The R&A offers golden tickets to women's open

Tuesday marked 100 days until the AIG women’s open tees off at Carnoustie, and the St Andrews based The R&A is celebrating by offering 100 junior golfers a golden ticket to the championship.

The AIG Women’s Open aims to champion the changing face of golf and The R&A is working with golf clubs across Scotland to inspire the next generation of golf fans to attend the championship.

Participating clubs will award a golden ticket to junior golfers who, in their own play, exhibit the values of the AIG women’s open including inclusivity, inspire others to enjoy the sport and actively engage with golf on and off the course.

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With their golden ticket in hand, junior golfers will be treated to a special masterclass on Monday, August 16 when they will receive top tips from some of the world’s best players as well as enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes look at the championship.

They will then be welcomed back to Carnoustie to experience all of the action on the four competition days.

While junior golfers can be lucky winners of a golden ticket and the VIP experience, all children under the age of 16 will be admitted free of charge, when accompanied by a ticket holding adult, to the AIG Women’s Open.

A youth ticket for those aged 16-24 can be purchased from £10.

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All tickets should be booked in advance via

This year Sophia Popov will return to Carnoustie as the AIG women’s open defending champion, after making her debut in the Championship at the famous Angus links in 2011.

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