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Local schools invited to join golfing event led by the European Tour and RSM

Posted on 7 Jul 2017

An exciting event to encourage young people to take part in golf has been organised two days before the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open tees off.

The Junior Challenge with Team RSM takes place on Tuesday 11 July at Dundonald Links, two days before some of the world’s top golfers, including four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy, and The Open Champion Henrik Stenson get the Scottish Open action under way.

Starting at 3pm, young people aged 16 or under are invited to take part and mix with their local golfing heroes. The first 120 juniors to sign up will have the opportunity to participate in the event.

Former Open Champion and home favourite Paul Lawrie and Englishman Andy Sullivan, who made his Ryder Cup debut last year, will be providing expert tips to the potential stars of the future. Sky Sports presenter Sarah Stik will be the host for what promises to be a fun-filled afternoon.

Local children’s golf equipment manufacturer, Golphin, will also be involved, providing coaches and equipment.

To sign up, please email scottishopen@europeantour.com

The event precedes the Hero Challenge which takes place that evening.

Hosted by Kirsty Gallacher and Vernon Kay, it features presenter Naga Munchetty, actor James Nesbitt, singer Brian McFadden, and rugby ace and Strictly star Thom Evans. The celebrities will be joined by World Golf Championship winner Russell Knox, India's number one Anirban Lahiri, The Open Champion Henrik Stenson and defending champion Alex Levy in an exciting one-hole challenge that will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Doors open at 5pm (the show is live at 7.30pm).