A. L. G. good luck for the 2013 Championships being held in Turkey.
Countries represented at this year’s championships were Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada, U.S.A., New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland, Uganda, Sri Lanka
Having heard of the reputation Platinum Event Management had for organising golf events we appointed Stuart and his team to organise and manage this years World Championships. Having worked with Platinum for over 2 years in the run up to the event this July we are more than impressed with their organisational skills
Tony Broadhurst from British Left Handed Golf Association