As the golfing world gathers in Muirfield for the season’s third major, Sport-locker.net can reveal that Allianz has announced a new mentoring scheme giving young golfers around the world the chance to take part in a special 5-day golfing adventure at St Andrews Links!
The “Allianz Golf Camp” is designed to celebrate the power of mentoring in golf and will take place at the ‘Home of Golf’ in Scotland from September 14-18, 2013.
Players wanting to take part must register their application via facebook.com/AllianzGolf before August 19, 2013. A total of 15 pairs – each consisting of one young novice and their respective adult mentor – will be chosen by the Allianz golf mentors, 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley, and Beatriz Recari, LPGA and LET Tours player.
“I am delighted to announce that applications are now open for the Allianz Golf Camp 2013,” said Paul McGinley. “I really encourage everyone who mentors or is mentored in golf to apply now for the chance to train and play at St Andrews Links. I first became interested in golf thanks to my dad and we both in turn pass on what we know to my children, making golf a real family affair for the McGinley’s. So I know first-hand just what a powerful thing mentoring can be in opening golf up to a new generation of player.”
“Golf is a great sport because it is one of the few that has no boundaries – it doesn’t matter if you are male or female, young or old, expert or amateur, there is something for everyone,” says Beatriz Recari. “I am thrilled to help announce the Allianz Golf Camp 2013 because it’s a unique opportunity for people to apply together for a once-in-a-lifetime golf adventure. I can’t wait to meet everyone at St Andrews Links in September; I’m looking forward to sharing what I know and maybe learning a few things myself!”
The Allianz Golf Camp is part of a new global initiative from Allianz, called “Live life in full swing”. Allianz is a passionate supporter of golf as a way of sharing quality time with friends and family, recognising that in a fast-paced world, golf can help people stay healthy while also providing many added social benefits.
The Allianz Golf Camp can be entered at www.facebook.com/AllianzGolf. Either the adult mentor or the young novice can apply to enter on behalf of the pair, nominating themselves as a team for the event. The winning pairs will receive professional training from St Andrews Links Golf Academy and the chance to play against each other and Beatriz Recari in a real tournament. They will also get a look behind the scenes at the ‘Home of Golf’, enjoy a cultural programme and meet golfers from around the world.
Applications for the Allianz Golf Camp will run from Monday July 15 until Monday August 19, 2013. To enter novice golfers must be aged 13-17 years and golf mentors must be 25+. Both players must have a handicap to qualify. The pairs will also be asked to describe what makes their team so special. The camp itself will take place from September 14-18, 2013. To enter visit www.facebook.com/AllianzGolf