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Last playing spot to go to charity

ST ANDREWS, September 11, 2017 – The final chance to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is being auctioned by the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation, which raises funds for many charitable causes including assisting young amateur golfers in Scotland and South Africa and supporting the town and University of St Andrews.

The last remaining amateur playing place in the Championship will be up for auction through ebay – from 15.00hrs GMT today MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 until 15.00hrs GMT on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18. Bids can be made by visiting here.

Enthusiastic amateur golfers have one final chance to play alongside many of the world’s leading professionals in the prestigious invitation-only Alfred Dunhill Links Championship held over the Old Course St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns from October 5-8.

England cricket star Kevin Pietersen, who will be playing this year, says: “There really isn’t anything better for an amateur golfer than to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links. It’s a dream come true. And they will also be raising money for a great cause as well.”

The winning bidder will be treated to the very best of Alfred Dunhill’s world famous hospitality. The package includes one amateur place in the 2017 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, five nights accommodation for two at an official tournament hotel (breakfast included), airport transfers from Edinburgh and invitations to the Championship’s exclusive social events.

With a prize fund of US$5 million, the Championship incorporates two separate competitions – an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers and a team event in which the professionals are paired with some of the most celebrated amateur golfers, creating a unique atmosphere.

The winning bidder will be playing alongside star golfers such as Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Tommy Fleetwood, Branden Grace, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood. Among the amateurs who have played regularly are entertainment stars Jamie Dornan, Ronan Keating, Greg Kinnear, Huey Lewis and Tico Torres. They have shared the fairways with sporting greats like Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Ian Botham, Shane Warne, Brian O’Driscoll, Luis Figo and Jamie Redknapp.

The proceeds from the auction of this amateur playing spot will benefit the St Andrews-based Pilgrim Foundation (Charity Number SC029297), a charity committed to the restoration of historic monuments and buildings in the Home of Golf. The Pilgrim Foundation’s patrons include Sir Sean Connery, Colin Montgomerie, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Torrance, Tony Jacklin and TV commentator Peter Alliss.

The Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation (registered Scottish charity number SC042414) is the official Foundation of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and has raised millions of pounds for good causes since its inception.