Adam Scott, the first Australian to wear the US Masters’ coveted green jacket, credits the 2009 Presidents Cup as a pivotal point in his golfing career and now holiday makers can experience the event that pits America’s best golfers against an international team of top-ranked non-Europeans.
Teed Up, Australia’s leading golf tour company, is hosting its 2013 Presidents Cup Tour from September 26 – October 7. Guests on the Teed Up tour will play some of America’s most spectacular courses, including Torrey Pines, Trump National and Whistling Straits, before heading to Columbus Ohio to watch the international team vie for Presidents Cup glory against the USA.
Bookings can be made at teed-up.com for the 11-night tour, which includes 8 games of golf, premier accommodation in Newport Beach, Whistling Straits and Ohio, golf tuition from professional Michael Mosher throughout the tour and tickets to the final two days of the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
“The Presidents Cup is always a highlight on the international golfing calendar and with the Australians and South Africans, headed by Adam Scott, dominating the international team rankings, the 2013 competition is shaping up to be an exciting event,” Bede Hendren, Teed Up co-founder, says.
Teed Up donates a percentage of tour bookings to a charitable cause and guests of the 2013 Presidents Cup Tour will be helping to support Australian families experiencing breast cancer with Teed Up pledging $200 to the McGrath Foundation for every booking made between June 4 and July 31.
“We always like to choose a charity to associate each tour with and as this year’s tournament will be played in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we felt it appropriate to support Australian families experiencing breast cancer through the McGrath Foundation,” Bede says.
The Presidents Cup, a biennial competition, which sees the world’s top golfers play for charity rather than prize money, has distributed more than $27 million to charities around the world since its inception in 1994. The tournament has earned a reputation of embracing all that is good about the game of golf in terms of sportsmanship, international goodwill and friendly competition.
“The Presidents Cup always has a special feel about it and the 2013 competition adds some extra elements to the experience,” Bede says. “It will be the 10th time the tournament has been played and it honours golfing great Jack Nicklaus with Muirfield Village Golf Club hosting the event. Jack Nicklaus designed the Ohio course not only to challenge the world’s best golfers, but also with spectators in mind – back in the 1970s his design, with its creative use of mounds and amphitheatres, was revolutionary and set a new standard for golf courses around the world. I think the opportunity to experience the Presidents Cup on the course that was Jack Nicklaus’ dream and work adds an extra special element to the 2013 Presidents Cup.”