The winning pro in the upcoming Highland Links Pro Am will make whisky lovers like Stephen Gallacher and Marc Warren very envious indeed.
That’s because, in addition to a cheque, sponsor Tomatin is putting up a bottle of its 50-year-old single malt, which has been bottled exclusively for the tournament and is valued at more than £10,000.
In the build-up to the PGA in Scotland Tour event at Castle Stuart, Nairn and Royal Dornoch on September 30-October 2, the valuable prize has been displayed at the Tomatin Distillery visitor centre.
Stuart McColm, general manager at Castle Stuart and the event’s organiser, said: “The Highland Golf Links Pro Am is already one of the richest events in the PGA in Scotland Tour.
“But the addition of this prize by our headline sponsor means it offers something different to any other golf competition in Scotland.”
Stephen Bremner, managing director of the globally-renowned Tomatin Distillery, added “The 50-year-old malt is a very special whisky, which is fitting for such an outstanding event at three of the finest courses in Scotland.”
As well as the winning pro prize, Tomatin is supplying all amateur players in the event with an exclusive bottle of 16-year-old single malt from a commemorative cask.
This year’s event has attracted more than 50 teams from across the UK, Europe and the USA.
Amateur players include BBC journalist and broadcaster Naga Munchetty, Sky Sports reporter Sarah Stirk and talkSPORT radio host Georgie Bingham.
Pro golfer and BBC golf reporter Alan Tait will captain the Caste Stuart team which will also feature BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter.