Golfing legends, including Ryder Cup stars and Major Championship winners, will test their punting, rather than putting, abilities tomorrow (Friday) night when competitors in the Scottish Senior Open visit Musselburgh Races.
Scotland’s victorious Ryder Cup captain, Sam Torrance, and last year’s Senior Open Championship winner, Paul Broadhurst, are in the field for the 25th anniversary edition of the Scottish Senior Open to be played at Renaissance Club on East Lothian’s famous Scotland's Golf Coast from August 4-6. Also playing is 1991 Masters Champion Ian Woosnam.
And after play concludes on Friday, a group of leading golfers will make the short trip along the coast to Musselburgh to sponsor their own race at 7.50pm as part of the Friday evening holiday Flat meeting at Musselburgh.
The ’25 years of the Scottish Senior Open’ Nursery Handicap for two-year-olds, run over the minimum trip of 5 furlongs, will command the attention of the racing and golfing public alike, with prominent players selecting the Best Turned Out in the pre-race in the Parade Ring and presenting the winning connections with their spoils.
Defending champion at the internationally acclaimed Renaissance Club, just a 25-minute drive from Musselburgh racetrack, is England’s Paul Eales, who said: “As sportsmen, we always take an interest in other sports and we are keen to see a great race for the Scottish Senior Open nursery handicap.
“Hopefully, the racegoers on Friday night can see some of the golfers at the track and may wish to come along to Renaissance Club on Saturday and Sunday to support us. Admission is free and there is a charge for parking, which goes to Prostate Cancer UK.”
Anyone attending Musselburgh Racecourse purchasing a race card for Friday should provide proof of purchase to receive a 50% discount on parking at Renaissance Club.