CASTLE STUART TO STAGE WORLD CORPORATE GOLF CHALLENGE EVENT

May 16, 2019

 

Castle Stuart has been chosen by Highland Fuels to host the Scottish showdown of a prestigious golf tournament that attracts teams from across the world.

 

Highland Fuels, one of Scotland’s largest independent fuel distributors, is the new WCGC licence holder in Scotland from 2019.

 

The World Corporate Golf Challenge (WCGC) is being held for the 26th year in 2019 and will involve players from more than 30 countries. It is the biggest corporate golf tournament in the world and, since its inception, more than one million golfers have competed across the globe.

 

Organisers host around 150 national qualifying events that attract more than 7,500 business executives globally each year.

 

Castle Stuart, which is marking its tenth anniversary this year, is a four-time host of the European Tour’s Scottish Open. It will welcome invited players to compete in the WCGC’s Scottish final on 24 May. The winners will go on to represent Scotland in the world final in Cascais, Portugal from 3-7 July. Over 25 players from businesses around Scotland will take part on the day.

 

Stuart McColm, Castle Stuart’s general manager, said: “The WCGC is a prestigious international event and we are honoured that Castle Stuart has been chosen to host the Scottish challenge during a milestone year for the course.”

 

Donald MacLeod, MD of Highland Fuels said: “Our management team are all keen golfers.  By teaming up with WCGC, we can not only raise awareness of Scotland on the circuit, but develop strong business relationships on a much wider scale.

 

“We wanted a stunning, local location and Castle Stuart fits the bill in every way.”

 

Castle Stuart Golf Links opened in 2009 and the course, designed by Mark Parsinen and Gil Hanse, is regarded as a modern classic. It hosted the Scottish Open between 2011-2013 and again in 2016 and last year was the venue for the renowned Duke of York Young Champions Trophy.

 

For more information contact Donald MacLeod at Highland Fuels.  Tel: 0800 224 224.  Email: wcgc@highlandfuels.co.uk.

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