|Scotland’s Janice Moodie|
“A challenging but fair test of golf with breathtaking views across Loch Lomond National Park, Ben Lomond and the Luss Hills, we are confident that the Ladies European Tour will find the Carrick a very welcome addition to the 2007 calendar.”
Alexandra Armas, Executive Director of the Ladies European Tour, said: “I am delighted that the Ladies European Tour will be making a return to Scotland next season for the 2007 De Vere Ladies Scottish Open.
“This is an exciting new event for the Tour and one that I know will be very well received by the players, the media and Scottish golf fans alike.
“We look forward to working with Event Scotland, De Vere Cameron House and WSM to make this an event that Scottish golf can be proud of,” she added.
Andrew White, WSM’s Chief Executive, said: “As the ‘Home of Golf’ we are delighted that the Ladies European Tour will be returning to Scotland next year.
|Scotland’s Lynn Kenny|
The 2007 De Vere Ladies Scottish Open has received valuable financial support from EventScotland – the body responsible for attracting major sporting events to Scotland – and De Vere Hotels & Resorts. The event will be promoted by sponsorship and events agency, WSM Ltd.
The De Vere Ladies Scottish Open will be the first major tournament to take place over the newly developed Carrick on Loch Lomond following the course’s completion in early 2007.
The Scottish Open has featured on the Ladies European Tour schedule on five previous occasions, the last of which was at Dalmahoy back in 1995. The intervening years have seen the Ladies European Tour visit Scotland for the WPGA Championship of Europe, which was staged at Gleneagles from 1996-1999 and the WPGA International Matchplay, which also took place at Gleneagles in 2001.
In addition to EventScotland and De Vere, this event is being supported by VisitScotland, Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, as part of the bid partnership for The 2011 Solheim Cup.
EventScotland is the national organisation for sports and cultural events and co-ordinates the delivery of the Major Events Strategy published by the Scottish Executive in November 2002. The strategy is designed to maximise the benefits of existing events, to attract new events, to showcase Scotland’s assets and to encourage more people to visit Scotland to experience at first hand major sporting and cultural events being staged in the country. For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and the latest event news please visit www.EventScotland.org
About De Vere Hotels & Resorts:
De Vere Hotels & Resorts feature a collection of the finest four and five star hotels, which offer a surprisingly contemporary experience whilst remaining sympathetic to their tradition and location.
17 hotels with individuality and flair, create unique experiences every time. By tailoring every visit to guests’ personal requirements and delivering a professional and surprisingly bespoke service, they set themselves apart from the crowd. Extensive facilities across the brand include both superb conference and event as well as leisure amenities: championship golf courses, top quality spas and a host of outdoor activities.
World famous hotels in this portfolio include De Vere Cameron House a stunning ancestral home perched on the Southern Shores of Loch Lomond, The De Vere Belfry, North Warwickshire, one of Europe’s leading conference and leisure destinations and host to the Ryder Cup a record four times; and The De Vere Grand, Brighton, which commands centre stage on the seafront and offers spectacular views.
For more information on De Vere Hotels & Resorts visit www.DeVere.co.uk
About WSM Ltd:
WSM is a London-based sponsorship and events consultancy. The company has an impressive track record of managing and promoting sports events in Scotland. The agency is the promoter of the annual Scotland vs England Aberdeen Cup tennis event featuring Andy Murray and Greg Rusedski. The company also had a major role in the 2005 Scottish Matchplay Championship at Archerfield Links and continues to manage Aberdeen Asset Management’s sponsorship of the Senior British Open Championship. For more information on WSM, visit www.wsmsport.com
About The Ladies European Tour (LET):
Featuring Europe’s finest women golfers, the Ladies European Tour in 2006 sanctions 21 international tournaments, with more than 10.6 million euros in prize money; an increase of 21% on 2005. Since it was founded in 1979, the Ladies European Tour has grown from its roots as a predominantly British based Tour into a truly international organisation which now operates on four continents, with events in 17 different countries. Moreover, the Tour has well over 300 playing members representing a multitude of nationalities and cultures. The Ladies European Tour is headquartered in Cheshire in the UK. For more information on the Ladies European Tour, log on to ladieseuropeantour.com.