Friday, January 23, 2015

LET rookie Laura Murray says she will still support 2015 

Ladies' Tartan Tour
There will be eight Scots on the 2015 Ladies European Tour, the majority having used the Ladies Tartan Tour as a stepping stone. But Alford's Laura Murray, who won twice on the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Ladies Tour last year, says she will still be supporting the domestic circuit that has helped her reach the top tier of the women's pro game.

"I'm looking forward to playing in the Ladies' Tartan Tour events again this year," said Laura, pictured, who plays out of the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre.
"They were so beneficial to my season last year. Where the LET schedule allows me, I will play in as many of the Scottish events as possible. Thanks to the sponsors for making this tour possible again this year.
"It's so important to keep growing the tour, offering lady pros and amateurs the chance to improve their game in competition so that they too will one day be ready for the LET Q School. I'm looking forward to playing some of Scotland's hidden gem golf courses, alongside some high calibre players."
The 2015 Ladies' Tartan Tour will start and finish in the North-east of Scotland.
There will be five 36-hole events with the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre sponsoring the opening tournament, at Murcar Links on April 1 and 2, and also the Tour Championship - which will be named the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Ladies Invitational - a Deeside Golf Club, where Paul is an honorary member, over two rounds of September 15 and 16.
Places in the latter event will be awarded to the top 21 in the Ladies' Tartan Tour Order of Merit after the first four tournaments of the year. If anyone of the top 21 has to decline, their place will be awarded to the next on the Order of Merit.
The professional entry fee to each event will remain at £75 but the amateur entry fee will come down to £50. Amateirs will no longer be eligible to gain a prize voucher to the value of the professional prize for that placing. If an amateur finishes on a tournament prize list, she will receive a £20 voucher.
Tour membership fees will be the same as last year. Details:

The 2015 Ladies Tartan Tour schedule is:
April 2-3: Murcar Links (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Ladies Open)
April 6-7: Montrose Links
June 2-3: Deer Park, Livingston.
June 24-25: Marriott Dalmahoy

September 16-17: Tour Championship at Deeside for Stewart Spence Trophy (Paul Lawrie Ladies Invitational)



Talented pro and amateur women golfers will have another exciting opportunity to tee it up on the PGA in Scotland Ladies Tartan Tour.
Dates for the 2015 season have been unveiled with The Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Open kicking off proceedings at Murcar Links Golf Club in April.
It is one of five 36-hole stroke-play tournaments, each over two days, at high profile Scottish venues with the last - the Tour Championship at Deeside GC for the top 21 in the order of merit.
Falkirk-based American Beth Allen, an LET campaigner, won the Tour Championship, picking up the handsome Stewart Spence donated trophy in the process, while Laura Murray topped the order of merit.
“The PGA in Scotland is committed to providing all our members with professional, competitive playing opportunities throughout the country and we very much look forward to continuing our support of ladies golf during 2015,” said PGA in Scotland secretary Brian Mair.
“It remains our quest to promote the game to all sectors of the community and to reach as wide an audience as possible.”
PGA pro and qualified referee Nicola Melville is the tour’s director and is aiming to emulate the success of last year.
"We are looking forward to building on the success of our inaugural 2014 season with The PGA in Scotland,” she said.
“The tour remains open to all female professionals and amateurs with single-figure handicaps. It is not restricted to Scottish-based players”.
Details and entry via Blue Golf here Alternatively for more info call The PGA in Scotland on 01764 661840.