Monday, October 17, 2005

golf : Caledonian Charity Challenge from St Andrews and Carnoustie

St Andrews Golf Vacations Ltd, Affiliates and Sponsors would proudly like to officially announce the Launch of Scotland's Newest Golf Event and Vacation all in one :
'The Caledonian Charity Challenge' Sponsored by Dollar Thrifty UK Car Rental being held June 2006 over some of Scotland's Finest Golf Courses including St Andrews, Carnoustie, Gleneagles and Scotscraig and More ... with Daily Prizes to be won

Carnoustie Championship Golf Links has been chosen to host Big Break IV,and is currently being aired on the Golf Channel being watched by a massive 80 Million Viewers
Carnoustie Championship Golf Links is also the venue of the 2007 British Open
Colin McLeod, Head of Golf Operations at Carnoustie 'has made Championship Golf Tourism Affordable for the visiting Tourist offering unbelievable value for money at the Worlds Toughest test of Golf by putting together Packages that make Golfing dreams come true'

Steve Cooke & Graham Murray from St Andrews Golf Vacations Ltd, thought up the idea in August 2005, on the back of a meeting with David Hayman, well known Actor and Film Director and Director of Operations at No Nonsense Glasgow based Charity 'Spirit Aid' , who's Work spreads from Local Community Projects Helping Children, to mobile Medical Units in Afghanistan and more recently Post Tsunami Continuing to help, fund and support an Orphanage in Sri Lanka

It is hoped enough £20,000+ (about $35,000 USA) be raised and donated to Spirit Aid to help Fight Poverty and Starvation in Africa during this event. David Hayman will be in Africa in the near future and Investigating what work can be done from the money in light of the Starvation and Poverty that is starting to be reported in some regions of the continent

A truly International event already with a Pakistan Resident Golf professional, a sales and marketing team at the American home of golf, North Caralina, and further sales and marketing units based in Asia and Australasia , and web support from MDM Solutions UK

Over the past 18 Months Steve & Graham have developed ,getting it to the top of the search engines on limited resources and funds employing a webmaster from California, Richard Steward from co-opwebhosting ,have over the months got one of the most Powerful Golf Tourism websites in Scotland, hoping to entice entrants Worldwide

The whole week is Structured as though the Players are Professional Golfers with a lot being done for them off the Course, Spouse are even invited along, the only difference being the AFFORDABLE pricing of the Event, and incredible attention to detail

Steve Cooke MD of the Company also founder and Manager of the World Famous 'Barbers Pole' in St Andrews which has just celebrated 10 years in Business
Earlier this year in January 2005, Steve Travelled to Sri Lanka and helped several People get back on their feet
On his return, prominent Solicitors in St Andrews Rollo Davidson and Mcfarlane offered to Sponsor Steve to start his own Charity, which was supported by St Andrews Merchants Association where he has sat for an executive for 10 years.

Steve made a decision to add about a Dollar (60 Pence) onto each Haircut Supporting 3 different Charities, explaining ' A little bit and often goes a long way, over £1000 being Raised per month directly from the Home of Golf St Andrews'
'In the past month alone we have helped Starving in Malawi, and got 7 Tsunami Affected Widows back to work' Steve says,
'I'm sure there must be other Barbers, Hairdressers, and small Businesses Worldwide who could adopt this?
The fantastic thing is the money goes DIRECTLY where its supposed to and not down some Black Hole'

Clients enjoy a Free Nip of Whisky with every Haircut, which is very popular with Visiting Tourists, Locals and Students !

Media and Press Please Contact

Steve Cooke - Managing Director
St Andrews Golf Vacations Ltd SC286883
134 South Street
St Andrews
Fife. KY15 7BA

Telephone : +44 1337 858888
Email : An Event and Golf Vacations all in One !! Affordable Golf Vacations direct from St Andrews Barbers Pole St Andrews 'Each Haircut helps fight poverty and suffering' Fundraising arm of the Barbers Pole A charity with Integrity