England’s Georgia Hall and Charley Hull are already turning their focus to what they consider to be the most important part of their season, both reluctantly forgoing a trip to Tokyo for the Olympics to focus on their home events, starting with the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open at Dumbarnie Links from 12-15 August 2021.
With new title sponsor Trust Golf in place alongside long term supporters, VisitScotland, this year’s entry list is already shaping up to be one of the strongest to date as Scotland’s newest links is set to welcome more than 70 players who have won over 300 titles between them on the LPGA and Ladies European Tours.
Major winner Georgia Hall explained, “We have such a packed schedule this summer that it’s been tough to plan the right schedule in order to give myself the best chance to perform in my favourite events of the year. It’s no secret that I love playing links golf – it literally is the highlight of my season every year so I can’t wait to tee it up at Dumbarnie Links. I feel very happy with where my game is at and I am really excited for the upcoming events in Scotland. With all the travel restrictions, I have been out of the UK much more than I would have liked for the first half of the year, so it makes playing in UK events even more special this year.
Her Solheim Cup teammate, Charley Hull added, “Everyone knows how much I love being at home and, especially, playing in events in and around the UK so the Scottish swing, starting at Dumbarnie Links, is a huge focus for me. I feel like I am getting more and more confident playing links golf and although I will definitely miss being with the British Olympic team, I know I will be preparing the best way possible for what are the biggest two weeks of the year for me and for women’s golf in the UK.”
American Solheim Cup star and Major winner, Stacy Lewis has already confirmed she will return to Scotland to defend her title at the 2021 Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open and, including Lewis there are already 13 Major winners entered boasting 21 Major titles between them.
Together with new title sponsor, Trust Golf and long-term tournament partner, VisitScotland, media were able to play the acclaimed Dumbarnie Links course at a media day last month as Scotland’s newest tournament venue hosts this prestigious LPGA and Ladies European Tour co-sanctioned tournament for the first time.
The new tournament title sponsor, Trust Golf, is a Thai-based technology enterprise, founded by Dr. Prin Singhanart, working with the next generation of Thai golf professionals with the intentions to now expand internationally with the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open as their first international venture, partnering with the Scottish Government and VisitScotland. Having supported the Women’s Scottish Open since 2007, and recently announcing a further five-year funding agreement with investment of up to £6m through to 2025, the Scottish Government and VisitScotland are amongst the most prolific supporters of women’s golf globally having hosted the most successful Solheim Cup to date in 2019.
New tournament host venue, Dumbarnie Links is one of Scotland’s newest courses yet most lauded as it made an immediate impression on golf aficionados worldwide when it opened in May 2020, already establishing itself as an unmissable golfing experience on the east coast. Situated on land that has a mile and a half of sea frontage with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth, it sits comfortably amongst the likes of St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Crail located just down the coastline.