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Golf fans enjoy free all-American feast thanks to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

The European Tour treated lucky Scots to a free Fourth of July breakfast to celebrate the imminent arrival of some of the USA’s top golfers.

Published: July 5, 2017
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Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed will lead the all-American charge at next week’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, which takes place at Dundonald Links from July 13-16.

With the influx of top talent from the USA on the horizon, the European Tour got into the spirit and welcomed fans with 100 free breakfasts up for grabs including pancakes, bacon and maple syrup, coffee with cream and sugar and delicious milkshakes on the Fourth of July, which is Independence Day in the United States.

The diners at the Crafty Pig on Great Western Road in Glasgow also had the chance to see the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open trophy for themselves, and get their hands on some exclusive offers.

World Number Four Rory McIlroy, The Open Champion Henrik Stenson and former Masters Tournament winner Adam Scott will look to fight off the American charge next week.

Fans can enjoy all of the action, as well as a whole host of Scottish entertainment, with Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire performing outside the ropes, when the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open kicks off later this month.

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With free entry for under-16s (when accompanied by an adult), families can enjoy a range of fun activities throughout the week, including a bungee run, inflatable obstacle course, play bus, carousel, face painting and nature trail on the grounds of the event.

The team behind the event say fans of all ages will also be able to get up close to their favourite golfers, with a series of player Q&As on the show stage.

There will also be a special kids zone as part of the first ever Golf Show by American Golf in association with the European Tour and Sky Sports, while there’s a range of food and drink will be on offer from local suppliers, plus live cooking exhibitions using local produce.

Organisers say the entertainment will begin on the evening of Tuesday July 11 with the Hero Challenge - an "exciting one-hole knockout contest featuring star golfers and celebrities".

Among those competing will be former Scottish rugby international Thom Evans and Westlife star Brian McFadden.

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To find out how to secure free entry for the Hero Challenge, you can find more details here.

Those who attend will also be able to support the tournament charities Gillian’s Saltire Appeal and Maggie’s through various fun activities including a long putt challenge, photo booth and prize draws.

A free bus service, in conjunction with Stagecoach, will run on every day of the tournament from Irvine Central to Dundonald Links.

Timings will tie in with the regular train service between Glasgow Central and Irvine Central, with buses running every 15 minutes on Thursday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday.

There is also free public car parking on a first come first served basis at Dundonald Links.

• To find out more about the event and to by tickets, check out their website here.

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