Celebrity golf returning to Turnberry

Celebrity golf is set to return to the Ailsa Course at Turnberry in September in aid of the Beatson Cancer Charity.

The course which hosted many pro celebrity golf matches during the 1980s is to play host to a tournament which will see amateur golfers line up alongside celebrities for the 18 hole competition.

The money raised will be given to the Beatson Cancer Charity who are committed to improving the experience, treatment and wellbeing of current and former cancer patients and their families.

Scottish broadcaster Dougie Donnelly has already pulled together a number of celebrities who will be playing including John Inverdale, Chris Hollins, Fred MacAulay and former Scotland rugby captain Andy Nicol.

Amateur golfers are encouraged to buy a team of three and they will be allocated a celebrity on arrival. They will also get the opportunity to beat the old pro when they take on Andrew Murray at the 11th hole during the round.

Stephen Walker, Director of Sales & Marketing of Trump Turnberry, said : “There is a legendary history of celebrity golf events at Turnberry and we are delighted to continue this important legacy in partnership with the West of Scotland’s leading cancer charity.”

After the round of golf, participants will be able to enjoy a dinner hosted by Donnelly in the Caledonia Ballroom.

A number of prizes and auction items will be available at the dinner including golf and accommodation at Donald Trump’s courses in Aberdeen, Doonbeg and Miami.

Charlene Elliott, Head of Fundraising at Beatson Cancer Charity added : “On behalf of everyone at Beatson Cancer Charity, I’d like to give my sincere thanks to everyone involved with Trump Turnberry and the event itself. All money raised will go a very long way in the fight against cancer, now and in the future and for that we are truly thankful.”

The golf, dinner and overnight accommodation in lodge or classic room costs £1600.00 for a team of three. Further information and bookings can be made at rsvp@trumpturnberry.com