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Tassie places are snapped up

Left: Josh Partington (from Walsall) winner of the Molls bank, and Dean Homewood (from North Downs) winner of the Tassie.

Left: Josh Partington (from Walsall) winner of the Molls bank, and Dean Homewood (from North Downs) winner of the Tassie.

Places in the ever popular Craw’s Nest Tassie were snapped up in just seven minutes after online bookings opened last Monday.

Organisers were delighted with the demand to participate in the annual tournament, which takes place in September.

Entry for the event opened at 7 p.m. last Monday, but by 7.07 p.m., all 330 places were taken.

As usual entrants will be coming from as far a field as the USA, Sweden, Holland and Spain as well as a wide mix of golfers from the UK.

And of course local faces will still be represented as places were reserved for club and links champions.

Golf services manager at Carnoustie Links Colin McLeod was stunned with how quickly the places filled up.

He explained: “I was pretty surprised at the speed of the bookings last Monday night.

“We knew from previous years that the Tassie Tournament has been popular around the country, but to have sold out in such a short time and to players from all round the world is just amazing.

“It just shows we shouldn’t underestimate the pulling power of Carnoustie Golf Links.”

And in a further boost for organisers by the same Monday night 85 per cent of fees for the competition had already been paid.

But this could mean disappointment for those on the waiting list as the links management committee believe there will not be many cancellations.

General Manager of Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee, Graeme Duncan added: “It’s a great week for the golfers who come to play over the Championship and the Burnside and who enjoy the hospitality of the golf clubs and use the hotels and shops around the town.”

The Craw’s Nest Tassie for amateur golfers has been played every year in Carnoustie since 1927.

The Maulesbank trophy is also contested during the tournament for those missing the cut.

 

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