GOLF fans will be encouraged to turn Gullane Golf Club into a sea of tartan next week with ‘Tartan Wednesday’ at the official Pro-Am day at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Following the success of ‘Tartan Tuesday’ at last year’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, spectators are being urged to look out those tartan tammies and the plaid plus-fours and dust down the kilts.
The world’s leading professionals, amateurs, celebrities, officials and spectators are all invited to enter into the spirit of the campaign.
For tartan-clad spectators there will be an opportunity to win special prizes of ‘made to measure’ tartan trews by Slanj Kilts of Glasgow and a fourball at Gullane for the Best Dressed Fan.
All the proceeds of #TartanWednesday will go towards the funds being raised on behalf of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open’s official charity, Mindroom, an independent Scottish charity that supports the families of children and young people with learning difficulties.
Already, a minimum of £8,000 has been guaranteed from the professionals playing in the Pro-Am, who have donated their £4,000 appearance fees to the charitable initiative.
Peter Adams, Championship Director, said: “The leading professionals have been very supportive of our efforts in the past and we anticipate a substantial number of players will take the opportunity to look quite dashing in their Tartan Trews on the golf course as part of Tartan Wednesday.
“This year, we felt it would be nice to involve the amateurs, celebrities, officials and spectators in our charitable initiative and we are excited at the prospect of turning Gullane into a sea of tartan next Wednesday.”