Back in 1990, a young, aspiring professional, by the name of Paul Lawrie, came to Deer Park to compete in the Scottish Under 25 Professional Championship.
He went on to win the event, which proved to be one of the important stepping stones along the way to being crowned the Open champion in Carnoustie, nine years later.
On May 21 and 22, Scotland’s next generation of aspiring stars return to Deer Park for the Scottish Young Professional’s Championship.
General manager, Kevin Mulcahy, enthused: “The youth game is extremely strong at the moment.
‘‘Golfers like Northern Ireland’s Rory McElroy have shown what talented youngsters are capable of – at 22 years of age he is the youngest player ever to hold the world number one spot.
‘‘Who knows? Maybe the next Rory McIlroy will be playing at Deer Park this month!”
The Young Pros’ event is followed by the prestigious Deer Park Masters, one of the premier events on the Scottish Tartan Tour, which takes place on July 31 and the August 1.
In fact, with the Masters and the Young Professional’s Championship, Deer Park is uniquely honoured to be the only Scottish course to host two Tartan Tour Order of Merit events in the same year.
The action doesn’t stop there either. For on Saturday, June 9, Deer Park is staging the third annual Mixed Classic.
The Mixed Classic is a unique event featuring a 27 hole format that emphasises the social aspect of the game of golf.
Each two person team is composed of a man and a lady who play nine holes in a greensomes format.
They then return to the clubhouse for a lunch.
Then, it back out to the course for nine holes of foursomes play followed by a buffet.
The final nine holes is played as a Texas Scramble which is followed by dinner and the prize giving.
The entry fee is just £50 per couple via the Deer Park Pro Shop at 01506 446688 or email email@example.com